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The foremost leader in welding education. Serving up your daily dose of welding and fabrication tips for all processes.

Jason Becker

Jason Becker is a welder/fabricator with 22 years of field experience in the welding industry and a Marine Corps Veteran. He is also an AWS Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator (CWI/CWE). While teaching welding at his local college, Jason pursued his Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from Seminole State College and graduated with honors in 2016. He now works full-time as the co-host for Weld.com.

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Safety

By: Jason Becker
January 24th, 2020

If you go into any welding shop, you will no doubt find several different types of grinders.The right angle grinder is used to cut, grind, blend, buff and clean metal. Roughly 80% of a welders time is spent prepping the material, and there's no doubt in my mind that the grinder is used the majority of the time during the preparation of the  work. 

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Welding and Fabrication

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

In this episode we answer two video requests, the first was how to build a welding stand, the second was what to expect at the local steel suppliers. This is based off of a fixture I built when I first got into teaching. 

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Shop Talk

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

Back in 2014 when I was just got into welding education, the position that I was hired fro was only part-time. The pay that i was receiving was drastically less than what I was making as a Union Ironworker.

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GTAW | TIG

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

One of our co-workers asked us if we could help out his son. He was in a bit of a bind. He works for a local grocer and the basket that they use to fry up their chicken broke at a major connection.

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FCAW | Flux Core

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

In this episode, we demonstrate how to run a larger diameter electrode on thinner material. Most people would probably run .030 or .035 diameter flux core for 1/8" material.

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Tools

By: Jason Becker
January 20th, 2020

One day while I was trying to physically force a sheet of 1/4" plate down so I could weld it in place, one of the older guys on the site said, "come here boy, let me show you how to work smarter not harder".