What Is Welding?
Welding is the process of permanently joining two or more pieces of metal together. A welding wire or filler rod is used to create an electrical circuit called an ‘arc’ that fuses the metal at very high temperatures. When formed correctly, good welds have tremendous strength and durability.
Welding Projects for Beginners
The most popular welding projects for beginners are basic repairs to fences and gates, fixing auto bodywork or trailer damage, making small furniture items like stools and side tables, and developing sculptural pieces that allow welders to explore their creativity.
Gather Tools of the Trade
The following equipment can be used for many types of welding. They have been selected from leading manufacturers, and the extensive buyer’s guides written by Bob Vila researchers.
- Chop Saw
- Welding Hammer
- Welding Pliers
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Welding Tips and Tricks
It’s vital to consider safety when welding. Never attempt to weld without a mask or gloves. Ventilation is also important, and making sure that kids and pets are kept clear of the area.
Expand Your Welding Skills
There is no substitute for learning how to weld from someone with experience. It may be a friend who is a welder or local classes. If these aren’t available, then online welding courses are a viable alternative.
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