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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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Tips for People Who Are New to Propane

Do you have a large propane tank sitting in your backyard? If so, and if it’s your first time ever owning or using a propane tank, you may be at a loss as to how to use it and when you need to refill it. Fortunately, it’s actually quite simple and safe, and in many...

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Acetylene vs. Propane: The Pros and Cons

Talk to any welder about what they want from their welding tools and they will probably tell you they prioritize heat, efficiency, versatility and clean cuts, depending on what type of welding they are specifically looking at. Acetylene has been the cutting fuel of...

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