I have never welded in my life. I have a project that I will be using angle iron about 1/8 thick making legs with bracing to support under 100 lbs. Height of legs will be about 32" tall or so. I've done some online reading on mig and stick. It sounds like mig is the all around welder but for thinner stock, and stick for heavier uses. I just need to weld the corners and braces for these legs. I am going to precut the pieces and rent a welder. The box store has mig only for under $40 for a half day. I will try the local tool rental places to see if they have a stick. This is going to be a one time project and I don't need to own a machine. I am also thinking of just nuts and bolts to work this up. But really, I want to try welding. I was looking at the mig welders at TSC and HD and I see knobs for feed rate of the wire. Is mig for experienced welders? This project will not need to be pretty. I'll take any advice or tips. I want this to be a DIY project as I may need to add extra pieces as I go. I am also thinking of making a plywood jig to have the pieces aligned as I go.