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Arc Welding

Arc Welding

Arc Welding – Tips and Tricks When you are arc welding, or any form of welding, always wear proper protective clothing. Arc rays will burn your skin and the damage you sustain is going to be compounded in time. Skin cancers are a common, long term problem with people who don’t wear long sleeves. A […]

Welding Tips – The Earth Lead

Welding Tips: Episode 1  – The Earth Lead Irrespective of which welding process we are taking about, one thing that will give you more grief than pretty much anything else is a bad earth which is why I’m starting here.  Keep in mind we are talking about an electrical circuit and if you put any […]

Thoriated Electrodes

Previously, all Tig welding was performed by using 1 of 2 types of electrodes: Thoriated for DC welding of steel, stainless steel, copper, brass etc and Zirconiated for AC welding of aluminium. Over the past 15 years or so, studies have been made regarding the use of Thorium in DC welding electrodes.  Thorium is a […]


Workshop Tips & Tricks #2 – How to remove a broken bolt or stud using a welder

Need to remove a broken bolt or stud?  Most of us would have come across this situation at one stage or another, weekend maintenance at home or in the work environment.  Not all of us have an “extractor tool kit” handy, (which is fine to use for smaller diameter bolts/studs, and dependent upon how seized […]

Workshop Tips & Tricks #1 – 5 Steps to better welds

Workshop Tips & Tricks #1 – 5 Steps to better welds In the first of our “Workshop Tips & Tricks” series we’re offering tips to better welds!  Read on and get some tips for that perfect weld! For better stick welding—also known as shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), pay attention to these five basic elements: […]