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easy to read articles and reviews to help hobbyists, artists, and backyard DIY'ers 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 Shirts for Comfort and Protection
Stray sparks can get past welding helmets, jackets, and leathers.  Because you don't want a trapped spark to smolder—or burst[...]
Can You Weld Black Iron Pipe? (Is It Safe?)
With threaded connections and a choice of sizes, it’s easy to create projects from the black pipe and fittings found[...]
Hobart Handler 140 Review: Would This Owner Buy Again?
This hands-on Hobart Handler 140 review features a welder I purchased two years ago.  My research found this MIG welder[...]
Hobart 140 vs Lincoln 140: MIG Welder Face-Off
Many in the market for a good-quality MIG welder for home or small-business use will face a Hobart 140 vs[...]
Best 110V MIG Welders: What’s in Your Garage?
110-volt MIG welders are portable, handy tools you can power from a standard outlet. And while designed for light duty[...]
Here’s Where to Find Scrap Metal for Welding Projects
I'm going to give you some common (and not so common) ideas about where to find scrap metal for welding[...]
How to Become a Welder: Steps to a Professional Career
When erecting the 5.4-ton Iron pillar of Delhi in India at around 310 A.D., the workers could not know how[...]
The 7 (Or So) Best Welding Books in My Library
It’s a great time to take up welding. Welding machines are more affordable, safer and easy for beginners to use.[...]