Arc Welding Tips For Beginning Welders : How to Strike an Arc When Arc Welding

Hi! This is John from expertvillage.com. In this video clip, I will be discussing how to strike the arc when arc welding. To strike the arc, the electrode must first touch the base metal. The end of the electrode must then be withdrawn to the correct arc distance or arc length, which I talked about […]

Arc Welding Tips For Beginning Welders : Proper Inspecting Weld Equipment

Hi! This is John from expertvillage.com. In this video clip I will be showing you how to inspect your welding equipment. The first thing that you want to do is to take a visual inspection of your welder and make sure everything seems to be alright and make sure it is not looking like it […]

Arc Welding Tips For Beginning Welders : Finishing the Weld When Arc Welding

Hi! This is John from expertvillage.com. In this video clip, I will be talking about finishing your weld bead. When you start your weld bead, again you strike it like a match, bring it back and then start to form your weld. As you form your weld consistently, you will reach an ending point now. […]

Arc Welding Tips For Beginning Welders : Finishing Welding Project With Proper Post-Weld Cleaning

Hi! This is John on behalf of expertvillage.com. In this video clip, I will be talking about cleaning the weld bead. One of the best ways to tell if you have made a good weld, is to clean off the slag coating that is covering your weld. Again with arc welding, the electrode leaves this […]

Arc Welding Tips For Beginning Welders : Selecting an Electrode for Arc Welding

Hi! This is John from expertvillage.com. In this video clip I will be talking about selecting the proper electrode. When you take a look at different electrode sizes, the first thing you want to look for is the thickness of the electrode itself which is that metal core. It can come in several different thicknesses. […]

Arc Welding Tips For Beginning Welders : Proper Ventilation & Shop Safety for Welding Fumes & Gasses

Hi! My name is John from expertvillage.com. In this video clip, we will be discussing fumes and proper ventilation. Dust fumes and metal particles can be very hazardous to your health. It is essential to have a good ventilation system if you are working in a shop or in an indoor area. While someone is […]

Arc Welding Tips For Beginning Welders : Controlling Arc Length When Arc Welding

Hi! This is John from expertvillage.com. In this video clip I will be discussing proper arc length. Now arc length is the distance your electrode is from the base metal while you are welding. A good tip for setting your arc length is you want your arc length to be the same distance away from […]

Arc Welding Tips For Beginning Welders : Fire Safety Tips for Beginner Arc Welding

Hi! This is John from expertvillage.com. In this video clip, we will be talking about fire hazards. When arc welding, you want to make sure you watch out for all fire hazards and keep all combustible materials as far away as possible from where you will be welding at. In addition, you want to make […]

Arc Welding Tips For Beginning Welders : Proper Setup for Arc Welding Equipment

Hi! This is John from expertvillage.com. In this video clip, I will be discussing the proper set up for arc welding. The first item in our welding set up is an AC and/or DC power source. Next you have your input power, which plugs into a wall typically and this will go into the welder. […]

Arc Welding Tips For Beginning Welders : What Is Arc Welding?

Hi! This is John on behalf of expertvillage.com. In this video clip, we will be discussing how arc welding actually works. The arc welding process uses an electric arc between a flex covered metal electrode and the base metal. Heat from the electric arc melts both the end of the electrode and the base metal […]