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Getting Stuck on Stick Welding

Many welders learn their trade by stick welding with 7018, 6010, and 6011 welding rods. The rods are versatile, easy to work with, and can be used in a variety of situations. If you have a welding project outside, a stick welding rod doesn’t need

Tips for the Best Looking Stick Welds

Stick welding has a lot of advantages that are easy to overlook, especially since MIG welders have become so popular with many home and hobby welders. For starters, stick welding is relatively cheap and simple to set up. You don’t need shielding gas and the

Welding Project: Weld Your Own Bar

Whether you’re done with work and you want to relax with some friends at home or to put together a memorable party on the weekend, you don’t need a ton of money to buy a huge, fancy bar for your drinks. You just need a

Beginner’s Welding Project: How to Weld a Charcoal Grill

If you’re looking for a simple and functional welding project that’s ideal for beginners, one of the most common places to start is by building your own welding cart. Once you’re done with a welding cart, welding your own charcoal grill is a natural next

How to Weld a Bathroom Side Table with Shelves

A bathroom side table is easy to make with a variety of welding processes and with many different materials that you have around your shop. There are plenty of table plans online and many different options of side tables. What follows below is a bathroom

Tips for TIG Welding Aluminum

TIG welding aluminum can be frustrating to the uninitiated, but if you make the right preparations and work on your technique, you can join aluminum together without melting or warping the metal and without wrecking your weld in the process. While you may have the

Tips for Using a Miller MIG Welding Machine

The Miller Electric welding company manufactures a variety of welding machines that can be used in the home, garage or for industrial uses.  If you are a beginner welder, Miller Electric offers machines that range from a 90-amp output for use with thin gauge welding

How to Properly Maintain Your Arc Welding Electrodes

Arc welding requires that the welder use electrodes (welding rods) which have wire inside them, which means that they need to be properly maintained and stored in the correct manner.  The wires located in the electrode consist of different sizes and materials, to differentiate between

Electric Welding Machines

Welding machines come in a variety of sizes and styles, but for today we are going to discuss electric welding machines.  In the early days of welding, electric welding machines were typically only found in industrial settings.  As technology advanced over time so did welding

Top 10 Welding Video Tutorials

Hey all you student welders and aspiring home project welders out there, did you know that you can learn (or at least bone up) on just about any kind of welding process, technique or project you can imagine – all in one place? That’s absolutely