Introduction: Getting Started With the MIG Welder
Step 1: Approved Materials for the MIG Welder
- Mild steel
- Painted or plated materials
- All coatings must be 100% removed by grinding before being welded.
- Galvanized metal.
If at Pier 9, see Shop Staff first before using these materials:
- Stainless Steel
If you are working from another studio or workshop, refer to the tool's instruction manual to see if your desired material is suitable for tool use.
Step 2: Safety
Our most important safety callouts are highlighted in yellow throughout this course.