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    Question welding

    Where do I begin to start learning how to weld. I have a basic idea but never welded before. What's a good welder? Mig or tig? Etc.

    Thanks guys

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    all i use is a mig

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    What kind?

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    I use a Lincoln Mig, but hear the Tig is easier to use. I am a horrible welder, but a great grinder.
    Last edited by zamochit; 11-02-2009 at 11:48 PM.

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    I heard a propane cutting torch is a good thing to have too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziek View Post
    I heard a propane cutting torch is a good thing to have too.
    A torch is always good to have around, not sure about a propane one tho

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    Oh really, what shoud should I get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziek View Post
    Oh really, what shoud should I get?
    At the shop we use Acetylene.

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    I'd go with a mig. It's what I learned on. Don't get some cheapo welder either, get a name brand. Although it might not hurt to start with a Harbor Freight welder just to learn some things.

    Your best bet is to find someone that can show you a few things and then just practice, practice, practice. I have not welded in years but I used to be pretty good.

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    i have a hobart at home
    at work i use miller and lincoln
    there all a good choice. buy a welder that you can buy parts for down the road. that means name brand. scan craigslist.
    i can't tig cause my hands can't take it for to long, start cramping BAD. a torch is handy for sure. if you buy used tank's watch out for outdated take's. anything over 10 years and there outdated, there all stamped on top by the valve.

    i would be glad to help you anyway i can, just say the word.

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