Warming Up to Welding: The Whys and Hows of Preheating

warming up to welding

The decision to preheat is something a welder will consider in an industrial setting. But is it something a DIY welder needs to worry about? Like so many things, the answer is: maybe.  Preheating can depend on steel grade, base metal thickness, and design. What is Preheating in Welding? The term itself is rather self-evident, […]

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Brazing vs Soldering vs Welding: What’s the Difference?

brazing, soldering, and welding they re all the same, right

For the rookie metal worker, there is a bevy of options when it comes to joining two pieces together. For most, the quick solution for sticking things together is welding. When you hear of metal being brazed or soldered, a question might arise: what are the differences? Let’s take a minute to examine what these […]

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7 Best Welding Caps 2024 – Reviews & Buying Guide

a welding cap

Keeping your head and hair safe while you weld is important. You may have used an inferior welding cap in the past, and come to pay the price for your mistakes, whether it was through discomfort or singed hair. We know that shopping online for things like welding caps isn’t always an easy task. It […]

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20 Gift Ideas for the Welder In Your Life (Updated in 2024)

a budget plasma cutter

Welders work hard and sweat hard, and they deserve something special occasionally, so they don’t forget how awesome they are. We know it can be difficult to think of the right gift when you’re trying to surprise someone in a specialized profession, so we’ve put together a list of some great gift ideas for a […]

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6 Best Flux Core Welders of 2024 – Reviews & Top Picks

a flux core welder

Flux-core welding is far superior to general MIG welding for outdoor use and welding metals with coatings such as galvanizing, rust, or other impurities that make MIG welding difficult. A flux core welder is the easiest welder to set up and is a useful addition to any workshop or for any DIY hobbyist working with […]

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12 Impressive Welding Helmet Makeovers

Welding is not just about getting creative with metal. Many of us welders enjoy finding unique ways to make our mark around the workshop, on our cars, toolboxes, or lunchboxes, and especially on our helmets. Check out these impressive welding helmet makeovers and get some inspiration for yours. We have Star Wars welding helmets (the […]

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