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4 Different Types of Welding

There are different types of welding, in this article we'll be discussing the four most popular types. This is good information to have, before heading to your local welding supply store. Whether you are new to welding, or considering taking up welding, read on to become more informed.


Gas welding will, of course, require you to use gas welding equipment. Some of the benefits of this type of welding include the following:

  • It's the easiest method for those just starting out.

  • It's one of the most popular methods of welding.

  • It is used with a variety of metals.

  • Fewer fumes than other methods.

  • Very little cleanup is required with this method.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

If you're looking for a type of welding that is versatile and utilized equipment that is portable and easy to transport, this is one of the options for you. The welder can weld even very thin material, and has extreme control over their welding. If you will be working in a confined space, this type of welding will work well.

Stick Welding

Stick welding is perfect for the person who is looking for equipment that is less expensive than the equipment for other types of welding. It's also a great option for those who want to get the job done quickly. There is no need for cleaning, even the dustiest and dirtiest piece of metal, which speeds up the process. Finally, you can do this type of welding even on a wet and windy day, without any setbacks.

Flux-cored Welding

Welders who opt for this type of welding have the choice as to whether to use gas or not. Many enjoy this flexibility. It's a perfect option for both indoor and outdoor welding. Fumes are virtually non-existent. If you worry about wasting materials, rest assured that there is little waste with this technique.

The more that you learn about welding, the better. You'll be able to make an educated decision as to which type of welding is best for you. You'll also know where to start if the budget is your concern, and product waste. You can always start out with one type of welding, then add to your welding skills and knowledge. Welding is a wonderful career, where you can make a decent living. Welders are always in demand.

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