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Easy-to-read articles and reviews to help hobbyists, artists, and backyard DIYers choose and use the best welders and welding gear.

because with the right equipment and knowledge, welding enthusiasts find greater success and enjoyment of this creative, yet practical, craft.

Best Welding Boots for All-Day Comfort & Safety
A vital piece of every welder’s PPE (personal protection equipment), we review and compare eight of the best welding boots[...]
Lincoln 140 MIG Welder Reviews: The Models Explained
Lincoln 140 MIG Welder Reviews: EasyMIG 140 and Other ModelsRead any Lincoln 140 MIG welder reviews and you'll see how[...]
How to Reduce Spatter When MIG Welding: Top 4 Fixes
As a beginner hobbyist welder, I was getting more spatter around my welds than expected—sometimes a lot more! My grinding[...]
Automated CNC Machinery Vs. Hand Gun Welding: Which is Best for Your Project?
Automated CNC Vs. Hand Gun Welding Guest post by Peter Jacobs In the welding industry, the widely accepted notion is[...]
Best Work Light for Welding: How to See What You Weld
Trying to weld under dim lighting increases your odds of injury and making terrible welds. It’s just not worth the[...]
What Shade Lens for MIG Welding? The Easy Way to Be Safe
Hands-down, my auto-darkening helmet is my favorite piece of welding safety equipment. I appreciate technology that not only makes a product safer[...]
What Is Grind Mode on a Welding Helmet?
Why You Need Grinding Mode on Your Next Welding Helmet It’s all about safety and productivity.  A welding helmet with[...]
MIG Welding with 100% CO2 Shielding Gas
Ever wonder why some welders prefer MIG welding with 100% CO2 shielding gas instead of using a blend of argon[...]