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What Is A Welding Jacket?

What Is A Welding Jacket?

Being a welder is one of the toughest jobs out there. It doesn’t matter whether you’re doing industrial welding or small DIY projects, because you’ll still be exposed to heat, radiation, fumes and...

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What Are Welding Jackets Made Of?

What Are Welding Jackets Made Of?

Welding is the process of joining metals together using a heat source, shielding, and filler material. That sounds like it’s not a big deal, but burning electrodes generates temperatures around...

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Do I Need A Welding Jacket?

Do I Need A Welding Jacket?

Welding can be a dangerous job when you’re not careful. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Welding Society agree that welders should stay safe when welding. Part of...

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What Is The Strongest Type Of Weld?

What Is The Strongest Type Of Weld?

One thing a lot of welders sometimes talk about is the strongest weld out there. They’re really talking about the best welding joint. At face value, this sounds like a trivial topic, but there are...

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What You Should Not Do While Welding

What You Should Not Do While Welding

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more than 500,000 welding-related injuries every year. That means saying welding accidents are common is an understatement. It’s also worth noting that these...

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How Long Can A Respirator Be Worn

How Long Can A Respirator Be Worn

When you’ve been wearing a welding respirator long enough, you’d start wondering whether you’ve been wearing it for too long. Most respirators can be worn for hours with no problem. That has been...

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Why You Need A Plasma Cutter Cart

Why You Need A Plasma Cutter Cart

It's been a while since mankind has invented the cart and enjoyed the benefits of moving heavy loads around on wheels. The number of strained backs saved over the years must reach into the millions....

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Things Not To Do While Welding

Things Not To Do While Welding

It’s impossible to conceive of buildings, vehicles, bridges, vehicles, and machinery without welding involved. Joining metals together has been an integral part of the industrial revolution, and the...

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What Shade Is Good For Welding

What Shade Is Good For Welding

It’s impossible to do welding and plasma cutting without eye protection. You’ve probably seen welders without proper welding shirts or gloves, but you haven’t seen one without a welding helmet or...

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How To Prevent Welders From Flash

How To Prevent Welders From Flash

Welders are vulnerable to a number of hazards while working. One of these hazards is radiation. There are two types of radiation produced by the welding arc. One is thermal radiation. The other is...

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What Do Welding Shade Numbers Mean?

What Do Welding Shade Numbers Mean?

Welding arc produces electromagnetic energy, mostly in the form of ultraviolet and infrared radiation, which causes burns, injuries, and even cancer. That’s why welders are supposed to wear their...

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How To Weld With A Stick Welder

How To Weld With A Stick Welder

Stick welding is a simple welding process that shares probably the same popularity as MIG and TIG welding. Also known as shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), stick welding is the chosen procedure by...

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What Are Welding Shirts Made Of?

What Are Welding Shirts Made Of?

A welding shirt is not your typical shirt that hot sparks and spatter will bore holes on. Welding is a hazardous activity, and that’s why welders wear special clothing and protective equipment...

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Why Do Welders Starch Their Shirts?

Why Do Welders Starch Their Shirts?

Starching clothing became popular around the 16th century when it was used to stiffen the collars and lace of the "high-society". To this day, starch is still in use to provide that clean, crisp...

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How Does A Plasma Cutter Work?

How Does A Plasma Cutter Work?

It’s hard to imagine a world without plasma cutters. Industrial construction, automotive, ship building, and metal fabrication industries rely on plasma cutting to work with aluminum, brass, copper,...

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How To Maintain a Plasma Cutter

How To Maintain a Plasma Cutter

Walk into any welding and metal cutting workshop in town. Chances are, you’ll see plasma cutting machines that need some upkeep. Many DIY and professional fabricators neglect their equipment for a...

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5 Common Welding Mistakes

5 Common Welding Mistakes

Welding is a process of joining two or more pieces or sheets of metal using heat. This is achieved in various ways. Hence, you hear of metal inert gas, gas metal arc, shielded metal arc, tungsten...

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Should I Get A Multi-Process Welder?

Should I Get A Multi-Process Welder?

Most people don’t like buying different types of equipment, especially when there’s one machine that does the work of many. Buying a multi-purpose tool means spending less, saving space, and gaining...

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Why Do I Need A Welding Respirator?

Why Do I Need A Welding Respirator?

The art of welding has a downside. Unfortunately welding produces toxic fumes and ultraviolet radiation is present in the welding arc. These fumes have been proven to cause cancer in humans such as...

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How Do Welding Respirators Work?

How Do Welding Respirators Work?

One of the most important components of an overall welding protective equipment is the respirator. Most respirators worn by welders cover the nose and mouth, but some respirators are designed to...

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How To Weld Titanium

How To Weld Titanium

A lot of welders have little or no experience in welding titanium. It’s not an everyday metal you see in workshops. However, it is used in building aircrafts, ships, process equipment, cars,...

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Ac vs Dc Welding

Ac vs Dc Welding

AC / DC may arguably be one of the greatest bands of all time, however, here it is something completely different. When it comes to welding, we are referring to the difference between alternating...

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How To Weld Aluminium

How To Weld Aluminium

You often hear aluminum in discussions about welding. That’s not surprising because aluminum is a commonly used industrial material. You will see this metal in workshops and fabrication shops....

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Plasma Cutting Aluminium

Plasma Cutting Aluminium

Aluminum is one of the most widely used metals for industrial, construction, and automotive manufacturing applications. But before you can use it, you have to process it. One of the basic metal...

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