Choosing a Welder

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If you are going to be using a welding machine for the first time, you do not need to be intimidated in the least. While we understand why a welder might be a scary tool to be using for any person who hasn’t used one before, or for someone who has little experience with power tools altogether, however in cases like that you can always turn towards using a mig welder. Mig stands for metal inert gas, and it is an entry level power tool that can be used and learned by any person. The mig welder can be used by simply plugging it in and switching it on, you can learn its use in less than an hour and can even master it after a few uses. So if you need to get a mig welder you can always check out a few welder reviews or you can read on and pick up a few helpful tips on how you can choose a mig welder for yourself.

One of the first tings you want to take in to consideration is the power the mig welder is going to have. The power of the mig welder must coincide with the power needed to weld the material that you intend to work with. The type of material being used, and how the thick the material is will decide what kind of mig welder you will need. For example a quarter inch of steel will require 140amps of power, a sheet that is 1mm thick will only require 30amps of power.

Another thing that you will want to consider is how portable the welder needs to be, even small mig welders weigh 70 pounds, so if you need one that you want to move around, get a model with wheels on it.

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