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
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
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
Any welder should know that in regards to importance, right up there with the actual welder itself is the welding helmet. Just like you wouldn’t go into a buffet restaurant without your appetite, you wouldn’t dream of sparking that torch without something to protect your
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
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.
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