Becoming a Welder: What to Know

Like many other professions, becoming a welder is not something that can be jumped right into. It takes a lot of time and training to truly master the skill. Before any steps can be taken, however, it is important to have the proper equipment for the job

The first thing to do is to ensure the welder has the right supplies to keep themselves safe. This includes a helmet with an auto-darkening lens.

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This helps protect the user's eyes from the bright light of the torch, as well as any debris.

Welding gloves and jackets are also a must-have. These protect the welders from getting any burns.

Next, it is important to check the oil tank. Make sure it is filled, not leaking from anywhere, and is far enough from the torch that the welder can remain safe during the job.

Having the right type of wire for the job being attempted is also essential. For a more precious weld, a thinner wire allows the welder to weld what is needed without going beyond what needs to be worked on. For larger jobs, a thicker wire allows the welder to cover more space at a quicker rate.

For more information on what one needs to become a welder, please review the attached video.