Here is your Chance to Share Your Welding tips...tig, stick, or mig...It doesnt matter ...it's all good

For a long time, I answered Questions from this site...like over a thousand of them. Whew!

Then I got to thinking..., the thousands of welders that come to this web site have a Ton of welding knowledge. So why not ask them to share their welding tips and tricks?

If you are drawing a blank, try reading some Tips that have already be submitted at the bottom at the bottom of the page.

and Thanks in Advance.

So I am asking you...Would you take a minute and Contribute?

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mig nozzle 'dip' 
Don't know how correct it was but a Light coat of Never-Seize helped control splatter inside nozzle.~Phil:-)

Mug welding for cleaning mig wire 
Whelp we all know that it's good to keep our wire clean,so I like to take a but from a cigarette and put it on wire just after the rolls before it goes …

great fit on pins and bushings 
ever needed to make your own pin and bushings, yeah the pin is the easy part. but trying to cut out the exact size hole not to wear out your pin? look …

Tip for preventing sugaring on stainless pipe 
If you are welding stainless pipe with a purge and your weld is still sugaring, remember argon is heavier than air and flows like water. Put aluminum tape …

keep welding gloves soft and pliable  
when your old gloves get so stiff that you cant feel or pick up pieces just get out the boot grease and blow dryer and work those gloves like a pair of …

Chipping MIG spatter. 
Get yourself a big old file, 1"+ Wide by about 1/4" thick. Lightly grind off the teeth on one side to let it slide. Sharpen the end with a slight angle …

Keeping things square 
As the tack welds cool the parts we carefully positioned usually move. This can be a real problem as there is usually no clearance to reposition the parts …

vertical progressive stitch. (filling gaps, thin metals, mini root passes) 
Do not try this for open root or x-ray groove welds. Say you got a gap on a stiffener welding vertical. You are set for all positions (hot for vertical), …

chinese sandpaper gum 
My neighbor is a certified welder and builds race cars. He says if you use sandpaper to clean parts clean the surface with acetone since the sandpaper …

Pre-Heating Aluminum for Welding 
Sometimes when welding aluminum, thick to thin, it helps to pre-heat, or for that matter, any heavy thickness of aluminum, to make the process much easier. …

Need help 
I have a Miller Big 20. It is pretty old and I am having some issues with it. My question is were on this computer can I go for troubleshooting tips? …

Fix for auto darkening helmet flash 
If your auto darkening helmet is giving you light flashes, there may be a fix. Some of them are solar powered. If your helmet doesn't have a provision …

overhead mig welding. 
for overhead welding i find it much easier if you use a piece of 1/16 plate and bend it at a 90 degree angle and tack weld in the middle of the plate/pipe …

Building a jig for gusseting a pipe nipple before its welded in place 
The description is kinda confusing but what I ended up doing at work on a regular basis was installing 6" x 12" nipples into the back of tanks that were …

oxy welding tips 
im a senior in highschool and i have 3 welding classes. i help a lot of kids that are just starting off and i notice a lot of them struggle with oxy …

7018 restart tip 
Before you restart simply scrape your finger over the tip of the rod and break the little bit of flux off the end of the rod. This will not create a problem …

Question? 
What is the most exotic/difficult type of metal to tig weld? Derek, Answer from weldingtipsandtricks.com precipitation hardened Rene 77 Hip …

Back purging?? 
Where i work we have to back purge every type of filler metal we use on open roots cause of sugar. I understand that stainless an inconel will sugar without …

Question 
Great site! I'm a Lieutenant in the Philadelphia Fire Dept. assigned to a special operations company. One of the tasks we're charged with is cutting metal. …

tip for mig welding on pipes under 1" 
if you are welding pipes that are not fixed, try using your other hand on turning the pipe to get that "professional automated" look. it is better with …

tip for better welds and eye protection  
The best way to see what is going on is to have the proper shade welding lens. I used to work for a shop where the application called for heavy duty …

New Process for Welding Cast Iron 
Hello, I read your suggestions on welding cast iron exhaust manifolds and thought I would tell you about how I fix them. So far none of the manifolds I …

Copper Welding Spoons - Welding tip 
a lot of folks don't seem to know about welders "spoons", copper plates with a handle, or a piece of copper pipe hammered flat. They are used when filling …

Arc welding tip ( Balance the stinger ) 
My father taught me this trick, he is a welder of over 20 years. Normally you would have your rod coming straight out of your stinger. When you take …

Good vision 
Change the lens on your helmet regularly. I use auto dark helmet with clear protective lens. That Protective lens lasts about two weeks. You do not realize …

welding 1 inch pipe 
I am trying to weld just regular one inch round pipe. I have tried almost everything and i keep burning through. Is there a welding rod i can use that …

Inverter Welders 
Inverter welders. The verdict is in. At least here in the coal mines of southern W.V., The consensus is 3 months is a long life for one. Barring destruction …

Pre-Heating Aluminum for Welding 
Sometimes when welding aluminum, thick to thin, it helps to pre-heat, or for that matter, any heavy thickness of aluminum, to make the process much easier. …

On the other hand 
Here is a good tip for just about anyone. Learn to weld with your non dominate hand. I know from my 13 years of experience that this will help you advance …

Mig welding Making a bead 
tack the two pieces of metal at each end. Start at one end and then hold it it in one place for about 1.5 seconds... then move just a little bit …

Just a quick tip for noobs at TIG welding. 
I am currently a 17yr old kid and ive been tig welding for about 2 months. I can vouch for this website when it says once you get the hang of aluminum …

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