Welding Your Own Roll Cage: A Quick Reference Guide
How do I weld my own roll cage? Welding a roll cage requires applying a variety of techniques and mathematical calculations. Among the factors to consider are the interior dimensions of the vehicle, applicable safety regulations, and your particular set of welding skills. By no means a beginner’s project, building a roll cage can, however, […]
25 of the Best Welding Accessories
What welding accessories should you invest in? While there’s no set list of welding accessories you must own, most welders have a typical inventory of both basic and specialized tools. We’ve gathered a list of 25 of the best welding accessories below for your reference. Ranging in price from under $20 to above $100, these […]
Can Welding Hurt Your Dog’s Eyes?
Your dog is your best friend and constant companion. Always by your side whether sitting on the couch or driving to the store. But is it safe to take your dog into the welding shop with you? There is common awareness around the need for eye protection for humans when welding to avoid damage to […]
Welding Overhead with the Correct Filler Material: Best Practices
What’s the best filler material for welding overhead? When welding overhead, the type of filler material isn’t necessarily a factor. You should always use the appropriate filler material for the type of welding and application you’re working on. Instead of simply changing out the filler material, adjust your techniques and/or welder settings as well to […]
Are Welding Fumes Poisonous?
In the years I have spent fusing metals together in my workstation, the wispy white smoke produced during the welding process was something I was accustomed to. When subjected to a high heat, any material produces smoke on combustion; metals are no exception. In welding, metals are subjected to very high temperatures till they reach […]
5 Intermediate Projects to Really Help You Grow as a Welder
There are a lot of woodworkers out there trying to incorporate welding and metal work into their builds. This lends a certain aesthetic to any project you are working on, so who knows, maybe you’ve already dabbled in this before. If you have done this before, then the likelihood is you found some projects that […]
The Ultimate Guide to Welding and Children
Most experienced welders can recall the time in their childhood when a relative or family friend showed them how to weld. At the very least, they remember watching these people work in their shops on various projects and feeling interested in what they were up to. If you are a frequent welder or DIY person […]
What Welding Helmet Shоuld I Buy?
Welding іѕ а quіtе risky аnd challenging profession, whісh makes safety а top priority. Amоng уоur arsenal оf safety tools, а good auto darkening welding helmet is рrоbаblу thе single mоѕt important item – аnd fоr good reason. A welding helmet’s job іѕ tо protect уоu frоm radiation (ultraviolet аnd infrared), sparks аnd spatter, аnd а myriad оf […]
Is Welding Bad for Your Eyes?
One obvious concern with welding would be the possibility that the bright arc light could injure your eyes. It is true that without proper equipment and caution, welding can cause damage to your eyes ranging in severity from mild to serious. Wearing a welding mask should prevent eye damage. If you don’t make sure to […]