Working on an apartment not long ago, my helper managed to back the truck over about 6 feet of wrought iron fence. The truck was fine, but the fence was a mangled mess. Though I'd been trained as a welder, I lacked good portable equipment, and a run to the rental yard was out of the question that busy day. So we hired a welder to come out, and $300 later, the fence was repaired. This is just one example of the many times as a remodeling contractor I've needed an arc-welder on site. A welder's not a piece of equipment I need every day, but when I do, it's indispensable. Fortunately, small 115- volt welders are