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Learning to Weld with a Stick Welder or Buzz Box

One of the first places beginning welders go for a new machine is the used welder listings at Craig’s List where they check out used stick welders. The basic stick welders, especially those made by Lincoln Electric, are often called buzz boxes.

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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Indoor/Outdoor Bench Welding Project

From your garden to your mudroom, a sturdy metal bench can serve a wide variety of purposes while providing the durability and strength that furniture in these locations requires. While a wooden bench may rot over time or the screws may give way, a welded

The Worst Mistake You Can Make When Buying a New Welder

There is one mistake you can make when buying a welder that can make your new welder either your favorite tool or your least favorite tool. Though it is true that welding takes a lot of skill and practice in order to do it well,

Avoid These 5 Common Beginner Welding Mistakes

There are plenty of things that can go wrong when you’re just starting to weld. While it’s best to take a welding class and learn from an expert, here are some important welding tips to keep in mind when you strike your arc.

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.


What You Need to Successfully TIG Weld

TIG welding requires the most pieces of equipment out of any welding process. Making sure you have what you need and that you’re using it correctly can make or break a welding project. One of the main principles for TIG welding is control. Each part

Win a Copy of Spark: Lincoln Electric’s Success Story

Journalist Frank Koller tells the unique, if sometimes unbelievable, story of welding equipment manufacturer Lincoln Electric in his book Spark: How Old-Fashioned Values Drive a Twenty-First Century Corporation. Public Affairs Books have provided a copy for review on Weld My World, as well as five

Tips on Launching a Welding Business

Welders who hope to open their own shops have quite a bit of work ahead of them. Before renting a shop or loading up on equipment, they will need to do a lot of research into the details of starting a business and what a

3 Common Welding Mistakes To Avoid

Welding on your own, that is without an instructor over your back and in your ear, is the ultimate goal for any budding welder – just don’t throw your sensibilities out the window. The same advice should be drilled, hammered, loaded, and forged into the

Welding Starter Guide – Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Continuing with our “Welding Starter Guide” series, here’s a thorough introduction to shielded metal arc welding. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), or stick welding, is a popular welding technique that can be used for a variety of welding projects, indoors or outdoors. Stick welding is


Overview of Stick Welding

Shielded Metal Arc Welding, also known as stick welding is a more forgiving weld then other types of welding and has been one of the most popular forms of welding in home garages to shops. With stick welding, you can weld parts that are not