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What Are the Best Tools for a Mobile Welding Truck?


Many of the highest-paying welding jobs involve quite a bit of travel. These include pipeline welding and construction welding jobs, which require welders to visit different jobsites instead of working in a shop. If you’re going out on the road as a welder, it’s important to know the best tools for a mobile welding truck. […]

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The 4 Main Pipe Welding Positions Explained


If you’re new to welding, one thing you’ll need to learn how to do is read welding position codes. These codes usually have a number and a letter, and they tell the welder what kind of position to use for the weld. Since using the right kind of weld is vital to having a project […]

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Why Preparation Is Important for Pipe Spool Welding


Every welder, no matter how experienced, needs to know how to properly clean and prepare a weld land. Preparing your weld is an important step that prevents you from ending up with weak welds and defects. Below, we’ll explain why preparation is important for pipe spool welding and what steps to take. Avoid Welding Complications […]

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10 Things To Include in Beginner Welder Training


Thanks to the Internet, there are a lot of ways to learn skills online. If you want to learn how to write a better resume or use software like Photoshop, the Internet is definitely your friend. There are some skills you need to learn in person, like welding. It is a very technical field that […]

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Tips for Avoiding Stainless Pipe Weld Sugaring


If you want to be successful at welding, it’s imperative that you create strong, seamless welds that hold up to extreme pressure. Sugaring, a type of welding defect, is just one problem that can keep you from creating strong welds. These welding defects increase the chances of rust and corrosion, which weaken a weld and […]

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5 Essential Tools for Tube and Pipe Shaping


Plumbers, welders, and metal fabricators are just a few types of people who make use of pipe-shaping equipment. Some of these tools cut tubes and pipes to make joining them easier, while others help with changing overall tube or pipe shape. Keep reading to discover five essential tools for tube and pipe shaping. Axis Clamp […]

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Why Orbital Welding Is Superior to Manual Welding


If you’re looking for ways to improve the efficiency of your welding workshop, you should consider switching to orbital welding. Not only is orbital welding more accurate than manual welding, but it places less stress on your employees. Learn why orbital welding is superior to manual welding. Computer Precision The main reason many people switch […]

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10 Tips To Improve TIG Welding Thin Sheet Metal


The process of welding may not be very complicated, but that doesn’t mean welding is easy. Mastering welding techniques, like welding different thicknesses and types of metals, can take decades. Whether you’re a veteran welder or new to the field, take a look at these ten tips to improve TIG welding thin sheet metal. What […]

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5 Odd Myths About Torque Wrenches Debunked


You may be surprised to learn that many myths surround torque wrenches. Since they’re such sensitive instruments, people often worry about torque wrenches losing their calibration. Let’s debunk these five odd myths about torque wrenches. You Can Improvise a Torque Wrench Improvising a torque wrench is one of the most dangerous myths on this list. […]

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What Is Hi-Lo Misalignment in Pipe Welding?


Misalignment is one of the most frustrating problems in pipe welding. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common since pipes are never quite perfect when you get them from the manufacturer. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to mitigate the problem. Learn what hi-lo misalignment is in pipe welding. The Causes of Misalignment Misalignment, sometimes referred […]

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