Welding For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 7, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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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-yourself repairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives you all the information you need to perform this commonly used, yet complex, task.

This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating the material to be welded all the way through the step-by-step welding process, and everything in between. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply finishing techniques and advice on how to adhere to safety procedures.

  • Explains each type of welding, including stick, tig, mig, and fluxcore welding, as well as oxyfuel cutting, which receives sparse coverage in other books on welding
  • Tips on the best welding technique to choose for a specific project
  • Required training and certification information

Whether you have no prior experience in welding or are looking for a thorough reference to supplement traditional welding instruction, the easy-to-understand information in Welding For Dummies is the ultimate resource for mastering this intricate skill.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Understanding Welding Basics
7
Diving Into the World of Welding
9
Considering Commonly Welded Metals
19
Setting Your Sights on Welding Safety
33
Setting Up Your Welding Shop
53
Welding on a Budget Stick and Tig Welding
71
Getting to Work with Stick Welding
85
Exploring Pipe Welding
205
Working with Cast Iron
217
Putting Welding into Action
229
Constructing a Campfire Grill
249
Fixin to Fix Things Analyzing and Planning
257
The Part of Tens
273
Ten Tools Every Welder Wants
275
Not Quite Ten Advantages of Being a Certified Welder
285

To Tig or Not To Tig Understanding Tig Welding
105
Trying Out Tig Welding
119
Discovering Mig Welding
133
Practicing Mig Welding
147
Getting Fancy Plasma Cutting
157
Ready Set Cut Trying Out Plasma Arc Cutting
173
Exploring Special Weld Processes
187
Almost Ten Welding Defects
291
Ten Signs Youre Welding Correctly
301
Ten Maintenance Tips for Your Welding Equipment and Shop
307
Glossary
319
Index
343
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About the author (2010)

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.

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