Here are five tips for those of you out there starting to TIG weld for the first time. But these aren’t tips about things to do as much as it is about things NOT to do. By default you’ll then get some clue on what you should be doing, but this video is really about keeping you from making mistakes that will cost you time, money, energy, and ultimately lead to frustration that isn’t good for learning. You can absolutely learn to TIG weld at home, with some inexpensive equipment and tools, so you should. It’s never been easier, with such great resources available online with video tutorials and such.
But also don’t count out your local vocational programs either. There are a lot of community colleges, vocational schools, and maker spaces that offer welding classes. If a classroom environment is more to your liking, then go try it out. Seriously, this is the kind of class you could really learn from.
Regardless of where and how you learn though, these are the kinds of tips that can really improve your entire learning experience. It is one thing to make mistakes in your actual welds, you are learning a new skill after all, but there isn’t any reason to make these kinds of mistakes if you don’t have to. Learn from someone else’s experience.