Have recently been contemplating the purchase of a generator/welder. Now that the recent snowstorm knocked out our power for a couple of days, the decision is a simple one. My local welding supply has Lincoln and Miller machines. Was wondering if anyone here had any experience or advice. Looking at getting something new from the factory like a Lincoln Ranger 250 that produces 11,000 watts/250 amps. Anyone used the newer Hobart machines? I welcome your input.