My latest video is on Setting AC balance for tig welding aluminum
TIG - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
MIG - Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Stick - Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Flux core welding - both self shielded and gas shielded (FCAW)
IF you came here for down and dirty welding tips, you are in the right place.
Hey! Jody here,
First off, I am no PhD type.
I am a welder who likes to keep on learning and to help other welders learn.
that pretty much sums what I do.
I also have an online store where you can get welding accessories and that is how I pay for making videos.
Otherwise...Everything else here is Free
There are several hundred videos and articles here along with lots of Welding Tips.
Tig welding Aluminum, Pipe welding, Welding Certification tests, TIG welding 4130 chromoly, mig welding tips, welder settings, etc... too many to list.
And there are even Hundreds of welder settings pages with down and dirty 30 second videos showing exact proven settings for all types of welds.The best way to find information on this website is to use this search bar
I learned a long time ago that you don't have to be the best in order to help someone...you just need to be like a 5th grader willing to help a 4th grader.
Whether your interest is learning about Certification tests, TIG welding , MIG welding, Stick welding, welding pipe, welding carbon steel, tool steel, stainless steel, 6061 aluminum, AZ31b magnesium, 6Al4V titanium, tig welding 4130 chromoly, cast iron, or even welding pot metal, You should be able to find some Down and Dirty welding tips here.
I hope you will come back often because I am always working on new welding videos.
Is being a welder a good career?
Being a welder can be a very rewarding career. But don't think every welding job will be glamorous or in a climate controlled shop like you might have seen on a TV show.
Some welding jobs are tough and dirty but that is what makes it great.
You get out what you put in. My own personal experience taught me that when I really leaned in, opportunities seemed to come along.
What does welding do?
Welding is about joining metals together. Bridges, buildings, airplanes, rockets, and cars are all held together by welding.
Is a welding job hard?
Some welding jobs are very hard and dirty. Some are way easier and cleaner.
I started off with dirty jobs and then transitioned into aerospace tig welding which was way cleaner.
Is welding easy to learn?
There are levels to welding.
It is fairly easy to learn basic welding well enough to build something basic.
But learning to make X ray quality welds on a pipeline or in a nuclear plant is not very easy.