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How to Choose A Shielding Gas for TIG Welding

You can’t cut corners in TIG welding–or at least you shouldn’t if you want to get repeat business or you want your welds to look good. While it seems like the standard plan for TIG welding is to always go with Argon as your shielding

5 Tips for TIG Welding Pipes

If you want to get a welding job using TIG welding, one of the skills you should add is welding a root pass on a pipe. Here are five tips on how to develop your TIG welding skills for a pipeline.

What Does Auto-Set™ on a MIG Welder Do For Me?

Today’s guest post is by John Swartz of Miller Electric: Before we even talk about the benefits of Auto-Set™ for MIG welding, first ask yourself this question: “What is my time worth to me?” In the business world, the old adage is that “Time is

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Tips for MIG Welding Uphill

MIG welding uphill is a hot topic in many welding forums because it’s generally easier to MIG weld downhill, and you’ll read plenty of experienced welders who claim they’ve never done anything other than welding downhill. However, there are certain situations where MIG welding uphill...

What Does a More Expensive TIG Welder Offer?

One of the more shocking moments of shopping for a welder may be when you look at a top of the line TIG welder and discover a sticker in the $6,000 price range.

The Role of a Welding Regulator

For those unfamiliar with welding or welding regulators, they look much like the gas regulator on the propane tank you have on your gas grill in the backyard. Regulators on a propane can are preset to deliver the right amount to your grill and burners.

Tips for Using a Miller MIG Welding Machine

The Miller Electric welding company manufactures a variety of welding machines that can be used in the home, garage or for industrial uses.  If you are a beginner welder, Miller Electric offers machines that range from a 90-amp output for use with thin gauge welding

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Tips for Teaching a New Welder

When you have your own welder, you may be the guy all of your friends go to for welding lessons. The problem is, you haven’t been trained how to teach someone to weld. You may be on the verge of a really frustrating weekend if

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How to Choose Welding Wire for Steel

Choosing the correct type of welding wire for steel is important for the look and strength of the welds you create.  Some welding wire choices depend on the type of welding machine being used by the welder or the welding method that you will be...

Can You Save Money on Shielding Gas for MIG Welding?

A few weeks ago I was watching a welding video where the guy actually talked about hooking up his welder to a tank of oxygen to use as a shielding gas. The comments, as you may expect, exploded. He thankfully didn't, as he'd only mispoken.

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Different Welding Techniques

Welding is the process in which two pieces of metal are joined using heat and electricity.  The type of metal you are welding will determine the technique that will provide you with the best possible result.

5 Reasons to Own a Stick Welder

MIG welders are regularly among the top sellers at Baker’s Gas and Welding because they are easy to use and create clean, strong welds. MIG welders are great for anything from a household project, to a car repair, to a series of fabrication jobs.


MIG Welding Techniques

MIG welding, also known as metal inert gas welding is a type of gas metal arc welding.  MIG welding is the most common type of welding process.  MIG welding is a type of arc welding that uses a consumable wire electrode and a shielding gas

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How to Avoid Common MIG Welding Mistakes

When it comes to short circuit MIG welding (GMAW), there are many mistakes that are quite easy to make that could lead to a weak weld or cold lap that will get your weld flagged every time by a welding inspector or lead to a broken weld

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MIG Welding Transfer Types

Introduction Part of what makes MIG welding what it is, is the transfer of metal, via heat, from the electrode (or welding wire) to the base metal(s) being welded. There are four different transfer types available to MIG welders, and each has its benefits, uses,

Common GMAW Welding Problems and Their Solutions

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is believed to be one of the easiest welding processes to learn and perform. The primary reason to its ease of use is due to the fact that the power source does most of the work as it adjusts the welding parameters to fit the different welding conditions the welder may be faced with. 

Using the Right Gas for the Job

If you’re familiar with the process of gas metal arc welding, you know how important using the right shielding gas is.  It can mean the difference between a strong and appealing weld or a weld that could be problematic.  The hard part is knowing which

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Flux Cored Arc Welding

Flux-cored arc welding, also known as FCAW or FCA, is a semi-automatic or automatic arc welding technique.  Flux-cored arc welding requires the use of a tubular electrode which contains a flux to be continuously fed using a constant voltage of constant current welding power supply. 

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