12.16.2007

A roundup of online welding tutorials

I have checked these out, and recommend the following spots for learning more about welding. Sometimes, you'll have to use multiple sites to get a good grasp on all the aspects of mig welding.

Of course, Amazon welding books are an excellent way to get started. I have several of these. They have an enormous selection of welding books (tried lately to find anything good at the local bookstore?). Check them out.

I like the Expert Village's mig welding video series. Mike Rogers does a good job and there are 15 different videos. I've never been one for overly long online videos, but these are well done and not long enough that you'll get the urge to browse away.

The Fabricator has a good one, "Mig welding -- the basics and then some". Check at the end; they link to even more how-to mig weld articles.

The Instructables is a newer site (at least to me) with a good illustrated guide to mig welding. They qualify it with "This instructable is not intended to be THE definitive guide on MIG welding, for that you might want to seek out a a more comprehensive guide from a professional. Think of this instructable as a guide to get you started MIG welding. Welding is a skill that needs to be developed over time, with a piece of metal in front of you and with a welding gun/torch in your hands."

(And that's good advice for any online learning. The web is a good place to start, but in no way should it be the end-point of your welding training journey).

2 Comments:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

MIG Welding by Ed Craig is a very large welding reference website that should also be pointed out.

5:08 PM  

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