Welding Tips: The Basics

Learn the basics of welding with these tips and general information on safety and common welding tools.
wire feed machine gives continuous feed

wire feed machine gives continuous feed

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Always wear safety gear when welding: special clothing, gloves and welding mask.

A wire feed machine gives a continuous feed through the welding gun.

Common welding tools include a welding brush, hammer and wire cutters. A welding brush cleans up spatter, while wire cutters cut extraneous material from the end of the gun after welding is complete.

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