Get started learning about the basics of welding in this introduction to fusing metals using a MIG welder! Through these step-by-step guides, you'll learn which tools and equipment you need to get started as well as general metalworking tips and best practices on how to make safe and structural welds.
This class is designed for people with absolutely no prior experience ever working with a welder. You should be comfortable working with power tools like electric saws and angle grinders before starting this class, and once you have completed this course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to tackle any build.
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Lesson 1: Welding Tools and Materials
This lesson goes over common tools for welding metal, as well as a complete list of consumable materials needed for this class.
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Lesson 2: Beginning to MIG Weld
Finally, we're welding! In this lesson, we'll set up our MIG welder for use, and practice making a few weld beads.
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Lesson 3: Welding Joints and Beyond
You'll encounter lots of different kinds of cuts and joints when assembling parts for welding. This lesson goes over how to cut down stock and best practices for making welded joints.
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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!