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One of a new series of Haynes DIY Manuals.
Welding is an art that goes back to the days of the village blacksmith, but until recently the tools and materials needed were too expensive for DIY use. Nowadays, however, equipment that was once considered solely the province of the high-production professional workshop is within reach of the individual owner. It's been good news for the automotive hobbyist, whether restoring an old car or building a sports car, as well as for the small farmer needing to maintain and repair equipment. Welders are also being purchased by metal sculptors and other artists and craftsmen, as well as being used for everyday household jobs such as repairing a bicycle or garden tool, building a firewood storage rack or a barbecue, or even fabricating a small utility trailer.
This book is intended as an introduction to the welding process, illustrating most of the common equipment and work techniques for both home and professional welding. It covers gas, arc, MIG, TIG and plasma welding and cutting techniques, with advice on choosing the most suitable equipment within a budget. A practical project chapter shows how to use welding equipment to build a trailer. Whether you plan to restore or build a car, construct your own wrought-iron fence or sculpt a metal masterpiece, you'll find this book of interest.