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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.

The 7 (Or So) Best Welding Books in My Library
It’s a great time to take up welding. Welders have never been more affordable, safer, or easier for beginners to[...]
How to Make Small Welding Projects From Scrap
You’ve got the bug to start welding and have purchased your first welder. Now you’re ready to dig in. But[...]
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[...]
Best Welding Helmet Lights: 4 to Fit Any Hood
It might surprise you how much welding helmet lights can improve your welding experience.  If you frequently need to lift[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Christmas Welding Projects | 25+ Inspiring Ideas for Gifts & Decor
With the holiday season comes a unique opportunity for welders to create a variety of Christmas welding projects. Here you’ll[...]