LOOKING TO UP YOUR WELDING GAME?

(Or, just getting started?)

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.


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
The right welding book by a gifted instructor-author will have you welding in no time. And a good book can[...]
What Size Gas Cylinder for MIG Welding? It’s Decision Time
Buying a new welder, or making the switch from flux-core to gas? It’s time to think about what size gas[...]
What is a Tweco® Style MIG Gun?
How many innovative product designs can you name that have lasted half of a century? In 1969, Tweco Products, Inc.[...]
MIG Welding with 100% Argon Shielding Gas
Welders are problem solvers—and running out of MIG gas in the middle of a project is a problem. We also experiment.[...]
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[...]
How to Reduce Spatter When MIG Welding: Top 4 Fixes
As a beginner hobbyist welder, I was getting more spatter around my welds than I thought I should — sometimes[...]