We came across a neat article on welding basics over at HotBikeWeb while reading up on some motorcycle repair information. It’s got a lot of great basic information as it relates to “virgin” welders and everything you’d need to know in order to get started welding:
A few years ago on 60 Minutes Jesse James said, “There are two kinds of people in the world, those that can weld and those that can’t.” You see it every week on cable TV, a fabricator shapes a piece of metal or a couple pieces of metal and then pulls out a MIG or TIG welder, tacks the parts together, and then runs a bead fusing the two pieces together permanently-well hopefully. When they’re done it’s another perfect part. They make it look easy and after welding bits and pieces of metal together a masterpiece emerges. Can the home hobbyist/enthusiast do the same level of fabrication? Possibly, with the right tools and training almost anyone can create or repair anything. But where do you start? There is a lot to learn, but it’s not as daunting as you may think. It does take time and effort though.
If you’re looking to get into welding but don’t know where to start or what you need, head over to Arc-Zone.com. We’ll get you equipped with one of our TIG Pro Kits, or one of our TIG Torch Packages. And if you’re ready to start some welding education classes, Arc-Zone offers a special 10% educational discount to welding students.