Category Archives: Equipment

A Brief Discussion About Welding Electrode Selection

When it comes to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), no matter the project, electrode selection is one of the most important things to consider.  There are several things you should take into account when selecting an electrode.  What is the base metal?  What type of

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Some Advice When it Comes to Buying a Welder

So you want to own your own welding machine.  There are a few things you should take into consideration when shopping for one.  First of all, what do you need it for?  Is it for business?  Or are you going to be using it for

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Welding Supplies – The Basics for any Welding Job

Every profession has its toolbox. Some are figurative toolboxes full of intangible skills and others are actual toolboxes full of real tools. While skilled welders possess experience, patience and steadiness, there are a few tangible items you need before you can begin any project. Helmet

Find the Best Welding Helmet – What You Need to Know

One of the most fundamental pieces of equipment you will need to get before you even think about that torch, is of course your welding helmet.  A welding helmet is crucial for safety reasons as it protects your eyes and face from the bright flares

How to Choose Welding Gloves

While purchasing a good helmet is said to be the most important thing you can do to protect yourself while welding, it is your gloves that will be the first line of defense against hazards like sweltering heat, moisture, electricity, chemicals, molten metal and sparks.

How to Choose a Welding Helmet

Selecting and Welding Helmet Choosing the right welding helmet is arguably the most important thing you can do to increase your comfort, improve your productivity and result in better, more efficient welds. Unfortunately, choosing a helmet that meets your needs can be confusing if you’re