I'm hoping this is the correct StackExchange for this question/request for advice.
I'm looking to buy a welder to introduce me a little to welding, my main use-case right now is the hobby projects I do with chainmail and soldering is just not good enough in my book. I'm working with stainless steel jump rings with a diameter ranging from 0.8mm to around 2mm.
I've seen on TheRingLord and Ganoksin that this can be done with an arc welder. As far as I've seen arc welders have the lowest prices and to me also seem like the least maintenance heavy since you don't need to stock up on gasses. So arc welders have my focus for now. My budged is around €200,- tops preferably from a dutch reseller, and I have no clue what to look for in a welder (my only clue so far is probably something that can be activated for short amounts). Would anyone be able to give me some advice on what would be a good welder and if I'm even looking in the right direction?
please do note that I'm not just looking for something fast and easy, I really don't mind getting my hands dirty learning how it works and getting some terrible welds in the process.
Some sites that are available for me (you might not be able to read the descriptions, but the welder device-names should still be the same):