MIG Welding Class


6 Lessons

215 Enrolled


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MIG welding is a type of arc welding that uses inert gas and a continuous feed wire to fuse pieces of metal together. MIG welding is known for its speed and versatility.

For a deeper dive into the science and skill of welding, be sure to check out the Welding Class.

And to push your welding knowledge even further, check out the TIG Welding Class.

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Lesson 1: Getting Started With the MIG Welder

Get started with the MIG welder, learn where all the panels and switches are located, and go over key safety features.

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Lesson 2: MIG Fire Safety

There are many safety precautions to consider when MIG Welding.

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Lesson 3: Settings on the MIG Welder

It is important to adjust your settings for to your material and its thickness.

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Lesson 4: MIG Torch and Compressed Gas

Understand how the MIG torch acts as an electrode and how to begin the flow of shielding gas.

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Lesson 5: Tips for Great MIG Welds

Becoming a good welder will take many hours of practice.

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Lesson 6: Operating the MIG Welder

Recap of how to run the welder and a few parting tips and tricks to get you the best results when operating the MIG. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!