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Filled with step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, Welding, Second Edition provides an easy-to-follow introduction to oxyacetylene welding and cutting, soldering, and basic metal properties. You'll learn how to set up your workshop, properly use welding equipment, design projects, work safely, and get professional results--even if you have no experience. With coverage of the latest tools, materials, and techniques, this fully updated, hands-on guide serves as an ideal beginner's tutorial as well as an on-the-job reference for experienced welders.

Find out how to:

Work with oxyacetylene welding fuels, equipment, and supplies
Review other welding methods, including arc, tungsten inert gas, and gas metal arc welding
Understand the properties and weldability of various metals
Use the latest soldering tools and techniques
Master brazing, braze welding, cutting metal, and welding thicker metals
Follow welding safety procedures and troubleshoot problems
Test your knowledge with end-of-chapter review questions
Design and set up your own home workshop
Build metal projects, including a gate, fireplace grate, and workbench
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 188 x 236 x 17mm | 607g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 300 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0071763872
  • 9780071763875
  • 670,973

Table of contents

Introduction--Welding, Soldering, and Brazing workers

Ch. 1. Oxyacetylene Welding Tools

Ch. 2. Oxyacetylene Welding Equipment

Ch. 3. Setting Up and Oxyacetylene Outfit

Ch. 4. Other Types of Welding and Equipment

Ch. 5. Metals and Their Properties

Ch. 6. Welding Supplies

Ch. 7. Soldering

Ch. 8. Brazing and Braze Welding

Ch. 9. Beginning Welding

Ch. 10. Welding Thicker Materials

Ch. 11. Protection and Problems

Ch. 12. Weldability of Certain Metals

Ch. 13. Cutting Metal

Ch. 14. Safety

Ch. 15. The Home Workshop

Ch. 16. Metal Projects



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About Don Geary

Don Geary is the author of more than 25 how-to books on a variety of shop and construction skills. He has written numerous articles that have appeared in Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Family Handyman, and other publications.

Rex Miller is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at State University of New York-College at Buffalo, where he taught technical curriculums for more than 40 years. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 books for vocational and industrial arts programs, including Welding Licensing Exam Study Guide (McGraw-Hill).
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