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Is Welding Hard to Learn?

Is Welding Hard to Learn?

With the right training and equipment, welding can become quite manageable. The complexity of welding tasks can vary significantly, demanding a diverse set of skills and tools. For instance, working with inert tungsten gas requires specialized training due to the intricacies of the equipment, whereas stick welding may be more straightforward in comparison. However, with ample practice, welding becomes much more approachable. While novices may initially struggle with the intricacies of the craft, consistent practice inevitably leads to mastery. It's not...

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Weld Anything, Anywhere: The Power of Mgder Welding Solutions

Weld Anything, Anywhere: The Power of Mgder Welding Solutions

Are you looking to tackle DIY projects, handle maintenance and repairs, or delve into metal fabrication? Mgder offers a diverse range of welding machines to empower both hobbyists and professionals. This article will navigate you through the different types of Mgder welders and their capabilities, helping you choose the perfect tool for your needs. The Versatility of Mgder MIG Welders: For those seeking a versatile starting point, Mgder MIG welders offer a compelling solution. They boast an impressive array of functionalities, including...

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Beginner Welder? Start Your DIY Journey With Mgder

Beginner Welder? Start Your DIY Journey With Mgder

The urge to create, to build, and to fix can ignite a fire within us. For many, this passion translates into the world of DIY projects. But what if your project requires the strength and precision of a welded joint? This is where Mgder steps in, offering a world of welding machines to empower beginners and experienced welders alike. However, diving into the world of welders can be intimidating. Numerous machines boast various features and capabilities, and it feels like a...

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Practical TIG Welding Lessons and Tips ARCCAPTAIN

Practical TIG Welding Lessons and Tips

TIG welding, known for its precision and cleanliness, utilizes a tungsten electrode to produce the weld. This method is highly favored for its ability to weld a wide variety of metals without generating spatter or significant smoke. Today, we're delving deep into the intricacies of TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, exploring its advantages, techniques, and some hands-on tips that can significantly enhance your welding skills. The welding machine used in this teaching session is the ARCCAPTAIN TIG200P. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSa0wlxVrB8 Features and Functionality The TIG200P...

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UNDERSTANDING AC BALANCE & TIG WELDING SETTINGS

UNDERSTANDING AC BALANCE & TIG WELDING SETTINGS

THE Tungsten inert gas (TIG) PROCESS joins STEEL, magnesium and aluminum to create high-quality, precision welds. Successful TIG welding does not require control over AC balance, but these TIG WELDING SETTINGS are an exceptional feature and are commonly available on most modern welding machines. Maintaining proper AC balance was difficult in the past with limited TIG settings on older equipment. Welding aluminum must be done using alternating current. The directional flow of electrons must alternate from work to electrode and...

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Stick Welding Electrode Identification

Stick Welding Electrode Identification

There are many things to learn when you begin stick or any other type of welding but one of the most important things to understand is how to distinguish one stick electrode from another. In this article we will talk about how to determine what type of an SMAW welding electrode you are holding based on some basic numbers and letters printed on the base of the electrode itself. Each stick welding electrode is unique. Some are good for rusty material,...

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How to Choose a Plasma Cutter

How to Choose a Plasma Cutter

If you need to cut through metal, a plasma cutter may be the way for you to go. The oxy-acetylene torch is another viable alternative, but it’s only effective or cutting ferrous metals. The plasma cutter doesn’t care what kind of metal you need to cut, so long as it is electrically conductive, the plasma cutter will cut through it without any problems. But how do you know where to start when choosing the right plasma cutter for your needs? The...

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Welding Current – (AC) vs. (DC)

Welding Current – (AC) vs. (DC)

If you have been looking at purchasing a welder, you may have seen that most welders are (DC) capable. Some are AC/DC capable. What do these terms mean and why is it important to pay attention to them when purchasing a welder? Lets take a moment . . . to examine electricity and how it flows. Think of electrical current like water running through a garden hose. Say for now your faucet was the Negative terminal and the end of the hose...

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How To Start a Welding Business

How To Start a Welding Business

There is a great deal of buzz lately around people wanting to know how to start a welding business, whether through mobile welding or a shop related to fabrication, repair or metal art. Having a skill as valuable as being able to weld is important, especially in the challenging times we face today. With such a small percentage of the US population knowing how to weld, there is a high demand for metal fabrication and repair. As such, figuring out...

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Shielding Gas and Weld Pool Contamination

Shielding Gas and Weld Pool Contamination

Weld pool shielding is certainly a broad topic and while we in no way are trying to cover all aspects of shielding and shielding gas in this article, we would like to talk about some of the basic principles of weld pool shielding, shielding gas, and how contamination can occur. Why is shielding necessary? We live in a world that contains atmospheric gases. These gases are useful for combustion, photosynthesis, and breathing, however when it comes to a welding arc and molten...

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