9 Best Welding Pants with FR Durability & Comfort

Made from a sturdy flame-resistant (FR) material, the best pants for welding will repel or self-extinguish red-hot sparks and molten spatter. Keep in mind that even good welders pants are only flame-resistant—not burn-proof. They won’t last long under direct exposure to molten spatter or heavy grinding sparks. FR welding pants are best worn as secondary […]

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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 140 vs Lincoln 140 decision. First-time beginners wary of no-name, cheap, knock-off welders (or second-time buyers replacing one) look to trusted brands like Lincoln and Hobart. When comparing build-quality and specs, the Hobart 140 and […]

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Hobart Handler 140 Review: Would I Buy Again?

This hands-on Hobart Handler 140 review features a welder I purchased three years ago.  My research found this MIG welder popular with DIY’ers tackling the same light welding tasks I do: home and business maintenance repairs, auto body work and just creating stuff in the garage. I like that it has an excellent reputation going […]

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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 sneak past welding helmets, jackets, and leathers.  The best shirts for welding can keep you warm in cold weather, or even release trapped heat, so you’re more comfortable in summer when things get extra hot. […]

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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 try. I get it. Spool guns are expensive and have drawbacks. It’s no secret that aluminum welding is tricky even if you’re using a $250 spool gun. But if you’re up for the challenge—and have […]

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