That's a hard call. If you're expecting practical use from it in the workplace, you may want to take the Arc course. If you're doing from a curiousity point and maybe home hobby or background understanding of welding, the Oxy/Acetylene might be better. It is a more universal metal working tool but also harder to weld with. It will give you a nice background that you could probably apply if you were ever to try to add Arc welding skills plus it is practical for home maintenance use. Problem with any welding is it is very dependent on being in practice and that's especially true of gas welding. If you're doing it enough to stay in practice, you probably would be better off with one of the electric welding processes from an efficiency standpoint, and if not, you might still be better off with an electric set-up as they can be more forgiving in technique. Do they have a course that's more general welding practice? If not, take them both. You'll learn the differences and can then choose for yourself.
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Last edited by Dad; 04-27-2004 at 05:11 PM.