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Buying Your First Welder:  A Practical, Informative Guide for Do-It-Yourselfers

Get objective, informative and practical help and information in buying your first welder.
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How to Create a Custom Metal Sign With a Plasma Cutter

The sky’s the limit when creating a DIY custom metal sign — and metal sculptor Barbie The Welder gives you all the steps you need.
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MIG Welding Tips and Techniques for Beginners

Metalworker Ron Covell reviews MIG welding basics, machine setup and best practices for beginner welders.
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MIG Welding 101

Last month, in the first of our four-part series, we covered gas welding. This month we’ll continue by delving into MIG welding—far and away the most popular welding process used for classic trucks.
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Silicon Bronze MIG Brazing Basics

This article will provide the basics of MIG brazing silicon bronze including advantages and disadvantages, where this process can be used, and how to properly set up a welding power source for MIG brazing silicon bronze.
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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 Weld a Porch Swing [Guide]

Make your outdoor space stand out this summer with a DIY porch swing. Follow this guide to welding a metal porch swing of your own.
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MIG and Flux Cored Welding on the Farm

Although certainly capable of meeting the demands of most farm welding applications, Stick welders also have limitations that can be overcome by the use of other welding methods, particularly wire welding, which includes Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) also known as MIG (Metal Inert Gas)—and flux cored arc welding (FCAW). Both MIG and FCAW are performed with the same welder and differ only in the...
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Tips for Troubleshooting Common MIG Weld Defects

Weld defects are often caused by improper technique or parameters, such as poor shielding gas coverage or incorrect travel speeds.
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Selecting The Right Portable Wire Feeder

When shopping for a new wire feeder, one of the first things you need to determine is where you're going to be doing most of your welding. If you're going to be crawling through a porthole at the shipyards on Monday, driving out to a remote construction site on Tuesday, and back in the shop on Wednesday, then your best bet is a portable unit. Once you've established that you need a portable wire...
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Tips To Maximize Construction Weld Quality: Welder Qualification, Proper Procedure and Equipment Influence the End Result.

Miller experts and industry pros discuss tips for welding construction.
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Farm Implement Maintenance and Repair

Weld repairs on the farm are diverse and can come at the worst times. This article details proper welding repair techniques and explores equipment - such as the Bobcat™ 250 welding generator and Millermatic® series of all-in-one MIG welders - that will make welding repair on the farm much easier.
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How to Build an End Table with the Miller Multimatic 215

Zach MacMullen uses the Multimatic™ 215 to weld up this end table. See how he quickly tack welds the project together.

Welding Dragonfly Yard Art Project with Miller Multimatic 215

See Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding weld the steel structure of the dragonfly and then brazes copper on to the yard art using a TIG torch.

Lawn Roller Repair with the Millermatic 211 MIG Welder

See how home hobbyist Joel uses a Millermatic 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™ MIG welder and Spectrum 625 X-TREME™ with XT Torch.

Josh Welton Completes COE Patch Panel Repair with Millermatic 211 MIG welder

Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding completes a patch panel repair using the redesigned Millermatic 211 MIG welder and Digital Infinity™ welding helmet.

How to Get the Best Arc Start When Plug Welding Sheet Metal

Inverter technology provides a better arc start — and reduces burn through — when plug welding sheet metal or body panels.

Create Your Own Outdoor Fire Pit with the Multimatic 215

Zach MacMullen uses the Multimatic 215 to create and weld an outdoor fire pit. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions.

ArcReach Welding Technology Offers Benefits for Safety, Productivity and Quality

ArcReach remote control technology provides operators with the ability to set welding parameters at joint, and increases arc-on time for greater productivity.

Changing Polarity on Millermatic 211

Miller weld engineer Zach MacMullen explains how to change the polarity on a Millermatic® 211 MIG welder. Change from DC positive to DC negative.

Jetline Seam Trackers Simplify Welding and Improve Quality

See the Jetline® Tactile Seam Tracker system in action as it consistently positions the weld head for optimal arc performance.

How to Change Consumables on Your MDX™ MIG Gun

Learn how to change the nozzle, contact tip, gas diffuser or liner on your MDX-100 or MDX-250 MIG gun.

How to Reinstall a Trimmed Liner in Your MDX™ MIG Gun

Learn how to reinstall a trimmed liner in your MDX-100 or MDX-250 MIG gun.

ArcReach® Technology: Don’t Walk. Weld.

Don’t walk to the power source to adjust weld parameters. Do it at the weld joint with ArcReach technology.

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