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Stainless Steel Welding Basics – Part 1 of 2

welding steel north carolinaStainless steel is known for its durability, but that doesn’t mean it that anything made from it will last forever. Whether you want to repair a damaged appliance or fabricate a floor pan for your vintage truck, you’ll need the right tools, techniques and approach to do the welding repair job right.

In this two-part post, we’ll talk about some of the basics for working with stainless steel – starting here with some background, tools and supplies. In Part 2, we’ll dive into some basic stainless steel welding techniques.

Stainless Steel Welding Basics

The most accessible welding option for doing high-quality work with stainless steel is MIG welding. With MIG welding, special wire is passed through the welding gun and into your welding pool. Learning how to MIG weld can be challenging, but the process itself is fairly simple. We’ll talk more about it in Part 2.

Welding Tools And Supplies

Stainless steel MIG welding requires specialized tools and supplies to do the job right. Here are the basic tools you’ll need:

Once you’ve got the appropriate welding safety gear and welding supplies, you’re ready to learn how to weld stainless steel.  Tune in to Part 2 of this blog to learn how!

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