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The bottom of your gate has just fallen on the floor, rusted through.

And yes maybe you could just go buy a new one, but wait;

You like the old one and on top of that the opening it fits is a funny size – if only you could repair it yourself.

Maybe you like tinkering;

  • With old cars, your boat, train.
  • Doing property maintenance.
  • Adhoc repairs.

And you can’t find someone reliable to do it for you or you simply enjoy having the pleasure of a good job well done.

Perhaps you’ve a stream of small jobs you want to do. And your need a welding set to get them done.

Or maybe you’re an artist. Or plan to dabble in some metal art. And you want to do your own metal sculptures. Reuse and repurpose found metal objects for your art to sell on. Or for your own enjoyment and want to get into welding.

Let’s face it our hobbies come in all shapes and sizes.

And then you worry.

What if I damage the materials I am trying to weld together? Well if you understand the properties of the materials you’re welding you can get yourself a nice secure weld.

Who wants to find out that the join you made has failed or fallen apart and you are back to square one?

Whatever you are up to this site is for you.

Was created out of the love of the hobbyist, the do it yourselfer – the welditmyselfer.

Whether your job is small or large. You’d buy your own welding set so you can get the job done yourself.

So take a look at the reviews, and how to articles. And find the help you need.

This site is for you.

Who We Are was created by Ben Norton and Bill Byers.

Because they wanted to create a resource for all things welding. And a site for you who weld, whether you’re a beginner or more experienced.

Ben and Bill are experienced in welding – MIG, TIG and flux core.

And though their articles and blog posts on the site they can guide you right.

They’ve completed many sheet metal work projects and repairs. As well turning their hands to a bit of milling, turning and blacksmithing.

So, they can tell you all about the properties of different metals.

They both started with formal college training.

And then later honed their skills with their training on the job. And now have over 40 years of welding experience between them.

They’ve made parts to tight tolerances. Based on specifications in fabrication drawings. Knowing that if the part didn’t meet the specifications. Then they’d have to work on it again till it was right.

This means you’ll find a wealth of knowledge, passing their knowledge onto you.


Our aim is for our posts to be interesting, accurate and if we can keep you entertained. 

You’ll get the best product reviews we can put together.

Helping you keep track of what is happening in the industry and help you find out what products are new and interesting.

During our product assessments we search for the key facts.

What is good about the design and how easy is it to use; for a beginner, for someone moving on from the beginner stage, to somebody wanting a set that is more high end.

You’ll find the language on the site light, fun and clear. But rigorous and fair.

You’ll only find reviewed the kit we think is of interest to the community.

Equipment worth looking at. If we find something that we don’t like then we’ll clearly say so. That way you’ll see we operate with integrity.

You’ll find we’re not sponsored by. Or paid by any of the manufacturers or brand to review their products. We love our independence.

You get reviews, how to and informational articles designed to help you save time.


Prices change without notice so we are unable to show prices directly on our site.

When you Click on a product link you can go through to sites we like. Where you’ll see the latest prices offered.

And in the articles, you’ll find indications on if the product is generally aimed towards the higher end of the market. Whether it’s a mid range product. Or for you on a budget.


Your privacy is of great value to us and we do not use any unusual means to track you as an individual or your visit to our site. You can see our Privacy Policy here.

Affiliate Links

You’ll find affiliate links on the site. And you’ll find them clearly marked.

Should you choose to purchase any of the products we have reviewed, you can by clicking on the seller links and if you make any purchase the retailer will contribute to this site.

And it won’t cost you anything extra.

Please enjoy the site.

Many Thanks, Ben Norton