How to Properly Fit & Clamp Pieces | Welding

Ninety percent of all welding is really down to fitting. If pieces are fit and cut carefully, the welding process is a snap. If they’re fit poorly, or there are large gaps, it can consume a lot of time, welding rods, and patience to get a good weld. I’m going to go through and deliberately […]

How to Pick a Welding Rod | Welding

Selecting the right welding rod is critical to the success of your welding job. You see here before me four different kinds of welding rods. They vary in three important ways. One is diameter from 5/32 to 1/8 to 3/32 to numerical number 6013 in this case, 6011 here, and 7014 here. This last set […]

How to Set Up a Workshop to Weld Safely | Welding

I want to talk about welding safety. The first thing you want to make sure is that you have an appropriate space to do your work. You want to have a clean, dry shop. Water and welding don’t mix. You want to make certain that you have a nice cement floor, or dirt. Some of […]