Welding For Dummies

Welding For Dummies


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Get the know-how to weld like a pro Being a skilled welder is a hot commodity in today's job market, as well as a handy talent for industrious do-it-yourself repairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives you all the information you need to perform this commonly used, yet complex, task. This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating the material to be welded all the way through the step-by-step welding process, and everything in between. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply finishing techniques and advice on how to adhere to safety procedures. * Explains each type of welding, including stick, tig, mig, and fluxcore welding, as well as oxyfuel cutting, which receives sparse coverage in other books on welding * Tips on the best welding technique to choose for a specific project * Required training and certification information Whether you have no prior experience in welding or are looking for a thorough reference to supplement traditional welding instruction, the easy-to-understand information in Welding For Dummies is the ultimate resource for mastering this intricate skill.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • ChichesterUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470455969
  • 9780470455968
  • 41,499

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Get the know-how to weld like a pro Welding is a highly sought after skill in today's job market and a handy talent for industrious repairpersons and hobbyists. This friendly, step-by-step guide helps you master this commonly used yet complex task, taking you from material evaluation all the way through the welding process. You'll apply finishing techniques, adhere to safety practices, and learn other methods like brazing and soldering. Understand common welding techniques -- become familiar with stick, tig, and mig welding Pick your metal -- choose from options such as steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, and learn the best methods for working with them Keep yourself safe -- find the right protective gear, manage your workspace, and take care of your equipment Prepare your shop -- obtain the tools you need, find the ideal location, and plot your setup Create cool projects -- get started with a basic torch cart and then take it up a notch with a portable welding table and a campfire grill Make fixes and repairs -- decide the right time to mend and then design a repair strategy and follow your plan Open the book and find: Tips for choosing the best welding technique for your project The lowdown on commonly welded metals Ways to keep safe in your welding shop Instructions for a variety of welding techniques Projects for putting your skills to use Reasons to become certified The best tools for your particular welding job Learn to: Work with various welding techniques Follow safety procedures Make each joint look professional Complete simple do-it-yourself projects

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About Steven Robert Farnsworth

Steven Robert Farnsworth is a welding teacher with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all methods of welding. He served in the U.S. Navy, working to keep the fleet afloat with his welding repairs.

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