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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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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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Texas School Makes Miller PipeWorx® the Center of Weld Lab Expansion

The welding program at Tarrant County College in Ft. Worth, Texas doubled its available weld lab space in January of 2011, with an expansion of more than 3,000 square feet and the purchase of several dozen Miller welding machines thanks to a state funded grant. The new classroom space, completed in January of 2011, was quickly gobbled up by eager students looking to receive a well-rounded welding...
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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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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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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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Tips, Techniques and Equipment Selection for Welding T-8 Wires

Greg Metko, welding engineer with Miller Electric Mfg. Co., discusses best practices for welding self-shielded flux cored wires.
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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Advancements in Hobart Self-Shielded Wires Benefit Transmission Pipeline Applications

Miller Millermatic Flux Cored MIG Welding

How the process works for both self-shielded and gas-shielded wires, and where to set polarity.

Flux Cored Welding Basics

Ort shares his tips for equipment set up and techniques that cover flat joints, lap joints, T joints, Horizontal, Vertical and Overhead configurations.

MIG Welding Basics: What is Spray Arc Transfer?

Learn how spray transfer in MIG welding works and is especially beneficial for welding heavy plate and in high-volume manufacturing.

Weld in More Places with Miller Multi-Voltage Plug (MVP)

Miller weld engineer Zach MacMullen demonstrates how to adjust the Multi Voltage Plug (MVP™) from 240V to 120V.

MIG Welding Basics: What is Short Circuit Transfer?

Learn how short circuit transfer in MIG welding works, and its advantages on thin materials.

Miller Explains Globular Transfer in MIG Welding

Learn about what globular transfer in MIG welding is and why it occurs in this video from Miller.

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