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What are the Different Types of Welding?

Those unfamiliar with welding might believe that there’s simply one method for completing any welding project, but veterans in the industry know that assumption is sorely misguided. In reality, there are many different welding processes, each of which has its own...

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What are the Top Welding Brands?

Now that you have an interest in welding, you are probably wondering about what you need to look for in tools, gear, and accessories. After the proper research, training, guidance, and experimentation, the next step is to acquire your own equipment. Like so many...

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Buying Used Welding Equipment

Whether you are a novice just starting on your welding journey or a long time professional in the field, getting good tools and gear can get expensive. When looking at less-expensive options for purchasing welding equipment, used and/or refurbished equipment can be a...

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What Is Carbon Arc Welding?

Even people who have never picked up a welder in their lifetime likely understand the basic concept behind arc welding. A heated torch, or welder, creates an electric arc between a metal electrode located on the end of the welder and the piece of metal being worked...

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Thank You to All of Our Team Members!

The last few months have been a challenging and unprecedented time for so many businesses around the valley. At Vern Lewis Welding Supply, we have been fortunate enough to continue serving our community during this time and we couldn’t have done it without our loyal...

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What is the Best Type of Welder for Beginners?

Trying to determine what is the best type welder for beginners is difficult because there are so many factors involved. As most of you already know, there are many different types of welding processes. The most common ones are Stick, MIG, TIG, and Flux Cord. MIG is...

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What is the Difference Between TIG and MIG Welding?

If you’re thinking about taking up welding as a hobby or possibly a career, you may be wondering what the differences are between TIG and MIG welding. Although there are many different types of welding, TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) are considered...

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Is Welding a Good Career Choice?

There has been plenty of discussion in recent years about what it means to have a "good job." Is it how much money you can make? Is it an opportunity? Is it how society or your family or peers view the job? It's probably a little bit of all of those. Recent...

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Welder?

People sometimes ask, “How long does it take to become a welder?”. The better question is, of course, “How long does it take to become a good welder?” Anybody who has a welding machine, or access to one, and has tried to weld something can be called a welder—but...

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The Pros and Cons of Carbon Arc Gouging

There are several types of welding, and carbon arc gouging (also known as arc welding or carbon arc welding) is popular for heavy-duty projects because it involves minimal welding supplies in Phoenix, AZ. Carbon arc welding is the term to describe joining metal...

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