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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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      a very useful reference for the amateur welder who requires up to date knowledge of all types of welding and cutting.

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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
      Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 18.8  x 2.1
      Edition Number: 1