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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Flap Discs for Stainless Steel How to Choose the Best

By Bill Byers / April 27, 2019

Flap Discs for Stainless Steel: Are made for and to grind on stainless steel Have coatings or resins on their surface to keep your stainless steel cool while grinding Are contaminant free with less than 0.1% iron, sulfur or chlorine Won’t gouge or scratch your precious stainless steel and glide smoothly across the surface even […]

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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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