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Tag: Welding

Choosing a Welding Helmet

Choose the right welding helmet with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. With any type of welding, keeping yourself safe and protected should be the number one priority. The first step to welding safety is having the right clothes–and that includes a welding helmet. Choosing the right helmet comes down to a few key features. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can find the right welding(…)

Choosing the Right Welding Cable

Learn how to choose the right size welding cable with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you’re a beginner or expert in the world of welding, you need to know about the different sizes of welding cable. Welding cable is the electric conductor that carries a current. Fine copper strands make up the inside of the cable, while the outside is jacketed in non-conductive natural rubber or synthetic material. The combination(…)

Flux Core Welding Basics

Learn the basics of flux core welding with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Flux core welding, also known as flux-cored arc welding or simply “FCAW,” is a type of wire feed welding. There are many advantages to using flux core welding, most notably its ability to be used in all positions when equipped with the right filler metal. Flux core can be used with a variety of metals, including stainless steel(…)

Plasma Cutter Basics

Learn about plasma cutter basics with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Using a plasma cutter is one of the most efficient ways to cut through metal. Hot plasma is used to cut through electrically conductive materials, such as steel, aluminum, brass and copper. A plasma cutter can be found in welding and automotive shops, as well as industrial and fabrication jobs. Plasma cutters have even become popular in art metal work.(…)

Stick Welding Basics

Learn the basics about one of the most commonly used welding methods: stick welding. Shield metal arc welding, often referred to as simply SMAW or stick welding, is one of the most commonly used welding methods. It’s versatile and simple, making it popular in a number of industries. Maintenance and repair industries frequently use stick welding. It can also be used in construction to join steel structures and fabrication jobs.(…)

TIG Welding Basics

Learn the basics of the hardest type of welding: TIG welding. Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding, also known as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), is a welding method used in a number of industries. As one of the hardest types of welding to learn, it requires a lot of practice and patience. It’s typically used to weld thin pieces of stainless steel, and other metals such as aluminum and copper(…)

MIG Welding Basics

Learn all about the basics of MIG welding with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. MIG welding is also known as gas metal arc welding (GMAW) or metal active gas (MAG) welding. MIG is the most commonly used type of welding in various industries. It’s known for its speed and versatility. MIG welding is considered the easiest type of welding to learn. It can be used in metal art, farming, automotive and industrial work.(…)

Welding Safety Tips & Clothing

Find out what you need to know about welding safety to get the job done. Whichever type of welder you’re using, welding safety is a must. Know the hazards of welding and how you can stay safe to get the job done. Welding Safety: Possible Hazards Arc Flash One of the biggest dangers when welding is exposure to arc rays, known as arc flash. Arc flash is a burn of(…)

Welding: Picking a Welder

Each welding process requires a different type of welder. If you are just starting your search for a welder, you may not know about the several different types of welders. Each welder meets a specific need and uses a different welding process. Before you start, find out which welder will best suit both the material you are working on and your skill level. Stick Welding Stick welding, also known as(…)

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