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welding hazards
Guide

The Welding Hazards No One Talks About

Howard had been welding for more than a decade. But tonight, he was at home, watching a movie with his wife on the couch. In the movie, a background character picked up a welding torch and struck a...
plasma cuts
cutting

The Right Way to Start Your Plasma Cuts

“Plasma cutting” and “good plasma cutting” are two entirely different things. “Plasma cutting” is almost as simple as not pointing the nozzle at your face and pulling the trigger. But plasma cuttin...
Grinding: Techniques, Tools and Tips
grinding

Grinding: Techniques, Tools and Tips

It might come as news to those just getting started in the industry, but the welding process doesn't end once you've fused two pieces of metal together. It also starts long before firing up your ma...
The Welder’s 2023 Holiday Buying Guide
Guide

The Welder’s 2023 Holiday Buying Guide

There’s no doubt about it: We saw a couple of reindeer carb-loading the other day, Santa ordering a bunch of coal, and some of the best deals of the year on welding equipment; the holidays are offi...
Welding On 120-volt Sockets
General

Welding On 120-volt Sockets

Whoever says size matters has never seen two things: a Tasmanian Devil amped up on Red Bull mixed with beaver steroids—and the ESAB Miniarc Rogue ES 180i. The good things that come in this small pa...
Pro Guide: Portable Shop Setups
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Pro Guide: Portable Shop Setups

In a previous month, we covered portability while welding out in the field. However, there are many of you that weld in a workshop or your garage. This doesn’t mean portability isn’t important to y...
Is Your Electrical System Ready For A Welding Machine?
General

Is Your Electrical System Ready For A Welding Machine?

Power requirements have never been demonstrated better than 1989’s Christmas Vacation. As Clark Griswald excitedly goes to plug in his elaborate Christmas lights display, his joy turns to dread as ...
Welding In The Field, Done Right
Engine-Driven Welders

Welding In The Field, Done Right

Have you ever gone camping? For some people, it’s a nightmare. You’re cold, hungry and have to sleep on rocks—then a raccoon tries to snuggle with you halfway through the night. You end up having a...
How To Flux-core Like A Pro
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How To Flux-core Like A Pro

Flux-core is the Hunchback of welding processes. Like Quasimodo of Notre Dame, flux-cored welding is sometimes cast away because of its hideous appearance. But with a little bit of love and a grind...