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25 Welded Coffee Table Ideas

25+ Ideas for Welding Your Own Metal Coffee Table If you’ve been out looking for a coffee table, then you know they are either outrageously priced or poor quality. So, what’s the answer? If you have your own welder and, in most cases, some basic woodworking skills, why not weld your own coffee table? To […]

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Main Types of Welds Used in Welding

Main Types of Welds Used in Welding While there are many weld types, the most commonly used types of welds are: Bead Fillet Groove Surfacing Tack Plug Slot Resistance In this article: Weld Types Weld Parts Related reading: Guide to Welding Joint Types and Parts Weld Types Weld Bead Most of us start out learning […]

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How Long is Welding School Training?

Just How Long is Welding School Training Anyway? The first requirement to become a professional welder is to graduate high school or get your GED. After that, aspiring welders usually begin their training journey at a welding trade school, college, or university. The chosen educational route determines just how long welding school training lasts for […]

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How Much Does Welding School Cost?

If you are considering becoming a welder, training will be the most important factor in determining the type of welding career you settle into. But training in the most recent welding technologies comes at a price. How much will welding school cost you? Most welding training schools cost between $3,000 and $20,000, with the average […]

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MIG Welding With 100% Argon Shielding Gas

Running out of MIG gas in the middle of a project is a problem most welders will eventually face. Since many of us also have a tank of pure Argon on hand for other types of welding, would MIG welding with 100% Argon on mild steel allow you to finish your project without a trip to the […]

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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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