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Which is better? Arc vs Mig?

Background: I have had some experience in Oxy/Ace and Arc welding back in high school and have no experience in Mig or Tig.
Plan: I am planning to build a brick smoker, but with steel doors. The primary reason for needing a welder is to do minor welds for the smoker. Such as, welding the hinges to the steel doors, welding metal handles and various small things. Preferably, on a 110v socket.
I've searched all I know how to, so my question is: What is the preferred use? What are the upsides and downsides to each? I'm leaning toward Arc simply because everywhere I look someone says that the Arc has a more solid weld and that the Mig is not as solid because it uses wire and doesn't "melt" the metals together like Arc. Is this true as well? As I will probably rarely use it after this project, what is a good less-expensive welder?

Will also depend on your experience. Unless you want to add skills, go with the one you can already use.

If you are just building the one project, why not search around for a shop or welder you could rent or borrow. If buying, I would imagine the arc welder is cheaper. If buying used, the arc welder has a few less moving parts and may be less likely to not work - either way, try it before you buy used.

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