Quote Originally Posted by H80N View Post
Even though a tig is more expensive and requires more skill... I would vote that you go for one of those first... your skillset will be much stronger in the longrun.... mig is percieved like a hot glue gun... even though that is not true... LEARN tig first!!! then the rest of your adventure will be much more fulfilling... know some dimestore experts will argue... but they are wrong...
Have you spent much time in race fab shops? Ultimately you need both but if you are doing primarily mild steel DOM and ERW (as most race fab shops do) if you can only pick one a mig will be a better choice. If you're going to a one off build in your garage you could do it with all tig but those that know use both and most if it is mig. Here's a pretty good example... and these aren't exactly "dime store experts".

http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...d-TIG-welding/