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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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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DIY Welding Project: Side Table [Guide]

Blur the lines between art and function with this sculptural side table. See how to make one of your own!
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DIY Welding Project: Tractor Seat Stool [Guide]

Need a new project to weld at home? Try this DIY tractor seat school! Get the instructions to make one of your own.
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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 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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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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Making a Sound MIG Weld

Learn basic tips that will help anyone - from auto repair technicians to maintenance professionals - lay a strong, great looking MIG bead. This article discusses MIG welding in each of the common positions, as well as variables such as travel speed and stickout.
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Welding on the Farm: Selecting a Welding Unit for the Farm or Ranch

Farms encounter a wide variety of welding repairs and projects – having the right welder depends on a lot of factors. Do you have to bring the welder to the work or can you take the work to the welder? Which process (MIG, Stick, or TIG) fits your needs? This article examines all these issues and more.
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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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