MIG Welding Guide - How-To

MIG Welding Guide

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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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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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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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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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Selecting an Engine-Driven Welder Generator for Structural Steel

Whether Stick or Flux Cored welding, there are a number of variables to take into consideration when selecting a welder for structural steel applications.
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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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Leavitt Racing Components, Inc. Builds a Late Model Stock Car Chassis for Charity

Leavitt Racing Components, Inc. utilized their Millermatic 211 Auto-Set with MVP all-in-one MIG welder and Diversion 165 AC/DC TIG welder to fabricate a complete stock car chassis over three days to support the Victory Junction Gang Charity at the 2009 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.
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The Basics of Field Welding Repair on Construction Equipment

Learn about the essential steps to field repair: Cutting and removal, preparation of the new joint/part, and welding and cleanup.
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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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Master MIG Welding - As Seen in Farm Journal

Wire welding offers many benefits for farmers and ranchers: it's one of the easiest processes to learn, it doesn't require stopping the arc to grab a new electrode and it has the flexibility to be used inside the shop using solid wire or outside in the field using flux-cored wire.
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Welding and Oxy-fuel Safety Tips

Welding, whether arc welding or oxy-fuel, carries with it the potential for serious accidents. Although we will discuss some basic safety tips to lessen that potential, nothing can take the place of thoroughly reading your particular equipment's operator manual and following all of the safety, operation and maintenance instructions it contains.
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Flux-Cored Welding With Millermatic 255 or Multimatic 255

Learn how to set up your new Millermatic® 255 and Multimatic® 255 to weld with the self-shielded flux-cored process.

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.

How to Replace Your MDX™ MIG Gun’s Handle, Switch and Neck

Learn how to replace the handle, switch or neck on your MDX-100 or MDX-250 MIG gun.

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.

DIY Welding Project: Metal Wagon

A DIY metal wagon is a versatile welding project with many uses. Learn how to make one with these steps.

How to Create Skull Metal Wall Art

This skull metal wall art is a fun and easy plasma cutter project perfect for Halloween or any time of the year!

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.

DIY Welding Project: Side Table

A DIY side table is a functional welding project that can be an attention-grabber in any space. Follow these steps to create one!

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