John Ward

How Much do Welders Make Annually?

Welding is a great profession to get into and can help you earn a good annual salary. The average salary in 2019 of welders in most states is over $40,000, which is quite a bit higher than the overall average salary for all industries in the USA. The annual welder salaries tend to range from about $30,000 – $60,000, with the majority around the $40,000 mark. Welding isn’t an easy job, you can work long hours pipe welding with early mornings getting hot inside your helmet. However, it can be a fun, rewarding and lucrative career choice.

How to use a Welding Fillet Gauge

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This is a quick reference guide on how to use a welding fillet gauge. Welding gauges are probably one of the more underused tools in a welder’s arsenal. Many other manuals do not do justice in explaining how to use a welding fillet gauge properly. Improper use of a welding fillet gauge can cost you countless hours of headache and extra work.

Common MIG (GMAW) Welding Applications

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MIG welding is a common type of welding that’s become increasingly popular throughout welding applications over the past 40 years. MIG welding uses a gun that continuously feeds a consumable wire electrode. The wire is surrounded by a gas shield to protect the weld pool from contamination.

MIG has a number of benefits including being fast, easy to perform, high electrode efficiently and less welding fumes. Popular MIG welding applications include, automotive repairs, construction, robotics, fabrication and pipe welding.

Best Welding Jackets of 2020 (Reviews & Buyer’s Guide)

A welding jacket is a crucial piece of welding safety equipment to protect your body and arms from spatter, burns, cuts and radiation. The main two types of welding jacket are leather and cotton. Cotton provides protection for light welding applications and leather gives you more thorough protection. If you’re welding overhead or stick you require a full leather welding jacket.