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Welding Basics: An Introduction to Practical & Ornamental Welding

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In the past 10-15 years, the major welding machine manufacturers have developed small, efficient welders for home shop use. Many of these even draw from a standard 120v outlet. For the price of a low to mid-range table saw, a home welder can buy a good quality MIG welding machine. According to welding service stores, up to one third of their customers are home hobbyists. ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Cool Springs Press (first published January 1st 2003)
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Kirstin Morrell
Apr 03, 2013 Kirstin Morrell rated it it was amazing
I'm really happy with this book. It explains the basics of oxyacetylene welding and cutting, arc, MIG, and TIG welding, and plasma cutting.

I was tired of going to the hardware store and not knowing what the difference was between these. I also needed to cut and weld some metal (mild steel as I discovered) and I needed to know which process was right for this.

The combination of photographs and diagrams, along with the straightforward and informative style of writing gave me all the information I
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Mar 05, 2012 Sean rated it really liked it
Good information about the basics of welding and the different type of welding systems used. Nice project ideas, too. Well written and easy to understand for a beginner.
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Shelves: gave-up
Decent overview of the science and art of welding. You can't learn to weld by reading this, of course, but it does give the reader an idea of what welding consists of.
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