Every job is quite difficult while you are just starting up. But with proper guidance and everyday practice you can improve your skill day by day. In this article, we are gonna discuss 5 tips to start your welding career.
1. Choose the right welding machine.
2. Wear the Right Gear
The protection of your weld is so critical to your wear. Wear your hands with leather gloves. Always, wear a cotton shirt or sleeves to protect your arms against ultraviolet radiation from the weapons. You will sunbathe from the soldering weapon without sleeves. Choose an adapted lens welding helmet to clearly see what you do without hurting your eyes. You may not think of another protection: the glasses behind your welding mask. It may seem unnecessary, but after welding, the materials stay hot for a few minutes. If you are checking your weld by a stray piece of hot-metal chips, your eye could be saved by shielding glass.
3. Use the Correct Wire for Your Project
Choose the right metal thickness wire to weld. Using a smaller wire diameter for thin metals. Using a bigger wire for thick metals. Be sure that you fit the metal type with the wire type. For example, use aluminum wire when you are welding aluminum.
4. Practice Good Welding Technique
Normally, you don't want to make a straight line when welding. Make small loops with your welding pistol instead. Basically in a large circular movement, you drive the puddle along. This technique improves the sold. This method helps you to have a perfect weld without any holes in it that could weaken the bond.
5. Hear The Weld
It's going to sound like a nice frying bacon. This solid weld does not waver much and makes a continuous noise. A noisy gas blast, a popcorn/firecracker sound, and a complex buzzing blast are other noises that you wish to stop. Each noise indicates one of the faint or difficult welds that is not assisted. You can say welding is good or bad just by listening if you pay attention. If the sold is bad, fix your problem by fixing problems (as stated above).