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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.

Best Benchtop and Floor Standing Drill Presses

Best Benchtop and Floor Standing Drill Presses

A drill press is a machine used to cut holes into metal, wood and other materials. Drill presses come in various shapes and sizes, including floor standing units, benchtop drill presses and magnetic drill presses. Most drill presses are operated by turning a handle which moves the head of the machine with a drill attached down into the work piece.

If you already know which type of drill press you’re looking for, choose one of the quick links below. If not, read more below about the different types of drill press and see our full buyers guide to find the best one for your needs whether you’re a woodworker or welder. Updated 6th March 2020