What is the Best Type of Welder for Beginners?

Apr 14, 2020

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 generally considered the easiest, so it makes sense to start with a welder that can do that, but many basic, small household projects use Stick welding. There are other important considerations like cost, power source, what kind of welding you think you will mostly be doing, the warranty, and the cost of additional accessories you’re going to need like a helmet and gloves and other safety gear. There are many good brands to choose from, such as Miller, Lincoln, Hobart, Everlast, Amico, Sungold, and others.

Think about and identify the types of welding projects you will be working on most of the time. Are you going to be working on your motorcycle or old car? Maybe you’re looking to repair old farm equipment or your kids’ toys? If you’re the artistic sort, you might want to create some metal sculptures. After you have thought about and determined the welding projects that you will be working on, you next want to determine the specific thickness of metal you will be working with most. This will help you decide which machine is best for you. There are so many factors involved in this process and there isn’t only one correct answer to which machine you should buy to get started, but if you seriously consider all of these things, it will make the decision easier. Remember, this is an investment and you want to have as many factors going in your favor as possible.

When starting out as a welder, you should also consider getting some proper training. This can not only help you improve your welding skills but can also help decide which type of welding is best for you. At Vern Lewis Welding Supply, we offer a wide range of welding classes and training options. We also offer welding theory classes so you can learn more about the various welding processes.

There is no single welder that is absolutely the best for a beginner to buy. Amateur welders will have different needs than professional welders. You want to find the welding machine that best fits you and your needs. Do your research, weigh your options, take a few classes, and then choose the best welder for you.

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