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At WeldingChamps we love welding. We’ve been welding for years, and have always had a passion for it. On our blog, you will find sneaky tips and tricks when welding, and you will also find buying guides. So if you’re looking for a new TIG welder, Plasma cutter, MIG welder, or whatever, then you’ve found the right place.

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6 Different Types of Welding Joints – What are the Differences?

Do you struggle with the terminology of welding joints, or not know how to weld a specific joint in the best way for your project? Without a thorough guide or significant experience, it can be challenging. Read on and you will learn the six joints, their differences, and what to watch for when welding them. There are two types of welds performed in six different joints. [...]

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8 Steps to Weld Cast Iron Like a Pro

Preheat the iron before getting to work. Heat the iron to 500 to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. This will prep the iron. However, preheating is just one option. You can also cool it before welding. When you preheat, the cooling rate of your weld and its surrounding will be slow. When you preheat, be sure to not go beyond 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit. Do this step slowly and care [...]

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10 Tips to Weld Safely

Welding is one great, satisfying career that’s considered to be the key for numerous businesses. However, like other professions, it comes with its own dangers too, such as flying sparks, extreme temperatures, high voltages, and even toxic gases. This is where we come in. We’ll give you these 10 safety tips you need to keep in mind if you’re a welder. Ready? Read on, weld [...]

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How Hot Does a Plasma Cutter Actually Get? 

Are you wondering how hot a plasma cutter gets? As it's the most effective means of cutting metal with heat, it needs to be an incredibly hot system. A plasma cutter can chew through up to 200 inches of material per minute. Scientists and engineers have been working on improving the technology to increase the heat. So far, from less than 35 inches per minute to 200 inches p [...]

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Best Welding Respirators 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

A good welding respirator can be hard to find, but it can also be worth its weight in gold. Going without one for just a few minutes can leave you coughing and potentially make you sick, so it’s important to get a respirator that’s up to the task. While there are many overpriced professional-grade models out there, you can get the same value for a lot less. These reviews [...]

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TIG vs MIG: Which Welding Process to Choose?

1 or 0 and 1 The major difference between MIG (Metal Inert Gas) and TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding derives from the difference in the type of electrode used to generate the arc. The arc creates heat which melts the filler metal into welding plasma. In MIG welding, the electrical current runs through the filler wire so it acts as both the electrode and filler metal. This me [...]

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10 Reasons Why Welding is a Great Career Choice

If you're interested in welding as a career, you've come to the right place. We love welding and know how brilliant a career choice it is, but it's not for everyone. Like every option in life, there is a good and a bad side to it, and you shouldn't make a decision until you have an honest opinion of both sides. That's exactly what we're doing in this article. First, we d [...]

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Welding Safety Equipment Checklist: 7 Items You MUST Use

When it comes to PPE (personal protective equipment), welders are sort of known for being the most strict. You need your goggles, your vest, and a host of other things just to get started with your first piece. Here, you can find a quick and easy checklist that will prevent possible injury. 1. Insulated/Welding Gloves I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen guys [...]

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