Re: Welding for a beginner advice
Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:10 am
This is something i have been thinking about to learn also. As far i have been able to glean from YouTube, each system has pro's and cons. It depends on what you want to do, and where you want to dot it. (i think if most of your welding is outside stick is the preferred method) and how thick the metal is you want to weld....FordPrefect wrote: ↑Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:43 pmI would agree with the advice to take a short course in welding if you can. Then once you're set up with a welder let out your inner skip rat and scrounge up as lots of scrap bits of mild steel, clean them up with an angle grinder and set about practicing. You don't need to be coded to weld bits up for use at home or on the bike as you can usually manipulate whatever your welding so it's always flat. I'm not a professional welder but, I did do an NVQ level 2 in fabrication and welding some years back and I'm called on to weld stuff up at work fairly often. Once you get a feel for it, it's not that hard at least not the kind of things you'll want to be doing. If you get a chance to do TIG welding, jump at it. I've done MIG, TIG and stick (MMA) and I've always far prefered the stick and TIG, the latter is bloody handy for thin metal like exhausts.