I'm trying to figure out what I want to buy right now. I'm reading TIG is a bit harder for beginners but a much more reliable choice for welding. This is saying MIG welding can often just melt a rod ONTO 2 pieces of joining metal and not actually MELTING into them. Kinda like when you solder something improperly and it's just sitting ON TOP of the 2 wires....instead of melding them together. Thus, causing a weak weld that's not readily visible to the user......which I've noticed ALOT of nice LOOKING welds. http://www.ridgenet.net/~biesiade/weld.htm I'm going to buy some video's and practice but I'm just looking for opinions on what this article is saying. I've watched some Youtube video's too and alot of chopper builders are also saying TIG is alot better. I'm just looking to do welds for a crossmember for my T56 and my tunnel hump mods to fit it in. Obviously the hump doesn't have to be super strong but I think my crossmember does.