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|01-12-2014, 12:31 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, 12:38 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, 12:48 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, 01:25 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, 02:23 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
Support your local fields. The game you save may be your own.
"No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up." ~ Lily Tomlin
|01-12-2014, 03:25 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Wire wheel everything makes the welds look pretty
|01-12-2014, 03:54 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, 04:23 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, 04:27 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Mr. Hoity Toity
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.