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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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Choosing Between Plasma Cutting and Oxy-fuel Systems

Oxy-fuel and plasma cutting systems both have advantages and disadvantages. Learn more about how to choose the right one for your needs.
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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 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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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: Holiday Metal Tree Sculpture [Guide]

This metal tree sculpture will bring winter spirit and holiday joy for years to come. Weld your own with these instructions.
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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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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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Create a Metal Stocking Holder Stand for the Holidays

Need somewhere to hang your stockings this holiday season? No worries! Learn how to create a DIY stocking holder stand.
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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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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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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Is Plasma Arc Gouging?

Save on the Spectrum 625 X-TREME Plasma Cutter

Jerry Miller, fabricator at Hot Rods by Dean regularly uses the Spectrum® 625 X-TREME™ for the shop’s cutting needs.

Plasma Cutting for Beginners: Piercing With Plasma

If you’re new to piercing metal with a plasma cutter, don’t miss these quick plasma cutting tips for achieving the perfect cut.

How Plasma Cutting Works II

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