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Davbro Inc. EZ Weld TIG 
I haven't tried this stuff but it says it can weld anything. They show a picture of steel welded to cast iron and then both welded to copper. It is flux …

Understanding cleaning action of AC reverse polarity 
If you get a thick piece of copper and hold the AC arc on it you can actually see the ions dancing off the copper plate. I suspect it has to do with the …

TIG filler rod 
If you're not the best at feeding filler rod constantly forward in your hand, (like me) here is what I do. When you are about to run out of room and need …

Weld Mold 880 Composition  
My friend owns a junk yard so I have access to a XRF gun. I specked out the comp out the Weld Mold and it is 21 Cr and 9 Ni so it's similar to 309 stainless. …

Weld Mold 880 
Weld Mold will sell any amount of welding rods directly. They charge $3 more a pound however so it's about $18 a pound but it is better than buying 10 …

A steady hand welds better 
This is a tip my father gave me back when I first let him know I was taking up the pipe welding trade. He was a 34yr. union boilermaker and owned his own …

Mig Anti-spatter 
I was told 10 years ago to try using plain old Windex as a mig welding anti-spatter. I didn't believe him but I've been using it for 10 years now and it …

Tip for polishing stainless 
Ive seen a bunch of stuff for polishing stainless in the sheet metal shop where I worked. Now that ive been on my own the tip for someone starting out …

flux core welding tip 
When flux core welding especially for newbies like myself, do yourself a favor and buy a flux core nozzle so you can actually see the puddle or you can …

Remove a broken bolt. 
One way I often use to remove a broken bolt that has broken off flush is to lay a washer with center hole diameter that is slightly smaller than the bolt …

Tip for welding with thicker filler wire on thicker material.. 
i thought this would be a good tip for some of you guys that are just starting out. as you know in production mig welding (fabrication) you will encounter …

Tig welding open corner welds on mild steel. 
This is 1/2" flat strap .125 thick fit corner to corner and welded with er-80s d2.

7018 rod tip 
If you dont have a rod oven, just put your 7018 rods in a toaster oven for a little while before you weld. This will dry out the rod, and make it hot, …

torch safety tip  
never heat tie rod ends ball joints etc without first removing grease fittings or drilling hole for pressure relief very dangerous!

Aluminum Cleaning Tip 
Don't clean your aluminum with your "dedicated brush" on a steel workbench or welding table. It will obviously pick up contamination. I see it all the …

Extracting Studs  
Hi guys this method works well for me.I have done it both on large and small diameter studs.When the stud has broken off and is flush or worse still less …

Good welds if you are severely nearsighted (myopic) 
If you are severely nearsighted, typically you have a few common choices in order to clearly see something that is further than a few inches away (such …

tip for stick welding 
instead of using a hot box for warming up your rods simply arc it on your job and let it stick allowing it to get hot...after a few seconds the rod will …

ever teach someone basics whos never picked up a stinger? 
im not sure you want to hear this, but i read this site periodically and apparently youd like my two cents. im a simple production mig welder at a loader …

Glasses for welding when your "old" 
what I did was went to the drug store and bought those cheap cheater glasses,I found using the 275lenses I could see my welds and not mess up my neck …

Seeing with bi or tri-focal glasses  
I am far sighted (69 years old) and need glasses to see up close. In fact, I need the tri-focals to be able to focus at the different distances. The problem …

Stick welding 7018 and autodark helmets... 
...Don't go well together. At least cheap Harbor Freight and Northern tool helmets. They work well for 6010, TIG and MIG, just not 7018. The lens doesn't …

Cold Welding Cast Iron With MIG...... 
Hey guys, A couple years ago I had several cast iron repairs needing welded. Cracked intake & exhaust manifolds, wood stoves, & some decorative cast iron …

Technique for setting amperage for stick welding  
A lot of less experienced welders seem to have issue with correct amperage for stick welding. This is especially true if the welding machine amperage …

tips for passing weld certification test for first time 
it doesnt matter what kind of test it is the simple fact is that if it is your first test you will b nervous and nervousness doesnt help to produce a clean …

Protect your tig Torch 
Go to your nearest golf shop (or Wally World) and purchase a set of neoprene (Wet Suit Material) golf club covers. They fit a tig torch nicely, are fairly …

Tips for preventing arc blow 
Dont you just hate when you're runnin a beatiful bead then all the sudden your arc starts jumpin around and it ends up lookin like turkey shit, thats arc …

Flame sharpening tungsten.  
Ever had to sharpen your tungsten in the field only to realize you dont have a bench grinder nearby? You can fool with using your angle grinder, but its …

sharpening tungsten 
Here's a helpful tip for sharpening your tungsten. If you want a quality arc that you get from diamond wheel just use an electric drill to chuck up your …

PAM for MIG 
Use Pam on your MIG nozzel for a cheap way to keep it clean. ------------------------------------------------- good tip Johnny, I use it all the …

Backing Stainless Steel welds 
It seems that whenever I need another bottle of Argon for "back purging" that I have to run across our Plant to get it. I came across this chemical …

Tig welding tip- tired of cleaning aluminum with a wire brush? 
I weld alot of trashy aluminum, when I say trashy I mean literally. I repair aluminum garbage trailers!! Yuckey is a word that usually comes to mind …

FCAW vid  
Just thought i would add this to the site, seen this guys vids a few years ago when I started http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVyYvcEqkcQ …

electrode size for stainless steel 
this may not be an actual tip, it may just be common sense for a good welder, but i recently bought some 1/16" thoriated tungsten, 1/16" collets, and a …

bolt or stud extraction.... 
to remove 1/4 shank broken flush;start with 3/32 7018 rod,place a 1/4 nut around electrode(rod)push it up to the holder,hold it with index finger,start …

smoother stick welding starts 
When your striking your arc with SMAW, (stick welding) strike it like a match and then pull the rod about an inch above your steel for a second or so before …

MIG Wire Spool Storage Rack 
For those who have multiple grades & sizes of MIG wire, it can be a pain to sort thru to find the spool you need. Here is a simple spool rack I made …

Welding Hood Tip 
Putting rain-x on your outside clear lense helps keep it clean and very easy to wipe off, and you dont have to change them near as often. IT WORKS GREAT!!! …

Tungsten storage 
Take the plastic tube that 5 or 10 lb tig rod comes in and cut the butt end off with scissors or a sharp knfe (or whatever)to 3 or 4 inches long, put your …

Cleaning arrow magnets and other handy magnetic tools 
Was just reading about the stronghands welding table and saw your comments about cleaning off magnetic clamps and positioners and such. I've always …

tips for stick welding thin metal 
Stick welding thin sheet metal (22ga. and thicker)with 3/32 6011. Get a 1/4" thick copper buss bar and a lot of C-clamps. C-clamp the joint together …

Broken Bolt/ Stud Addition 
One other tip to add to the video of removing a broken stud is to use a candle on the threads. When you're done heating, take a candle and drip wax onto …

Tip for great ground 
I made a welding table out of aluminum. I know most people won't make a table out of aluminum but you can also lay a 1/8" sheet over your table and hook …

Newbie Stick Start 
Just recently started stick welding, self taught. Great website, learned a lot from you. Tips for starting arc with stick for the basic newbie that I have …

Cold Weld Cast Iron Mig Trick 
For grey iron cracked casting repairs. Groove out the crack, or bevel the pieces if they are separate, like you would normally prep it for stick electrode …

Welding safety 
When I was first learning to weld stick I would hang my stinger on the grate my project was on and for the most part that was fine, but one day, so many …

Mig welding safety tip 
Turn off your Mig welder when changing wire. I've had the gun fall and hit the trigger on something while i was holding the wire between my fingers and …

Stainless weldments - Corrosion protection 
I have spent many years welding stainless steel for marine environments. If you want the most professional look and corrosion protection do not buff …

Need a cheap welding/cutting table? 
Try an old burned out gas or charcoal Barbecue Grill. (You know the one your neighbor shoves out to the street with the free sign on it) Makes a great …

Tig welding tip 
I am a B pressure Welder from Alberta. I am currently Tig welding Super Alloys like Incoloy, Duplex and Monel. A friend of mine mentioned a way to …

Flux-Core tip 
The one thing when I'm welding flux, is listening to my welder, now flux core when it's going great, sounds just like bacon frying.

another arc blow control tip 
i have found that the arc usually blows into the center of a your mass of steel. so if you weld (stick weld or drag your mig gun) from the outermost edge …

preheating 
one of the tools i use for preheating since i live in the snow belt is a magnetic engine block heater that you can buy from napa or similar auto parts …

Tig welding cast iron 
We would take a nickel rod for stick welding remove the flux. Then after prepping the exhaust manifold We would tig weld the crack. It was more like brazing …

High Frequency Tip 
When your tungsten and your base metal isn't hot, your High Frequency arc starts can sometimes be jumpy and can stutter and a way to stop this to touch …

Tig tip 
Make four Tungsten elctrodes out of one...Cut a new one in half,that gives you 2, sharpen both ends on each half, that gives you 4...Handy when you're …

MIG Spool(2#/4") Rewinder.... 
Hey guys, Here's the MIG spool rewinder I made to refill my empty 2# spools for my (2) spoolguns. Reader,"Anonymous", responded asking to see my setup. …

anti-splatter and nozzle spray 
bit of dish washing liquid in water and sprayed with an atomizer bottle works fairly good on mild steel as an anti-splatter when mig welding.It's not 100% …

aluminum welding for mig or tig 
Before welding aluminum, I always wipe it down with lacquer thinner. You'd be surprised how much crap can build up on the surface of even clean looking …

Heating things up as a cleaning process.. 
A cool trick to getting any residual oils out of metal is to use a Heat Gun like the Bosch LED. After I grind, sand or wire brush the surface and wipe …

7010 capping 
5/32 heat down to 118, little bit of a longer arc, tight whips, golden

tips for passing weld certification test for first time 
it doesnt matter what kind of test it is the simple fact is that if it is your first test you will b nervous and nervousness doesnt help to produce a clean …

heavy prop welded to large8'' shaft in 304ss 
this was just a back up protection in a wood pulp tank . cold and no time to heat of course... it was cracking just like all the existing welds …

first class flux core and stick welder 
when welding vert with fluxcore flip the gun over it will run it's self

MIG welding control 
When you're MIGing don't sally the trigger, give it a firm press this will help you to have more control over the manipulation of the gun. I think …

Tig Welding Aluminum 
When you set up your machine to TIG aluminum, set it at where you want your temperature to be while your welding. Start out slow and then "get in the …

Save yourself a big OPPS! When Tig welding with high Frequency  
Take your cell phone out of your pocket! When Tig welding with high Freq it only takes one time to hit the button close to your pocket and that high freq …

tig welding tip 
here's a tip for tig. walk the nozzle cup so you can get a good weld. it will look like snake skin

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