When it comes production work, construction and high grade components, TIG welding is the standard method for welding together components. What is TIG welding, how does it work, and what makes it good at these tasks?What is TIG Welding?Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding, also called gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) or Heliarc welding, was originally […]
What is MIG Welding?
When people start welding, they almost always learn MIG welding first. This welding method is popular with do-it-yourselfers and fabricators because it offers a great balance of power, flexibility and ease of use. While learning the right techniques may be easy, setting up a MIG welder can be difficult. With so many choices in wires, gases, […]
Is Homemade PPE Okay for Coronavirus?
With newer strains of Coronavirus being found, people are rushing out to buy face masks. However, when they arrive at department stores and medical supply stores, they find none on the shelves. Something similar happened with food and toilet paper at the onslaught when the disease first hit the US and panicked everyone.Whether it is […]
Amico ARC-160D Welder Review
Beginner welders and occasional DIY metal workers often find it challenging when looking for a cheap stick (arc) welder that’s going to get the job done and not give up on you. Our search for a quality, affordable stick welder led us to the Amico ARC-160D inverter welder. Not the very cheapest of its kind, this […]
Staying Warm on the Winter Job Site
Getting through the winter months is hard for anyone. However, when you work in construction or outside in windy, cold, and snowy weather, it can be dangerous to your health. Of course, health risks aside, productivity is likely to be hindered because you are dealing with extremely harsh elements. You know that you still need […]
What Type of Work Requires Cut Resistant Gloves?
Many types of work require you to wear personal protective equipment. Most people think of safety goggles, fire-resistant clothing, and hearing protection. However, hand protection is just as important for when you are working around materials that could cut you. Things like glass and metal could be very sharp.You can purchase cut-resistant gloves, which should […]
8 Best Welding Jackets – Top Flame Resistant Workwear
Welding requires more protective gear than any other profession or hobby. The reason is obvious. You’re dealing with extreme temperatures, intense ultraviolet light, molten metal, and sparks. Considering the risks involved, a quality welding jacket may be the best investment you can make. Though it’s not always easy to tell if you’re really getting what […]
Recommended PPE for Health Care Workers in the Wake of Coronavirus
Coronavirus first hit the news in December of 2019 when it became known that people in Wuhan, China had it. The effects were devastating, and the country went on lockdown, only allowing essential employees to continue working. With social distancing, things are looking up in this country.However, it soon migrated to other parts of the […]
8 Best Welding Helmets – Auto Darkening and Budget Options Reviewed
Buying the right welding helmet is not a decision one should take lightly. Your number one priority is obviously to protect your eyes and face from ultraviolet radiation and splatter. The best welding helmet needs to be comfortable and fit perfectly. These are just some of the basic considerations. Our review of the best welding […]
How Much do Welders Make? All You Need to Know About Welding Wages
The metal fabrication industry has been experiencing a boom over the last few years. This has led to increased demand for welders in the United States. This sounds like great news for anyone entering the welding the profession. Though how good is it actually? You may have seen enticing headlines claiming that welders can make […]
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