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Metal Cutting Guide

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Welding Project: How To Make a 3-Legged Stool

Learn how to make a three-legged stool with steel by following these instructions from metalworker Ron Covell.
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Oxy-Acetylene Welding 101

Welding is a fundamental skill needed for many truck modifications and repairs. Once a person can cut metal and join parts by welding, an entire universe of possibilities will open for you. This is the start of a four-part series, which will give an overview of the most popular cutting and welding processes.
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DIY Welding Project: Dog Bowl Stand [Guide]

Looking for an easy welding project for your furry friend? Learn how to make a DIY dog bowl stand with this guide.
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DIY Welding Project: Dog Leash Holder [Guide]

Learn how to create this custom dog leash holder using your Spectrum® 375 X-TREME plasma cutter and a MIG welder.
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Farm Repairs Call for Versatile Welding and Power Solutions

Completing necessary maintenance, repairs or modifications can help reduce costly downtime caused by equipment breakdowns when they are most inconvenient.
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Welding How To: Building a Stainless Steel Car Grille

Metalworker Ron Covell demonstrates how to build a stainless steel car grille using a TIG welder and plasma cutter.
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Welding Project: Create a Work Platform for Your Shop

Add a work platform to your welding space with these ten simple steps from metalworker Ron Covell.
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DIY Welding Project: How to Build a Fire Pit [Guide]

A DIY fire pit is the perfect addition to any backyard. Follow these steps to build a fire pit of your own.
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How to Optimize Plasma Cutter Performance

Learn the best practices that will improve your plasma cutting skills, regardless of material or thickness.
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An Intro to Plasma Pattern Cutting using Miller's Spectrum® 375 X-TREME™

An introductory look at plasma pattern cutting featuring Miller's Spectrum® 375 X-TREME™ plasma cutter. The article focuses on equipment selection, pattern design and selection, safety, set-up, best practices and clean-up.
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Getting The Most From Your Plasma Cutter

Learn about a plasma cutter's rated capacity, proper tip selection, the benefits of using a guide and how travel speed effects performance.
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Weekend How-To: Floor Pan Replacement, Welding and Protection

One of the most common projects in automotive repair and restoration is the replacement of a rusted-out floor pan. Andrew White, owner of Apex Autosports, provides rust prevention advice and shares tips for plasma cutting and MIG welding in his walk-through of the restoration process on a 1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle.
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Graf-Tite™ Soft Seat Tip Proper Seating

The graf-tite™ soft seat tip design by Miller® | Smith® makes changing tips faster and easier as it conforms to imperfect surfaces.

360 Degree Torch Attachment Turn

Bending Rebar with an Oxy-Fuel Heating Tip

Removing a Ball Hitch with an Oxy-Fuel Heating Tip

Watch the Miller® | Smith® Toughcut™ torch in action as it removes a ball hitch using a heating tip.

How to Identify an Oxy-Fuel Torch Backfire and Shutdown

Watch these step by step instructions to learn how to identify the properties that can create a sustained backfire in an oxy-fuel torch and how to shutdown your oxy-fuel system in case of a sustained backfire.

How To Light, Set and Extinguish an Oxy-Fuel Torch Flame

Watch these step by step instructions to learn how to safely light, set and extinguish and oxy-fuel torch flame.

Hand Tighten Oxy-Fuel Torch Attachments

Miller® | Smith® makes it easy to change torch attachments. Only needing to hand tighten the attachment, torch attachments are quickly changed with no wrench required.

Easy Oxy-Fuel Tip Cleaning

How To Safely Setup an Oxy-Fuel Torch Outfit

Watch these step by step instructions to learn how to safely setup an oxy-fuel torch outfit before using.

How to Prevent Reverse Flow in an Oxy-Fuel Torch

Watch these step by step instructions to learn how to prevent reverse flow in your oxy fuel torch which could lead to a flashback.

Graf-Tite™ Soft Seat Tip Change

The graf-tite™ soft seat tip design by Miller® | Smith® makes changing tips faster and easier as it conforms to imperfect surfaces.

Plasma vs. Oxy-Fuel: Which Metal Cutting Option Is Right for You?

Plasma vs. Oxy-Fuel: Which metal cutting option is right for you? This discussion covers all angles on the question for metal cutting in different applications.

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