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Best MIG Welders For The Money: The Buyer’s Guide
Whether you're a beginner or a more advanced enthusiast, this guide will help focus your buying choices on the best[...]
How to MIG Weld Aluminum Without a Spool Gun
You've heard the horror stories about MIG welding aluminum without a spool gun—but you're still thinking of giving it a[...]
Best Welder for Beginners? 19 Smart Reasons for MIG
The best welder for beginners is a true MIG welding machine capable of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) using a[...]
Best Welding Shirts: Comfort and FR Protection
Designed to self-extinguish hot sparks, the best welding shirts protect and provide peace of mind from stray sparks that may[...]
MIG Welding With 100% Argon Shielding Gas
Running out of MIG gas in the middle of a project is a problem most welders will face. Since many[...]
Hobart 140 vs Lincoln 140: A Full Comparison
Many in the market for a good-quality 140 amp MIG welder for home or small-business use will face a Hobart[...]
Guide to Welding Joint Types and Parts
Guide to Welding Joint Types and Parts For welders first getting a handle on weld joint design—how pieces of metal[...]
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[...]