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

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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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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Best Flux Core Wires 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

a flux core wire

As flux core wire is the most effective means of welding galvanized or dirty steel, and the ideal choice for outdoor welding, we thought we would do some detailed reviews of the six best flux-cored wires to use in your MIG or flux core welder. Searching through a massive range of similar-looking products at different […]

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8 Improvements to Your Stainless Steel TIG Welding

8 Improvements to Your Stainless Steel TIG Welding

When you’re starting out, it can feel like a horrific nightmare trying to TIG weld stainless steel. Have you ever set your welder up exactly the same as your pro workmate and yet still produced ugly welds? It’s always a demoralizing feeling. However, with a few tips, you can turn all that around. From the […]

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Types of Welding Gases & What They’re Used For

Types of Welding Gases & What They're Used For

While traditional stick welders knew very little about gases with their welding, the rise of the MIG and TIG welding machines over the last 70 – 80 years has brought in the need for gas as a common commodity in most workshops. Why are there so many different kinds, though? And what are they used […]

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5 Tips To Staying Safe While Welding

Stay Safe While Welding

America suffers an average of 37 deaths per 100,000 steel industry workers, not including the many other welding industries like underwater welding, which has a 15 percent fatality rate. A further 500,000 welders per year are injured in accidents. These are terrifying statistics when you weld every day, and even more frightening when you’re a […]

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Best TIG Welding Gloves 2019 – Reviews & Top Picks

a TIG welding gloves

Anyone who’s tried to TIG weld with gloves that aren’t designed for TIG welding either learns they need different gloves or wonders why they struggle to run a tidy weld. Our list of reviews reveals the top eight gloves available online for TIG welding, and we explain in our buyer’s guide section what to look […]

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Best Passive Welding Helmets 2019 – Reviews & Top Picks

a passive welding helmet

It’s not only old-school welders rocking passive helmets. There’s also a new generation rising up to embrace these timeless lenses, and for a good reason. Check out our buyer’s guide to find out why. We’ve taken all the hard work out of buying online by reviewing the top passive helmets available. Our top five reviews […]

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