How to Become a Welder: Steps to a Professional Career

When erecting the 5.4-ton Iron pillar of Delhi in India at around 310 A.D., the workers could not know how much influence welding would have on the world today. Sixteen hundred years later, our progress beyond the ancient forge-welding process is evident. Anywhere you look there are bridges, skyscrapers, airplanes, and even cell phones, all […]

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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 use. While new welders are easy to use, developing basic skills and knowledge can ensure you’ll enjoy welding. Beginner frustration (lack of success) can end a hobby before the fun begins. But you can avoid disappointment […]

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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. (formerly Townsend Welding Equipment Company) introduced a new MIG assembly design. Tweco’s invention used a single cable to transfer gas, welding wire, and electrical power to the MIG gun. The MIG gun was also a […]

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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 but more comfortable and enjoyable to use. Adjustable auto-darkening welding helmets protect your eyes from radiation and bright welding arcs with lens coatings and electronic shades from DIN 3 to a super dark DIN 14. […]

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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 are you clear about the differences between the Lincoln 140 vs 140HD vs 140C MIG welders?How about Weld-Pak®, MIG-Pak®, Easy-MIG® and PRO MIG® branding?Most Lincoln 140 MIG welder reviews don’t address model differences. WelditU REVIEW LINCOLN […]

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