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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

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The Best Welding Helmet for MIG Welding

MIG welding is used for a wide variety of applications, from large scale fabrication to more precise automotive work. MIG welders tend to create less spatter than stick welding, but you still need to wear proper welding safety gear such as cotton clothes, MIG welding

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Tips for Teaching a New Welder

When you have your own welder, you may be the guy all of your friends go to for welding lessons. The problem is, you haven’t been trained how to teach someone to weld. You may be on the verge of a really frustrating weekend if

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How to Weld Using Cellulosic Electrodes

Cellulosic electrodes are covered electrodes where the covering is comprised of a high amount of cellulose.  These types of electrodes are used primarily in stick metal arc welding and are favorites among welders because of their high level of penetration, accuracy, and their high endurance

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Why Welding Safety Is Important

There is more to welding safety than using a solid ground and avoiding puddles while using a high voltage welding arc. In fact, there are some long term health risks if you don’t take some simple precautions. In fact, the good news is that it’s

How to Weld a Dining Room Table

A dining room or kitchen table is one piece of furniture that every home needs and that just about any welder can make. Tables are very easy to weld since they only require a series of tacks and finishing welds in order to create a

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How to Get MIG Welding Right the First Time

Old timers and rookies can both forget to take important steps that can make a significant difference in the quality of their welds. Sometimes you’re rushing on a project during the weekend or a busy day in the shop can result in making a mistake

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Avoid These 5 Common Beginner Welding Mistakes

There are plenty of things that can go wrong when you’re just starting to weld. From too long an arc to welding with too much power, the quality of your finished weld depends on avoiding some common mistakes. While it’s best to take a welding

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8 Ways to Prep Metal for Welding

Before you set up your welder and strike an arc, you’ll need to first prepare your metal for welding. Sometimes you’ll need to make a quick cut and other times you’ll need to make a long cut through thick metal. No matter how long or thick