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How to MIG Weld Aluminum, a Home Welder Tips for Success

By Bill Byers / April 24, 2019

Can I weld Aluminum with a MIG welder? Yes, and welding Aluminum with a MIG welder is well within the scope of a home hobby welder. With a good understanding of the metal, a bit of practice, a good welder and a spool gun should see you well on your way to some good looking […]

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Lincoln Handy MIG Weld Aluminum? Can it?

By Bill Byers / April 24, 2019

The key to understanding whether the Lincoln Handy MIG can weld Aluminum is to know what the Handy MIG is capable of and then understanding what successful welding of Aluminum needs. What the Lincoln Handy MIG is capable of Designed for light duty the Handy MIG is a 115 volt welder that runs on normal […]

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Best Wire for MIG Welding Aluminum, the Which, Why and What

By Bill Byers / April 24, 2019

After extensive research I lead you through my choice of best wire for MIG welding Aluminum. I tell you which wire is the best to use, why and what you should know before welding Aluminum. Aluminum is a soft metal, sensitive to heat and it is better to understand a few things before you jump […]

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Flap Discs For Aluminum, Selection and their Use in Welding

By Bill Byers / April 23, 2019

Three Reasons to Select a Specialist Flap Discs for Aluminum;1. Because flap discs are kinder for grinding on your soft Aluminum without removing to much material. 2. Use to clean and prepare your Aluminum for welding without contamination of your Aluminum surface. 3. To keep your Aluminum cool while grinding without clogging up your flap disc. ‚ÄčTable […]

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Gifts for a Welder, 9 Gifts a Welder Would Choose

By Bill Byers / April 20, 2019

As a welder and someone who has been around the welder community for over ten years, I know what I would like to receive as a gift from a friend or a loved one. It’s a mixture of the fun and light hearted as well as the practical – perhaps an item I would love to […]

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Flap Discs For Metal, for Welding Prep and Smooth That Weld

By Bill Byers / April 19, 2019

Flap Discs for Metal are;1. Used for Preparation – by shaping and cleaning your metal surfaces before welding. 2. Used between Welding passes and after Welding – by taking off welding slag between welds. Perfect for after weld clean up and smoothing down of your metal by blending in your welding bead ahead of painting and […]

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Mill Scale Removal Before Welding Mild Steel – 3 Ways

By Bill Byers / April 6, 2019

Mill Scale on the joint of the mild steel you’re planning to weld is an impurity on the surface of your weld. Along with other possible impurities such as oil, paint and rust, it is best to remove the mill scale before you weld. Particularly if you want the cleanest looking and strongest weld. Ways […]

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Shielding Gas for MIG Welding Mild Steel On a Home MIG Welder

By Bill Byers / April 1, 2019

The right shielding gas mix to use when MIG welding mild steel can be confusing to the home repair-ist or home hobbyist. The best to use depends on the different mild steel gauges you are welding and you want to think about the results you want from the weld. These two things along with the amount […]

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Stainless Steel MIG wire, 5 Best and 10 Welding Tips

By Bill Byers / March 27, 2019

Already found the stainless steel welding wire you want to use? or already know who to weld stainless steel? If your answer to both those questions is no, let me see how I can help. In the hunt for stainless steel MIG wire, I look to give you a head start on the best stainless welding wire. And […]

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MIG Welding Stainless Steel With Pure Argon. Is It Possible?

By Bill Byers / March 26, 2019

You have a stainless steel project to weld and you have a tank of pure Argon or You can get a tank of pure Argon You have some stainless steel wire and now you want to know: Is MIG welding stainless steel with pure Argon possible or even recommended?Can you Use Pure Argon For MIG Welding Stainless […]

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