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Get the know-how to weld like a pro
Being a skilled welder is a hot commodity in today's job market,as well as a handy talent for industrious do-it-yourselfrepairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives youall the information you need to perform this commonly used, yetcomplex, task.
This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating thematerial to be welded all the way through the step-by-step weldingprocess, and everything in between. Plus, you'll get easy-to-followguidance on how to apply finishing techniques and advice on how toadhere to safety procedures.
- Explains each type of welding, including stick, tig, mig, andfluxcore welding, as well as oxyfuel cutting, which receives sparsecoverage in other books on welding
- Tips on the best welding technique to choose for a specificproject
- Required training and certification information
Whether you have no prior experience in welding or are lookingfor a thorough reference to supplement traditional weldinginstruction, the easy-to-understand information in Welding ForDummies is the ultimate resource for mastering this intricateskill.
About the Author
Steven Robert Farnsworth is a welding teacher with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all methods of welding. He served in the U.S. Navy, working to keep the fleet afloat with his welding repairs.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Welding Basics 7
Chapter 1: Diving Into the World of Welding 9
Chapter 2: Considering Commonly Welded Metals 19
Chapter 3: Setting Your Sights on Welding Safety 33
Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Welding Shop 53
Part II: Welding on a Budget: Stick and Tig Welding 71
Chapter 5: Getting on the Stick: Understanding Stick Welding 73
Chapter 6: Getting to Work with Stick Welding 85
Chapter 7: To Tig or Not To Tig: Understanding Tig Welding 105
Chapter 8: Trying Out Tig Welding 119
Part III: Discovering Mig Welding 133
Chapter 9: Understanding the ABCs of Mig Welding 135
Chapter 10: Practicing Mig Welding 147
Part IV: Getting Fancy: Plasma Cutting, Oxyfuel Cutting, and Other Processes 157
Chapter 11: Examining Plasma and Oxyfuel Cutting 159
Chapter 12: Ready, Set, Cut! Trying Out Plasma Arc Cutting and Oxyfuel Cutting 173
Chapter 13: Exploring Special Weld Processes 187
Chapter 14: Exploring Pipe Welding 205
Chapter 15: Working with Cast Iron 217
Part V: Putting Welding into Action with Projects and Repairs 229
Chapter 16: Two Welding Projects to Boost Your Welding Shop 231
Chapter 17: Constructing a Campfi re Grill 249
Chapter 18: Fixin’ to Fix Things: Analyzing and Planning 257
Part VI: The Part of Tens 273
Chapter 19: Ten Tools Every Welder Wants 275
Chapter 20: (Not Quite) Ten Advantages of Being a Certified Welder 285
Chapter 21: (Almost) Ten Welding Defects 291
Chapter 22: Ten Signs You’re Welding Correctly 301
Chapter 23: Ten Maintenance Tips for Your Welding Equipment and Shop 307
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book gives no information reguarding welding symbols.
Hello all. I am considering purchasing a welder for home use. Since its a Big expense for me, I decided to get a book on Welding first. The Author gives A lot of useful information. Even on Plasma Cutters. Some of the things I already knew from working as an Auto tech. Not having taken a class on Welding, I learned more from this book than in the shop.
Good information on all basic welding options