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Steel Bike Frame Welding & Fabrication - Is this a lost art?

In the world of cycling, bike frames made of carbon fiber have taken over the industry due to their light weight and stiffness. While the whole industry seemingly turned their focus to optimizing the carbon fiber build, did they subsequently abandon generations of steel frame-builders and the craft that they perfected?

Save Cash and TIG Weld Better with CK Worldwide Gas Saver Kits

The CK Worldwide gas saver kit is a valuable, cost saving welding accessory for TIG welders growing in popularity. Just as a small screen saves water by distributing it more evenly out of a faucet, the CK Worldwide gas saver does the same with gas. The CK gas saver can save you a lot of money for a low cost.

Affordable and Powerful TIG Welding with the Lincoln Squarewave TIG 200 Welder

TIG welders will find a lot to love about the flexibility and variety of features available in the lightweight and versatile Squarewave TIG 200 welder from Lincoln Electric. 

Why Welders Are Purging Pipes and Tubes Before Welding

Creating a strong, long-lasting weld requires a clean joint on your metal workpiece. When it comes to TIG welding uniquely shaped materials or pipe welding jobs, purging the metal of oxygen with an inert gas can keep the weld fully protected from oxidation.

Tips for TIG Welding Aluminum at Your Home Shop

TIG welding aluminum often proves to be one of the most challenging welding processes for new and weekend hobby welders. Aluminum heats up faster than steel and most other metals in welding shops. The hotter metals get the weaker they become. This post is here to offer tips!

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

How to Choose a TIG Welding Electrode

TIG welding offers a wider range of welding options and the ability to make precise welds. With those advantages comes a steep learning curve for the best set up.

How and When to Use Scratch Start TIG Welding

Welders in nuclear power plants, food industry plants, and their own workshops have long used a simple series of modifications to their stick welders in order to TIG weld. By adding a TIG torch, shielding gas with a flow meter, and a few other parts...

Tips for TIG Welding Aluminum on DC Power

Every welder knows that you’ll get a much cleaner weld that is more likely to pass inspection if you use AC power when TIG welding aluminum. There’s no debate there for the most part. However, you will find a far more spirited debate online about...

Air Cooled vs. Water Cooled TIG Welding Torches: How to Choose

When you’re TIG welding there’s only so much that a top brand welding glove can do for you if your torch heats up and you can’t cool it down fast enough. The longer you weld, the hotter your torch will get, and you’ll need to

Tips for Practicing TIG Welding

If you’re getting started with TIG welding as a hobby or as a potential new welding career that could pay off in the long run, it’s good to develop a clear plan for practicing your welding technique. TIG welding is specialized and has a narrow...

6 Heavy-Duty Welding Projects for This Winter

While it’s always appealing to pick a simple welding project that offers a quick win for the weekend, the coming winter is the perfect time to start a bigger, heavy-duty welding project that stretches over a few months. While it rains or snows outside, you...

Weekly Welding News

The New York City subway system has rails that are held together by bolts, which are more likely to break or fracture on curves and in areas that receive a lot of wear. According to the Wall Street Journal, a new project by the Metropolitan

Tips for TIG Welding Bicycle Frames

TIG welding a bicycle frame is one of the most practical welding applications you can do at a home welding shop, but it is also one of the most difficult and specialized. Read more for a detailed explanation.

Master TIG Welding with the Basics – TIG Welding Tips

TIG welding is the most complicated and specialized welding process, but it also depends on some of the most basic welding tasks in order to be successful. In fact, TIG welding doesn’t have to be quite so complicated if you spend some time mastering the...

When to Use Pulse for TIG Welding

TIG welding with the pulse feature is most often done for thin metals such as aluminum and can also be used with copper and varieties of steel. Pulsing can be set up with a foot pedal or as a setting on your TIG welder, but...

Welding Projects for Your Shop

Buying a welder is just the start of what you need in order to start welding. Besides picking up welding safety gear and welding supplies, you’ll also need to set up a welding shop at home that is safe and convenient. While you could buy...

What Can Go Wrong When TIG Welding Aluminum?

TIG welding anything can be challenging for beginners since it’s a two-handed operation with both a torch and a filler metal, but when you’re dealing with aluminum, there are even more challenges for welders. You can run into all kinds of problems that will give...