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Lincoln Handy MIG Weld Aluminum? Can it?

By Bill Byers / July 27, 2019

Your key to understanding whether the Lincoln Handy MIG can weld Aluminum. Is knowing what the Handy MIG is capable of. And then be aware of what successful Aluminum welding needs. What Can the Lincoln Handy MIG Do? You’ll find the Handy MIG is for light duty welding. The Handy MIG is a 115 volt […]


Flux Core Aluminum Welding Wire, I Want It Now

By Bill Byers / June 15, 2019

You have a great 90 Amp or 130 Amp flux core welder and it uses flux core welding wire. But you have this little job to do and the base metal is Aluminum. You ask, ‘Can you weld Aluminum with a flux core welder?’ In reality your question is ‘Can you flux core weld Aluminum?’ […]


Goplus MIG 130 Settings – Annoyed You Cant Find the Right ..

By Bill Byers / June 12, 2019

You have loaded up your flux core welding wire into your Goplus MIG 130 and you’re ready to weld. (If you’re not sure how to load your welding wire? Do head over to my post “Goplus MIG 130 Welder Manual, The Missing Info“) This article takes you through what you need to know about the […]


Goplus MIG 130 Welder Manual, The Missing Info

By Bill Byers / June 11, 2019

Your Goplus welder has arrived. You opened the box filled with excitement. But wait. What is this flimsy bit of paper that is in the box. Is that supposed to be your Goplus MIG 130 welder manual? Isn’t there something better to help you get started? The Goplus MIG 130 Manual I’ve seen the Goplus […]


Goplus MIG 130 Welder AC Flux Core Metals Welded, Beware!

By Bill Byers / June 10, 2019

You have bought yourself a Goplus MIG 130 welder or you are thinking of buying one. You have read the marketing material. But what can you weld with a Goplus 130 MIG welder. Find out before you plunge in.   The Goplus MIG 130 has MIG in its title. You’ll read the specifications and you’ll […]


Welding Ground Magnet, Types, How to Use (Video), and Choose

By Ben Norton / May 18, 2019

What is A Welding Ground Magnet? A welding ground magnet, also known as a welding magnetic ground clamp or referred to as a magnetic ground for welding is essentially a magnet. Yes, that does sound obvious but wait … For those of us who weld it is a useful addition that is added to our […]


Find the Right Wire Brush For Aluminum (and How to Use it)

By Ben Norton / May 13, 2019

Aluminum is expensive. And the biggest problem with welding Aluminum is because the metal is not clean enough. MIG Welding or TIG welding Aluminum? Then the right wire brush for Aluminum should be part of your tool box. Here I take you through finding the right scratch brush to use on your Aluminum, when to […]


Magnetic Welding Mirror Get One [View that Hard to See Weld]

By Bill Byers / May 8, 2019

I think when trying to find a magnetic welding mirror, it helps to know when you would use it. Just so that you’re sure it is exactly what you need. I’m going to explain when you would use one. Then I’ll explain how to find yourself the right magnetic welding mirror for you. If you […]


Acetone For Welding, Clean the Oil and Grease on 3 Metals

By Ben Norton / May 1, 2019

The 3 metals I cover in this article are mild or low carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. I tell you about the effective use of acetone for welding – along with the why, the what and the how to use acetone on metal you plan to weld. When you are MIG or TIG welding […]

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