The Welding Process

What machine should you choose? Mig, Tig, or Stick? Do you have a welding background? Or are you new to welding? Whatever the case here are a few things to consider when buying a welder when you don’t know where to start.

  • What kind of material will you be welding?

    Steel? Aluminum? Stainless Steel? Or All?

  • How thick of material are you welding?

    • This will help to decide how much amperage is required from the machine.
    • Duty Cycle can determine on the welding equipment.
  • Is the welding going to be inside or outside?

    This will help to identify what welding process will be best suited and the type of filler metal material.

  • What kind of experience do you have with the welding processes if any.

    This can determine a simpler machine to start with

                    – (CK offers different levels and process of welding training. Check out our training page

  • Know your limitations of input power.

    • This will determine the size of machine you can use.
    • Will you be far away from input power? Might need to explore using a welder generator.
  • Serviceability

    • Warranty centers. Do you handle warranty or take it to a facility that does.
    • Will you have the ability to take it to a repair facility? Or do you have to repair it yourself
    • Parts availability is another thing to consider. Can you get consumables or repair parts.

For more information on how to buy a welding machine, email Steven today!

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