Jacob Mills

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Jacob's an experienced fitter and tuner/welder who's passionate about helping others develop in life through new skills and opportunities. He's found writing on numerous sites like weldingchamps.com about his passions including his website tinyhomeskingdom.com

How to Weld Cast Iron – A Full Guide

How to Weld Cast Iron

It’s a nightmare for any cast-iron machine owner to crack or break a vital cast component. It can mean thousands of dollars in replacement parts or hundreds of dollars for hiring a cast-iron welding specialist. Either option can be chosen, but if you know how to weld and are up for learning a new skill, […]

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22 Must-Have Welding Tools & Accessories

A welder in action

Welding is a dangerously hot job. Though all tools are important, we believe that the most important ones are the items that every welder should have to keep themselves safe. We have listed the safety items that we believe are the most important, as well as other tools that are needed, in order of their […]

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9 Different Types of Welding Processes

Welding Process

When you start learning to weld, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information available on the subject. It can be difficult to begin your welding journey without knowing about the different welding types that exist. Some are easier to learn, while others are quite difficult. While certain types of welding produce […]

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Best Pipeline Welding Machine 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

Best Pipeline Welding Machine

Pipeline welding requires high levels of skill as well as high-end equipment. Industrial pipelines can be located anywhere from the tundra to the desert. They’re usually many miles from cities and towns, which means you’ll need your own electricity. Most welders plug into existing outlets, but there are no outlets in the places where pipeline […]

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Best Spot Welders 2020 – Reviews, Comparisons & Guide

Best Spot Welding Machine

When you need to weld thinner metals together, a TIG or MIG welder won’t always do the trick. Sometimes, they can create too much heat and warp the metals you’re trying to weld. Instead, a spot welder creates a tiny weld by fusing the metals together with extreme heat from both sides. No filler material […]

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Best Welding Books 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

Best Welding Books

Welding is a highly-skilled trade, and it takes a lot of time, practice, and understanding to be proficient at. There’s a lot to learn, and many professional welders have months or years of specialized schooling under their belts to help them learn and understand the processes. Complicating matters are the numerous types of welding that […]

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Best Beginner Welding Helmet 2020 – Reviews & Comparisons

Best Welding Helmet

When you’re just beginning with welding, your time should be spent on improving your welding skills, not messing with your eye protection. Unfortunately, many welding helmets are adorned with multiple dials, switches, and selectors, so you’ll have to learn what each of them does before you can safely use the mask. But no matter what, […]

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Best Welding Bags & Backpacks – Guide & Reviews 2020

A welding backpack

If you’ve been carrying your welding equipment back and forth from the job site by hand, you know what a hassle it can be. Face shield, gloves, apron, and other essentials are quite an armful. Keeping it organized is another story altogether. Luckily, we’ve put together five reviews of some popular welding bags that will […]

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Best Welding Magnets 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

Magswitch Mini Multi Angle feat

You can’t hold your metal in place and weld it at the same time. Clamps won’t do the trick. They’re not reliable, don’t hold well, and won’t keep a proper angle. But welding magnets can act as a second, third, or even fourth set of hands to hold your work in exactly the right position. […]

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Best Welding Shirts – Reviews & Guide 2020

Ur Shield Fr Shirt for Men

In these welding shirt reviews, we take a look at 10 of the best products on the market. The shirts featured here have been vetted on the grounds of several key considerations. How safe are they? Are they comfortable? Are they affordable? Unfortunately, the average consumer doesn’t get the chance to observe the true value […]

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