Welders are some super robust machines, designed to do lots of work for a very long time, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t heed these tips and tricks from Matt at Urchfab on how to keep your MIG welder running smoothly, especially if you aren’t using your welder on a very regular basis. Some tools are a lot like cars, in that leaving them sitting for too long with no use isn’t the best thing for them. While most of the parts on a welder are not moving, the ones that are, or that facilitate the movement of things like the wire, need to be taken care of. And we’re not just talking about the wearable items you are thinking of, but also things that you take for granted and assume will just work the next time you plug it in. This doesn’t mean hours of work and maintenance, it just means spending a couple minutes now and again to insure each part will be ready to work the next time you are.
In this video, Matt will give you tips, tricks, and fixes that will certainly be smart to pay attention to as you are doing winter work on your projects.