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Ebook Inside MIG Welding

The Perfect Guide To MIG Welding For Beginners OR Experts

When we wrote this ebook, our goal was to provide both beginners and experts with inspiration and insight into their career. Topics range from troubleshooting, best practice to the range of tools available and their uses.

INTRODUCTION

Learn More About MIG Welding and How To Perfect Your Technique

MIG welding is a rewarding trade that combines a highly technical skill with a fulfilling outlet for artistic workmanship. Whether you’ve always wanted to learn MIG welding or are already an active welder, you probably know that it’s a valuable, hands-on trade that can offer good potential for part-time or full-time work. Not to be overlooked is the fact that it may also help you fix a few of those broken items lying around your garage.

No matter where your skill or interest level lies if you’re looking to deepen your knowledge of MIG welding, this ebook is a great place to start. We’ll help you establish solid fundamentals that will help set you up for success every time you weld, beginning with safety equipment and the basics of welding, sharpening your skills when it comes to running the perfect bead and most importantly—tackling your most frustrating troubleshooting problems.

Intermediate welders will also find this to be a great resource for taking their skills beyond the basics, with tips from welding professionals who have been in the business for decades. If you’re ready to perfect your technique into consistent mechanics that you can feel confident about, then this guide is for you.

HERE’S WHAT’S INSIDE:

The Proper Setup Starts With Safety

  • Don’t Forget To Warm Up
  • What Does A Good Weld Look Like?

Troubleshooting

  • Erratic Wire Feeding
  • Contact Tip Failure
  • Contact Tip Burnback
  • Birdnesting
  • Minimizing Spatter
  • Porosity
  • Erratic Arc
  • Proper Grounding
  • Burn Through
  • Excessive (or Lack of) Penetration
  • Distortion

5 Pro Tips for Best Practice Welding

  • Wire Feed Speed, Voltage & Shielding Gas
  • Double Check Your Connections
  • Push Method or Pull Method?
  • Learn How To Read Your Bead
  • Practice, Practice & More Practice

Equipment

  • Welding Power Supply
  • Anti-Spatters
  • Welding Pliers (Welpers)
  • Nozzle Types
  • Fume Extraction Equipment
  • Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
  • Clamps

Equipment Durability Matters

Final Thoughts

WRITTEN BY OUR EXPERTS

Travis Hall
MIG Product Manager

Zac Marnell
MIG Technical Specialist

WITH INSIGHT FROM THESE INFLUENCERS

Barbie The Welder
@barbiethewelder

Jimmy McKnight
@ArcJunkiesPodcast

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