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A Few Tips on Welding Helmets

Welding helmets or hoods come in all shapes and sizes, and they're one of the most important of a welder's tools. Firstly, you want a welding helmet that is lightweight and comfortable. Heavy helmets will tire your neck and back and are awkward and troublesome.

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Tips on Handling Welding Rods

In the field I've seen guys throwing 50lb. rod cans from a truck onto the ground, torching cans open, beating the wrong end open with a chipping hammer, and every other conceivable tool, and leaving open rod cans out in the open. ALWAYS open the

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Hypertherm Plasma Cutters: The Powermax Advantage

Not that we’re telling you which brand of plasma cutters to buy, but we strongly recommend giving Hypertherm’s Powermax a chance. In the video below, Hypertherm details the reasons Powermax plasma cutters give users an advantage working on any project. Some of the reasons given

Miller Wireless Foot and Hand Controls, WeldX Welding Apparel

Check out these exciting technologies in welding accessories and welding apparel from Miller Electric… Miller Wireless Foot and Hand Controls New Wireless Foot and Hand Controls allow for increased productivity and improved shop safety. They eliminate costly and time consuming cord failures. Extends welding range

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Buying Used Welding Machines

If you’re on a budget, you may not have the money to buy a brand new welding machine. You can buy a used welding machine if it is in good condition and works well. There are several ways to buy a used welding machine. Make

A Brief Discussion About Welding Electrode Selection

When it comes to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), no matter the project, electrode selection is one of the most important things to consider.  There are several things you should take into account when selecting an electrode.  What is the base metal?  What type of

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Some Advice When it Comes to Buying a Welder

So you want to own your own welding machine.  There are a few things you should take into consideration when shopping for one.  First of all, what do you need it for?  Is it for business?  Or are you going to be using it for

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Welding Supplies – The Basics for any Welding Job

Every profession has its toolbox. Some are figurative toolboxes full of intangible skills and others are actual toolboxes full of real tools. While skilled welders possess experience, patience and steadiness, there are a few tangible items you need before you can begin any project. Helmet

Find the Best Welding Helmet – What You Need to Know

One of the most fundamental pieces of equipment you will need to get before you even think about that torch, is of course your welding helmet.  A welding helmet is crucial for safety reasons as it protects your eyes and face from the bright flares