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    How to Connect CNC Cutting Tables with a Hypertherm Plasma Cutter

    Plasma cutting operations can become precise, efficient, and effective by using a CNC cutting table along with most standard plasma cutters. Customers at Baker’s Gas and Welding frequently purchase plasma cutters, especially the Hypertherm Powermax 45, 65, and 85, but then the next question for...

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    How to Pick the Right Shielding Gas

    When planning a welding job, from big to small, your choice of shielding gas can make or break the quality of your weld and ease of your work. The right shielding gas can make all the difference in the shape, transfer of heat, alloy content...

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  • Ed Cyzewski

    Does It Matter If You Push or Pull While Welding?

    Some welders roll their eyes every time the push vs. pull debate comes up, while others have strong opinions that they believe they have been forged out of hard-earned experience. Should we debate pushing vs. pulling for welding? And if it’s worth discussing, then which is...

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  • Should You Buy a Brand Name Welder?
    Ed Cyzewski

    Should You Buy a Brand Name Welder?

    The top American welding brands, such as Lincoln and Miller, and the leading European brands, such as ESAB, are regularly the subjects of heated debates online as welders argue the merits of saving hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars compared to buying a brand name

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    Tungsten selection for AC applications

    Inverter technology has changed the market on Tungsten for GTAW. This has opened industry to the use of multiple tungstens and sizes for different applications. When the original transformer power supplies were used the balance of positive to negative (cleaning & penetration) was at 50/50.

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    Elements of Distortion

    There are three main elements to distortion: Weld configuration, material selection, and heat input. Weld configuration can be explained as the weld type, fillet weld or groove weld, and the distance of the weld from the neutral axis of the part. Different materials have different...

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  • Ed Cyzewski

    Where to Find a Welding Job in America?

    Where are all of the welding jobs these days? The short answer to that question would be in the middle of America and along the coasts. However, not every Midwestern state is experiencing a manufacturing or shale/oil boom. In addition, not every coastal city has...

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