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Practice for new welders

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  • #436233

    r-ice
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    Durham region, ON

    Oh good, and is he in oshawa? wouldn’t mind learning a few tips and tricks. I still need to get a welder though.

    youtube has a bunch of how to welding videos that are really good as wel as several channels dedicated to welding tips.

    yah but nothing beats having someone close by that can really show you exactly the details

    #436277

    58Chev
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    Etobicoke, ON

    Here is a great site with a ton on info on welding.

    http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #545316

    gomoto69
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    salmon arm, bc

    I’ve never welded proffessionaly, but have welded at home for years, built many projects and tools etc. I have an industrial 250 amp hobart high frequency tig/stick machine and a little 180 amp lincoln mig. My suggestions to anyone wanting to learn is this, if cost is an issue look for a used lincoln or miller or hobart mig machine. Get a 220v model of at least 170 amps, with a bottle of tri mix gas. The low cost, low amp machines with flux core wire just don’t give good results imo. Watch a few videos to get the techniques, and give it a go, play with the settings so you know how they affect your welds, it really doesn’t take long to be decent at welding mild steel, and it adds an amazing amount of possibilities to what you can do at home in your shop. Mig welding is simpler, cleaner and easier to learn than even stick welding, and a machine like i described will cover 95% of what a hobbiest will want to fabricate

    #545473

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Here is a great site with a ton on info on welding.

    http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/

    That’s a great site ,,how do you find this stuff

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #545540

    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    Here is a great site with a ton on info on welding.

    http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/

    That is good site along with their youtube channel. Lots of info and videos to follow along.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #545666

    gomoto69
    Pro
    salmon arm, bc

    I think there’s so many really good you tube channels these days that i would consider a welding course optional, especially for mig welding mild steel. Of course an actual training class is a good thing, if unavailable in your area, or if the cost is too high, don’t let that discourage anyone from learning on your own.

    #545669

    MrFid
    Pro
    Sudbury, MA

    I would love to learn this skill. There are some classes near me that I’d like to take someday. It would be a very nice skill to have.

    #546013

    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    I would love to learn this skill. There are some classes near me that I’d like to take someday. It would be a very nice skill to have.

    If you know the basics youtube can help. If you do not have any experience then go take a beginners welding class. Well worth the time and expense.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #546018

    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    I would love to learn this skill. There are some classes near me that I’d like to take someday. It would be a very nice skill to have.

    If you know the basics youtube can help. If you do not have any experience then go take a beginners welding class. Well worth the time and expense.

    Over a decade ago I took a beginners 6 week evening class that was being offered by a local high school. @mrfid, Well worth it start off with.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #546042

    Anonymous

    I would love to learn this skill. There are some classes near me that I’d like to take someday. It would be a very nice skill to have.

    If you know the basics youtube can help. If you do not have any experience then go take a beginners welding class. Well worth the time and expense.

    Great advice, I was good friends with the welding instructor at my job and even though it wasn’t my job to weld he taught me anyway

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