Basic Welding Info

Welcome to Basic Welding Info, where you can learn lots of basic (and not so basic) information about all sorts of welding and how to weld from a qualified tradesman and Tafe teacher. (Tafe in Australia is the government trade school or tech collage.

Did I mention it is FREE

It doesn't matter if you are just a hobby welder, an apprentice fabricator or a experienced welder, I am sure I can provide you with some info that you didn't already know.

In this online resource you will learn about :

Arc Welding

Mig Welding

Tig Welding

Oxy Welding

Welding Safety

Welding and Safety Supplies

And Much More Welding Related Info

Mig Welding

Mig Welding

Arc Welding

Arc Welding

Tig Welding

Tig Welding

How To Weld

Do You :

Want to learn how to weld?

Want to learn the welding basics?

Already know how to weld but are trying to understand why it doesn't work as well as you hoped?

Own a Mig / Tig or Stick welder and want to learn how it works a bit better.

Have problems understanding the theory of welding.

Know an apprentice who needs some advice or extra welding information.




Try my FREE welding guide where you will get all the basic welding info you need to master the basics.

Then, once the basic welds are going OK, with a little practice and the right advice you should have no trouble getting the more advanced welding worked out.

Names of Welding Machine Parts

  • Do you know your contact tip from your gas diffuser ?
  • If I asked if your penetration was acceptable, would you think I was being rude ?
  • If I got you to measure your throat thickness, would you think I was saying you had a big neck ?
  • Is a Teflon lined liner used for aluminum ?
  • Will a cracked insulator cause any welding problems ?

Lets go through the parts so when you go to the supply shop, you sound like you know what you are talking about.

Electricity Basics

  • ACDC - Not just a rock band
  • Electrode negative or positive- Why it matters
  • Earth clamp - What is it and why you can't weld without it
  • Positive Half Cycle - Huh
  • Primary circuit - The zappiest bit
  • Open circuit voltage - Closed circuit voltage
  • Why we sharpen some Tig electrodes and "ball" others
  • Does rust conduct electricity ?
  • Which bit is the bit that is going to zap me - Why ?
  • Can the welder kill me - How can "they" sell them then ?

I figure that if you know the basics of electricity you are less likely to be zapped by it.

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