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    got my first welder now i have to learn how to use it

    Found a like new miller stick ac/dc thunderbolt on craiglist for $250 I have 100 amps 220v plug,helmet,rods and lots of scrap steel Next week i will start welding For now i just watch videos/read about welding

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    Practice practice practice.

    Hopefully you have a good buddy who can weld who will come over and give you some tips. Learning to weld is difficult without some help from a person that knows how to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danmorea View Post
    Found a like new miller stick ac/dc thunderbolt on craiglist for $250 I have 100 amps 220v plug,helmet,rods and lots of scrap steel Next week i will start welding For now i just watch videos/read about welding
    Sounds like you got quite a score there! Be careful working with old rods through. They may be damp and give you some trouble that you don't need as a beginner. Maybe go out and buy some 10# tubes of Hobart 6011 and 7018 in 1/8" diameter for practice.

    Here's a link to some welding videos....

    https://www.youtube.com/user/weldingtipsandtricks

    He's got lot's of great advice that will get you off to a good start.

    When I started welding the only advice I got was, "Turn-up the heat and bury the rod." Seemed to work pretty good at that time.

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    Maybe try some 6013's as well. They will not stick as bad as the 7018. Start the arc like striking a match.. Keep you rods clean and dry... maybe invest in a rod storage tube...
    Use clean metal... no paint or rust... don't weld galvanized metals without a breathing filter device.. Practice ... practice ..... practice.
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    got my first welder now i have to learn how to use it

    Im way jealous.


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    As someone that was in your shoes not but 6 months ago - if you have one in your area, check with a local VoTech school and see if they offer welding as an Adult Ed course. I went 1 night/week for 6 weeks and it was a very good $450 investment IMO. I'm sure I could have learned this stuff elsewhere but...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    As someone that was in your shoes not but 6 months ago - if you have one in your area, check with a local VoTech school and see if they offer welding as an Adult Ed course. I went 1 night/week for 6 weeks and it was a very good $450 investment IMO. I'm sure I could have learned this stuff elsewhere but...
    This is on my to-do list. I'm not even getting the equipment until I can take a class. I figured it's well worth the investment of time and money to learn from a pro. Plus, you'll know what equipment might fit your needs best and how to take care of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpka View Post
    This is on my to-do list. I'm not even getting the equipment until I can take a class. I figured it's well worth the investment of time and money to learn from a pro. Plus, you'll know what equipment might fit your needs best and how to take care of them.
    Yup. That was my thought process too. Plus, you get 30+ hours of practice welding using all their equipment and materials. That's a LOT of welding rods and scrap steel.
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    Good point on materials! Didn't even think of that. Hmm, wonder if they let you bring in projects to build/work on... I want to build a bolt on blade and a rake for the BH. Best not get too far off OP topic...
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    Congrats on the new equipment, sounds like you got a great deal!
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