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Inside MIG Welding

FREE EBOOK: The Basics and Beyond

The Perfect Guide To MIG Welding For Beginners OR Experts

When we wrote this ebook, our goal was to provide both beginners and experts with inspiration and insight into their career. Topics range from troubleshooting, best practice to the range of tools available and their uses.

Introduction

Learn More About MIG Welding and How To Perfect Your Technique

MIG welding is a rewarding trade that combines a highly technical skill with a fulfilling outlet for artistic workmanship. Whether you’ve always wanted to learn MIG welding or are already an active welder, you probably know that it’s a valuable, hands-on trade that can offer good potential for part-time or full-time work. Not to be overlooked is the fact that it may also help you fix a few of those broken items lying around your garage.

No matter where your skill or interest level lies if you’re looking to deepen your knowledge of MIG welding, this ebook is a great place to start. We’ll help you establish solid fundamentals that will help set you up for success every time you weld, beginning with safety equipment and the basics of welding, sharpening your skills when it comes to running the perfect bead and most importantly—tackling your most frustrating troubleshooting problems.

Intermediate welders will also find this to be a great resource for taking their skills beyond the basics, with tips from welding professionals who have been in the business for decades. If you’re ready to perfect your technique into consistent mechanics that you can feel confident about, then this guide is for you.

Here's What's Inside

The Proper Setup Starts With Safety

Don’t Forget To Warm Up
What Does A Good Weld Look Like? 

Troubleshooting

Erratic Wire Feeding
Contact Tip Failure
Contact Tip Burnback
Birdnesting
Minimizing Spatter
Porosity
Erratic Arc
Proper Grounding
Burn Through
Excessive (or Lack of) Penetration
Distortion 

5 Pro Tips for Best Practice Welding

Wire Feed Speed, Voltage & Shielding Gas
Double Check Your Connections
Push Method or Pull Method?
Learn How To Read Your Bead
Practice, Practice & More Practice 

Equipment 

Welding Power Supply
Anti-Spatters
Welding Pliers (Welpers)
Nozzle Types
Fume Extraction Equipment
Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
Clamps 

Equipment Durability Matters 

Final Thoughts 

Written By Our Experts

Travis Hall
MIG Product Manager

Zac Marnell
MIG Technical Specialist

With Insight From These Influencers

Barbie The Welder
@barbiethewelder

Jimmy McKnight
@ArcJunkiesPodcast

 

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