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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.

The 7 (Or So) Best Welding Books in My DIY 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
Have a new welder? Or, making the switch from flux-core to gas? Then it’s time to think about what size[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Lincoln 140 MIG Welder Reviews: The Models Explained
Read any Lincoln 140 MIG welder reviews and you'll see how popular they are with hobbyist and DIY'er welders. But[...]