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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (Oct. 4 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470455969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470455968
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Get the know-how to weld like a pro

Welding is a highly sought after skill in today's job market and a handy talent for industrious repairpersons and hobbyists. This friendly, step-by-step guide helps you master this commonly used yet complex task, taking you from material evaluation all the way through the welding process. You'll apply finishing techniques, adhere to safety practices, and learn other methods like brazing and soldering.

  • Understand common welding techniques — become familiar with stick, tig, and mig welding

  • Pick your metal — choose from options such as steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, and learn the best methods for working with them

  • Keep yourself safe — find the right protective gear, manage your workspace, and take care of your equipment

  • Prepare your shop — obtain the tools you need, find the ideal location, and plot your setup

  • Create cool projects — get started with a basic torch cart and then take it up a notch with a portable welding table and a campfire grill

  • Make fixes and repairs — decide the right time to mend and then design a repair strategy and follow your plan

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for choosing the best welding technique for your project

  • The lowdown on commonly welded metals

  • Ways to keep safe in your welding shop

  • Instructions for a variety of welding techniques

  • Projects for putting your skills to use

  • Reasons to become certified

  • The best tools for your particular welding job

Learn to:

  • Work with various welding techniques

  • Follow safety procedures

  • Make each joint look professional

  • Complete simple do-it-yourself projects

About the Author

Steven Robert Farnsworth is a welding teacher with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all methods of welding. He served in the U.S. Navy, working to keep the fleet afloat with his welding repairs.


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Bought this for my boss who didn't know a thing about welding. Saves him from asking stupid questions and me getting frustrated trying to explain.
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By Liz on Oct. 21 2015
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A lot of useful information. Goes into great detail about the differences in stick tig and mig and acetylene welding
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thank you. using this for basic welding but it has lots of tips and tricks, and it is explained in very simple terms
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