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UNIMIG – Troubleshooting Your Weld – The 12 Most Common Problems & How to Fix Them

Originally posted by UNIMIG here When you’re learning a new skill or face a new situation, you’re probably going to run into some issues while you get a handle on it. That’s fine. Being able to identify what the problem is and knowing how to remedy it can save you a lot of head-scratching and frustration. We’ll cover the most common problems you might encounter when welding, teach you how to recognise them and help fix or prevent them in the future. Porosity What is it and what does it look like? Porosity occurs when elements in the atmosphere are absorbed int

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UNIMIG – 9 Tips & Tricks to Improve Your STICK Welding

Stick welding, while not the hardest form of welding to learn, can still be difficult at times. Getting an arc to ignite on the first try is absolutely a skill, and not everyone can do it. Starting an arc isn’t the only tricky part of stick welding, so if you’re looking to improve your welding, give these tips and tricks a try. https://www.youtube.com/embed/03KeLl9h1F8 1. Current settings There are two parts to the current settings: polarity and amperage. The good news is that getting the correct settings for both of these is fairly easy, given that they’re li

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Binzel – How to remove and prevent weld spatter

A great article by Florian Görlitz regarding weld splatter can be found on the Binzel blog here. Aitken Welding Supplies can help with all your genuine Binzel products. Call our visit our branches today to find out more! Practical tips for welding: How to remove and prevent weld spatter Anti-spatter spray, anti-spatter liquids, anti-spatter fluid and more You have to break an egg to make an omelet. Especially with MIG/MAG welding, weld spatter occurs, which can already be heard from afar. With this crackling small metal droplets are created that are hur

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Weldclass – Chosing the right TIG torch

Here's an article from Weldclass helping you with your TIG choices. https://www.weldclass.com.au/blog/76-tig-torch-selection-guide-chosing-the-right-tig-torch Save time with this simple and straight-forward guide to help you chose the right TIG torch for your welding machine. Fast, easy & no confusing mumbo-jumbo! 1. Valved or Switched Does your welder have a gas outlet / fitting on the front of the machine ? No - you will need a valved torch. Go to 2 ⇓ Yes - you will need a torch with trigger switch. Go to 3 ⇓

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Elliotts Leg Protection

Here's something we don't always think about. You have your nice flame design helmet, you have you sturdy trusty gloves, high viz shirt, steel cap boots...but what about your legs? Our friends at Elliotts have this quick guide to help you decide on leg protection for you and your workers. Selecting The Right Welding Gear To Protect Legs Are you looking for additional protection for your legs on your next welding job? At Elliotts, we understand that some jobs require additional protection for yourself and/or your workers. We offer an extensive range of gea

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3M SPEEDGLAS – WELDING SAFETY WHITE PAPERS

AUSTRALIAN WELDING SUPPLIES are one of the leaders in the field of welding safety. They where established in 1994 as the sole agent for the 3m Speedglas Welding Equipment brand in Australia and New Zealand. They have taken it upon themselves to raise awareness of a very important issue that welders face. Of course, Aitken Welding Supplies can provide you with all your welding safety needs, including 3M/AWS products. Simply call or drop in to your local branch to get a price or inspect some quality safety products including Speedglas 9100 welding helmets, PAPR helmets, upgr

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Speedglas 3M Adflo Upgrade Promos! Limited stock!

For Existing Adflo PAPR Customers... The Speedglas G5-01 Helmet Upgrade Kit (part no. 611130) allows existing Adflo customers to connect the new G5-01 headtop to their existing Adflo PAPR unit.And now... with each G5-01 Upgrade Kit you order, we'll throw in a FREE Speedglas G5-01 Heavy Duty Carry Bag (part no. 790105) worth $229 RRP AND a FREE Speedglas Bluetooth Drink Bottle worth $104 RRP!! For Customers Who Own a Speedglas 9100 Non-Respiratory Helmet... For existing Speedglas 9100 non-respiratory customers, the most economical way to upgrade to powered air

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Flux Cored Wires – Self Shielded vs Gas Shielded

From our valued friends at WIA. Original article can be found here All about Flux Cored Wires Today productivity is important, and that’s why flux cored wires is a filler metal that should be considered. With higher deposition rates and operator efficiencies, they offer productivity benefits, high performance and great weld quality. Suitable for a range of industries, flux cored wires are a great solution for general fabrication, manufacturing, construction, offshore and shipbuilding applications.If you’re deciding to make the switch to flux cored wires it’s impo

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Pre-welding & post-welding surface treatments from our partners at Callington

Callington are a leading specialty chemicals manufacturer and provide specialty chemicals to aviation and industry. Aitken Welding Supplies are proud to be associated with this internationally recognised brand. See their range of metal working fluids here. Call us on 1800 AITKEN for pricing and availability! https://www.callingtonhaven.com/metal-working-fluids.php Metal fabricators and part manufacturers in the welding industry demand efficiency and cost-effective processes. Ensuring the correct pre-welding & post-welding metal surface treatment procedures are be

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From Smenco – What Makes A Good Welding Helmet

Check out this article from our friends at Smenco The right welding helmet makes you more money. If you’re a full time welder having a good welding helmet makes your welding more efficient and can often increase weld quality whilst also protecting you from the dangers of welding. With such a large range of welding helmets on the market, it is vital that you choose the right one for you. There are many variables that go into choosing the right helmet, passive or auto-darkening lens, viewing area, respiratory compatibility and most importantly, comfort. Tech