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Helpful Welding Tips, How-Tos, and Ideas for Welding Projects

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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How to Make Small Welding Projects From Scrap

If you’re new to welding, you might be thinking about using discarded items in smaller projects.
After all, if you keep it simple, you can build your skills and confidence gradually, and using scrap keeps your costs down. If you want to test your welding skills and learn more, here are some great suggestions for small welding projects from scrap metal.

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What Is MIG Welding Gas? Shielding Gas Basics

It’s easy to overlook the role MIG welding gas plays in creating a solid weld.  With auto-feeding filler wire and shielding gas, MIG welders are designed to make clean and reliable welds with the pull of the trigger. When learning to weld, I rarely thought about shielding gas. That is, until the first time I […]

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Guide to Welding Joint Types and Parts

Guide to Welding Joint Types and Parts For welders first getting a handle on weld joint design—how pieces of metal are put together or aligned with each other for welding—it’s important to address welded joint concepts separately from the weld. This article will get you up to speed on the main welding joint types and […]

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Welding Project Ideas For Halloween

Every year we look forward to decorating our homes for the fun Halloween holiday. But what if you could make some of your own Halloween decorations with your welder? Well, you can. If you need some ideas or instructions to create your projects, look no further. Here you’ll find some of the coolest Halloween welding projects that you make yourself.

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MIG Welding with 100% CO2 Shielding Gas

Ever wonder why some welders prefer MIG welding with 100% CO2 shielding gas instead of using a blend of argon and CO2 that’s designed for MIG? Used to shield the weld from contamination, CO2 is plain-old carbon dioxide. It’s the same stuff used to extinguish fires, carbonate your beer and soda, and keep them cold. […]

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