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Welding Book recommendation

Post by Gringo » January 14th, 2018, 2:21 pm

Greetings all,

I was curious if you could recommend a basic welding book for a newbie.. I bought a cheap 125A flux wire welder to practice and to use on my UDS I’m working on. I do plan on upgrading in the future but since I need to build up my metal work tool inventory, lt will do for now.

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Re: Welding Book recommendation

Post by ajfoxy » January 14th, 2018, 4:56 pm

YouTube is your friend... well not your friend exactly, but a useful resource. Search for Flux Core welding or FCAW. However, first prize would be finding a retired welder that might want to take on a student ... alternativly your community college might offer beginner welding courses. It is difficult learning welding from a book as it is hard to visualise what the puddle should look like from a book.
Get yourself a whole bunch of scrap metal and practice, practice, practice. Pad beads until you are sick of padding beads, then pad some more.
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Re: Welding Book recommendation

Post by Pete Mazz » January 15th, 2018, 5:19 am

Here's a site I thought was helpful.

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/mig ... ideos.html


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Re: Welding Book recommendation

Post by Rodcrafter » January 15th, 2018, 8:33 am

I use youtube for everything I don't know how to do. It seems like I know less all the time.


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Re: Welding Book recommendation

Post by Gringo » January 15th, 2018, 11:42 am

Thanks!

I've been all over YouTube. That is always my first go to. I travel quite a bit, so i'm always looking for something to read.

I will dig into the link Pete Mezz posted.

As always, I appreciate the knowledge transfer!



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Re: Welding Book recommendation

Post by Big T » January 15th, 2018, 9:46 pm

The link that Pete posted is one of the best on youtube.


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Re: Welding Book recommendation

Post by Squiggle » January 16th, 2018, 5:46 pm

Yep, YouTube is my teacher too! :kewl:


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