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Welding is the process of joining metal together structurally.  For a fantastic instructable that is a very in-depth look at the theory, details and safety about MIG welding, read noahw's How to Weld - MIG Welding.  

This instructable is focused on the steps to perform regarding the equipment for welding.  It assumes that the machine has enough air, the wire is threaded and that all safety is accounted for.  It also assumes you have set up your components to weld.

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Step 1: Move Fume Extractor Over Welding Area

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Move the fume extractor, if available, over your welding area and turn on.  It will automatically start when it detects fumes to extract.  There is also a light that can be independently used.
AdeelR1 month ago

Great Article, giving deep insight about MIG welding process and its equipment. I urge newbies to this article. Also grab some useful knowledge about TIG welding basics, its equipment and working techniques.


Prabhud16 months ago

what do you meanby cfh

10 to 15 cfh of c25 is a bit on the low side. most welders run best around 25-35 cfh of c25. if you want sound welds you may want to turn it up