Sacramento Sparks Reno Welding Supply
Where To Start
If you want to get into welding you are going to need a few things to help you get started. Being a professional welder takes years of experience but getting started is all surprisingly intuitive. Today we are going to go over some gear and equipment you will need to get started.
Get yourself the right apparel. We are talking things like a helmet, visor, boots, jacket, and gloves. These are all things you need to keep yourself safe while on the job. Get yourself an auto-darkening helmet and a good visor to protect your eyes, face, and neck from flash burns. Steel toe boots and a welding jacket are necessary to protect your toes from any heavy materials that may fall and to protect your body from high heat and metal splatter emitted during welding. Welding gloves obviously protect your hands from the high heat as well.
After you get your apparel, get yourself a welder. This will be your biggest expense but do not try and go cheap. A bad welder will prevent you from doing good work. Go with a Lincoln or a Miller as those are the two best brands on the market. The good thing about a new welder is that they come with an owner’s manual. The manual will tell you what it takes and there usually are instructions on the flip-up panel on the side of the machine that walks you through proper usage.
Lastly, you will need your supporting cast. These are things that compliment your welder. Things like a welding cart, angle grinder, magnet squares, and welding pliers. Without the supporting cast you will not be able to complete your projects. Welding carts help with increasing portability. Angle grinders are used for grinding, beveling, and flattening welds. Magnet squares will be used to secure joints. Welding pliers will help you trim welding wire and remove spatter from the welding-gun nozzle.
With the right apparel, welder, and supporting cast you will be fully equipped to start your welding career! For more information on any of this gear and equipment please visit us at Harris Gas. Our expert team is here to help.