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  • Ed Cyzewski

    How to Beat the Slag in Stick Welding

    Stick welding is the best welding process for beginning or advanced welders who need to make clean, strong welds on metal that isn’t clean or ideal for MIG welding. Stick welding provides plenty of power and sends imperfections in the weld to the top of...

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    Maintaining Plasma Cutting Systems and Compressed Air

    Today’s guest post is by Tim Lux of Miller Electric. When issues arise in plasma cutting systems, many of them stem from problems with the air supply. Moisture in the air supply is the No. 1 cause of poor cut quality and shortened consumable life.

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    Tips for Special Aluminum TIG Welding Situations

    TIG welding is an ideal welding process for aluminum since you have so much control over the heat and metal filler application. You can take your time or crank it up as needed without warping the aluminum or piling on unnecessary metal. The basics of...

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  • Ed Cyzewski

    Comparing MIG Welding and Stick Welding

    MIG welding is generally the welding process used for smaller weld joints and finer welding work. Stick welding is generally used for structural welds, pipelines, and reactors that need to be sturdy and reliable for the long term. While every welder has a favorite welding...

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    How to Prevent Heat Stress While Welding

    Today’s guest post is by Bill Gardner of Miller Electric: With summer approaching, heat is on the rise. As a welder, intense heat can be irritating, but the effects of heat stress can also greatly impact productivity, the ability to concentrate, quality of work, and...

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    How to Find the Best MIG Welding Gloves

    MIG welding gloves are an essential welding supply that will help you get done any welding project in your shop. Welding gloves protect your hands from sparks and harmful UV rays that are emitted when you weld. Welding gloves are one of the less expensive...

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  • Ed Cyzewski

    How to Make High Powered Tack Welds: TIG Welding Tip

    Tack welds can save you a lot of time and will help you make stronger, cleaner, straighter welds. However, if you get the tack welds wrong, the rest of your welding project will only get worse, wasting both welding project time and welding supplies.

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