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Welding For Dummies : For Dummies - Steven Robert Farnsworth


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Get the know-how to weld like a pro

Being a skilled welder is a hot commodity in today's job market, as well as a handy talent for industrious do-it-yourself repairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives you all the information you need to perform this commonly used, yet complex, task.

This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating the material to be welded all the way through the step-by-step welding process, and everything in between. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply finishing techniques and advice on how to adhere to safety procedures.

  • Explains each type of welding, including stick, tig, mig, and fluxcore welding, as well as oxyfuel cutting, which receives sparse coverage in other books on welding
  • Tips on the best welding technique to choose for a specific project
  • Required training and certification information

Whether you have no prior experience in welding or are looking for a thorough reference to supplement traditional welding instruction, the easy-to-understand information in Welding For Dummies is the ultimate resource for mastering this intricate skill.

About The Author

Steven Robert Farnsworth is a welding teacher with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all methods of welding. He served in the U.S. Navy, working to keep the fleet afloat with his welding repairs.


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    Introduction 1

    Part I: Understanding Welding Basics 7

    Chapter 1: Diving Into the World of Welding 9

    Chapter 2: Considering Commonly Welded Metals 19

    Chapter 3: Setting Your Sights on Welding Safety 33

    Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Welding Shop 53

    Part II: Welding on a Budget: Stick and Tig Welding 71

    Chapter 5: Getting on the Stick: Understanding Stick Welding 73

    Chapter 6: Getting to Work with Stick Welding 85

    Chapter 7: To Tig or Not To Tig: Understanding Tig Welding 105

    Chapter 8: Trying Out Tig Welding 119

    Part III: Discovering Mig Welding 133

    Chapter 9: Understanding the ABCs of Mig Welding 135

    Chapter 10: Practicing Mig Welding 147

    Part IV: Getting Fancy: Plasma Cutting, Oxyfuel Cutting, and Other Processes 157

    Chapter 11: Examining Plasma and Oxyfuel Cutting 159

    Chapter 12: Ready, Set, Cut! Trying Out Plasma Arc Cutting and Oxyfuel Cutting 173

    Chapter 13: Exploring Special Weld Processes 187

    Chapter 14: Exploring Pipe Welding 205

    Chapter 15: Working with Cast Iron 217

    Part V: Putting Welding into Action with Projects and Repairs 229

    Chapter 16: Two Welding Projects to Boost Your Welding Shop 231

    Chapter 17: Constructing a Campfi re Grill 249

    Chapter 18: Fixin’ to Fix Things: Analyzing and Planning 257

    Part VI: The Part of Tens 273

    Chapter 19: Ten Tools Every Welder Wants 275

    Chapter 20: (Not Quite) Ten Advantages of Being a Certified Welder 285

    Chapter 21: (Almost) Ten Welding Defects 291

    Chapter 22: Ten Signs You’re Welding Correctly 301

    Chapter 23: Ten Maintenance Tips for Your Welding Equipment and Shop 307

    Glossary 319

    Index 343

    ISBN: 9780470455968
    ISBN-10: 0470455969
    Series: For Dummies
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 384
    Published: 24th September 2010
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 18.8  x 2.16
    Edition Number: 1