Practice, practice, practice. I tell people all the time that the only way to get good at welding is to turn on the machine and start practicing. Whether it is TIG, Arc, or MIG welding, the best way to get good is to practice. I always suggest using a bunch of scraps and setting them up to mimic joints you’ll need in your projects and then getting your welding on. But, setting up those joints is also important. In fact, it’s not just important for a good quality joint but also for your success in getting good at welding. Having the wrong setup can be a recipe for disaster, especially with TIG welding.
Thankfully there are tons and tons of great videos on the web that help us learn how to do any kind of welding with any material and all we have to do is watch them. But sometimes the best videos are the ones that actually aren’t about the actual welding, but rather the setup and tips and tricks that will make you more successful. That’s what this video is all about, three tips to setting up your joints so they will result in the best welds.
So check this out and learn something!
Here is the video description:
I don’t know about you, but I burned through TONS of practice plates when I started Tig Welding. And needless to say now that I’ve had more experience with Tig Welding, I can understand why. I didn’t know how to put a joint together PROPERLY! It makes sense, that even before we arc up on a plate, that a NUMBER of things has to happen before we get ripping on it. So grab a cup of coffee and hang out with me for today’s episode!