I just searched for USA welders and practically every one turned out to be imported. I do have some Fornay stuff and like them, but their inverter welder is made in Italy. But my ancient HF stick welder was also made in Italy. Out of the box it did not work. I opened it and found the main power cable was not connected to the transformer. YIKES! But after I fixed it the thing has been very reliable. Then I found the Kickhorse USA welders. looked great. But turned out to be what one reviewer called "A good grade of Chinesium via Canuckistan". So I really hoped Lincoln or Miller or Hobart made a cheap unit but this very nice one from Lincoln is $1600! My big heavy Lincoln gas MIG was only $400.