Our best overall pick is a decent-priced model from Hobart that can be used for both MIG and flux core welding, so it’s an excellent go-to for auto or home use. Working with the durability Hobart provides, the welder is portable and comes complete with the essential tools you need. It operates on a 115V household current and has a five-position voltage control selector, so you can fine tune the arc for a range of metal thicknesses. The set up is also easy, and the whole unit is one of the best MIG welders for the beginner to handle. This wire feed welder works best with cast iron, brass, magnesium alloy and aluminum and is a great bet for auto body work, domestic repairs, and outdoor projects.