Category Archives for "Welding Guides"

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 Propane Torches 2020 – Top Picks & Reviews

a Propane Torch

Propane is one of the safest and least expensive gases to use in the workshop, and burns hot enough to effectively weld, solder, braze, and preheat most metals. It’s an excellent choice for the workshop or home use. While it’s sometimes used with oxygen to produce a powerful flame, it can work effectively without any […]

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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 MIG Welding Wire 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

a MIG welding wire for mild steel

There are various kinds of MIG wire manufactured for different purposes, but the main characteristics of quality welding wire ensure the weld is strong and sound regardless of the metal or your welding position. We have written reviews on the five best MIG welding wire choices for mild steel we found online. Consumables are expensive […]

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Best Jackson Welding Helmet Reviews 2020 – Top Picks & Guide

a best jackson welding helmet

Some of the best helmets available come from Jackson Safety, and they’re almost all found online. However, with many different versions available, how are you meant to know which one is the best to buy? Each helmet is made uniquely for a specific purpose, and there is no one-size-fits-all helmet. Therefore, we have written these […]

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Best Miller Welding Helmet Reviews 2020 – Top Picks & Guide

a miller welding helmet

Miller’s long rise from a small operation to a nearly billion-dollar company shows in its relentless pursuit of meeting its customers’ needs. Therefore, we have decided to find our five favorite Miller helmets and give our reviews of them. From three-year warranties to new lens technology and even super-slim welding masks for tight places, we […]

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