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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.

Horseshoe Welding Project Tools & Supplies
Whether you're taking up horseshoe welding as a hobby or want to create projects for some extra cash flow, you’ll[...]
Flux Core Aluminum Welding Wire: What You Need to Know
Having trouble finding flux core aluminum welding wire? You’re not alone. There’s plenty of confusion on this topic, and even[...]
25 Horseshoe Welding Projects From Easy to Extraordinary
Whether you're a weekend hobbyist welder, a blacksmith or a professional welder, horseshoes offer endless possibilities for useful metalworking projects.[...]
What Size Wire for Welder Extension Cord? 120V/240V
Need to know what size wire for welder extension cord safety and performance? There’s no doubt that a lightweight, undersized[...]
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[...]