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How to MIG Weld Aluminum

MIG welders are extremely versatile welders that can handle a wide variety of projects. However, before you buy a spool of aluminum wire and try MIG welding aluminum, you’ll want to learn about the particular challenges and adaptations you’ll need to make before attempting to

Welding Events in April

After the excitement of March Madness, let welding sparks light up the month of April. Massachusetts residents are in luck; three out of the four welding events below take place around Bean Town. Enjoy! I didn’t include events that already took place or are no

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

Indoor/Outdoor Bench Welding Project

From your garden to your mudroom, a sturdy metal bench can serve a wide variety of purposes while providing the durability and strength that furniture in these locations requires. While a wooden bench may rot over time or the screws may give way, a welded

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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5 Reasons to Own a Stick Welder

MIG welders are regularly among the top sellers at Baker’s Gas and Welding because they are easy to use and create clean, strong welds. MIG welders are great for anything from a household project, to a car repair, to a series of fabrication jobs in a

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How to Avoid Common MIG Welding Mistakes

When it comes to short circuit MIG welding (GMAW), there are many mistakes that are quite easy to make that could lead to a weak weld or cold lap that will get your weld flagged every time by a welding inspector or lead to a broken weld

Common GMAW Welding Problems and Their Solutions

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is believed to be one of the easiest welding processes to learn and perform.  The primary reason to its ease of use is due to the fact that the power source does most of the work as it adjusts the

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Using the Right Gas for the Job

If you’re familiar with the process of gas metal arc welding, you know how important using the right shielding gas is.  It can mean the difference between a strong and appealing weld or a weld that could be problematic.  The hard part is knowing which