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How to Set Up a Garage for Welding Projects

Before striking your first spark for a home welding project, there are quite a few safety concerns to consider, especially when working in your garage. Here are some tips for a safe and functional garage set up for welding. Image Credit: Miller Welds Forum Welder

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When to Buy a Welder

Some people don’t need an excuse to go out and buy a new tool. Others can’t justify it until there’s a project large enough to warrant it. Either way, purchasing your own welder is a tricky matter that may not strike every handy man or

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Welding Yourself into a Corner

Anyone can learn to weld, to put it quite simply. All you need to do is learn a few basic welding techniques, practice safety, and soon enough you’ll be ready to go. The problem that many welding novices tend to come across however is that

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Guide to Orbital Welding

Orbital welding is a very specialized area of welding. It is a type of arc welding where the arc is rotated by machine around a static workpiece – such as a pipe – a full 360 degrees. It is an automated process and can be

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Welding: Not as Simple as Pulling the Trigger

People, particularly novice welders, tend to make the mistake of believing that welding is a very simple process – after all, it simply involves picking up the welding gun and firing it in the general direction of the project right? Well, in some cases it

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An Introduction to TIG Welding

TIG welding, or tungsten inert gas welding, also known as GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding), is one of my personal favorites.  It consists of a piece of tungsten (the electrode), used to conduct electricity to the work, held in a “torch”, with an inert gas