Lessons on how to MIG weld
Learn how to MIG weld with a set of comprehensive lessons compiled for the beginner or semi-professional welder.
Lesson 1: MIG WELDING SAFETY.
This tutorial guides through the hazards involved.
Radation burns, electric shock, arc eye, welding fume & the potential for fire.
We discuss the need to check your equipment & work area before welding, how to avoid burns, treatment for arc eye and catalogue the necessary fume extraction & PPE required to protect yourself and other operatives.
Lesson 2; MIG WELDING EXPLAINED
A nuts & bolts summary of how the MIG welding process actually works.
We explain what roles the welding circuit, power source, Mig torch, filler wire & earth return lead fulfil.
Lesson 3; SETTING UP A MIG WELDER
This article offers an understanding of MIG welding machine controls and how to set your welding parameters.
Knowing your welding machine. We look at a typical step voltage Mig welder & guide you through the settings.
We explore this most common type of welded joint & discuss the necessary techniques required to master the process.