Aside from your primary welding tools such as the welder and your safety equipment, there are lots of other small tools that will help you out when welding. To get the best results you’ll want to have tools that can help hold your metal in place while you weld, and mark the metal you’re using. If you’re creating slag you’ll also need tools to clean it up afterwards. Here’s our list of useful welding tools that will help you and are good to have around the workshop.
Many beginner welders don’t realize the damage that can be caused to the eyes by not wearing the sufficient welding safety equipment. The welding arc produces harmful radiation which can damage the eyes and cause the unpleasant “welders flash.” Safety glasses are a way of blocking out UV light and infrared wavelengths emitted from the welding arc. Welding glasses are great because they also protect the eyes from any flying debris and can help reduce irritation from fumes. Updated March 4th 2020
Stick welding is a popular type of welding that is a great choice if you’re welding outdoors in windy conditions. It’s pretty simple to learn, you can use it on rusty items, and you won’t need any gas. There are loads of stick welders on the market so we’ve picked our favorites and listed them below. Typically a stick welder will either be a single purpose stick welder or a multipurpose welder that has the ability to perform a range of welding operations, including stick. There are advantages to both that we have explained below. Last Updated March 1st 2020
Plasma cutters are an extremely popular tool for cutting metals and automotive work. They cut with speed, precision and can cut any conductive metal. Below is our buyer’s guide, comparison table and our top picks for plasma cutters for a variety of cutting thicknesses and including the best with built in air compressors. Last updated March 1st 2020