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|01-12-2014, 01:31 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Welding tips for college course
I start tomorrow for welding classes at my local college. We are covering all the basics, I know there are some very good welders here so I ask. Any tips for general welding, specific types, gear. Would love to get a lot of opinions
|01-12-2014, 01:38 PM||#2 (permalink)|
No Effects, just cooler
Join Date: Nov 2008
Long sleeves and cotton are your friend. You will likely be on fire at some point. Don't panic. Also wear proper welding gloves.
|01-12-2014, 01:48 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Macomb, Michigan
Fry bacon without a shirt on, welding is all about being slow and steady while ignoring randomly getting burned or set on fire.
|01-12-2014, 02:25 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PEI, Canada
Watch your fingers, watch what is going on around you, think before you act.
(Useful tips for anything in life.)
|01-12-2014, 03:23 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Red=mod, but not Schmitti
Spend tge extra money for a better mask. The features make a big difference. Also spraying pam on your work prevents splatter on stick welding
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|01-12-2014, 04:25 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Wire wheel everything makes the welds look pretty
|01-12-2014, 04:54 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lovettsville VA
Bring some sunscreen if your shirt doesn't button up to your neck
|01-12-2014, 05:23 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
Don't weld with a lighter in your pockets. Cover exposed skin. Take time to prep. Keep area clean and organized. Second on the mask. Comfy welding gloves. Don't wear frayed jeans ( they like to catch fire).
Best half of the "Last Minute Men"
|01-12-2014, 05:27 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Big guy in a wig
Join Date: Jan 2012
.....and leather boots. A hot spark between the toes will send you dancing and you can never get that shoe off fast enough.