I have this one, and it is a HUGE improvement over the flux only welder. At 110V it is easy to use and not burn through thinner metal.
Not automatic is 100% correct. Your better off spending just a bit more money and buying a welder with the ability to use a regulator and a gas. Welds are much nicer and cleaner....and you can weld inside...so during the snow months you can still fabricate. Scott
HF cart for $39 on sale.
Make sure you get an autodarkening helmet too. Makes a LOT of difference.
HF has inexpensive ones to start.