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What is a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)



11/04/2014 Articles

This means a written procedure telling the welder/ operator which type of welding rod or MIG wire to use for a certain type of welding joint.

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HG Workwear Footwear

You don't have to spend a fortune on safety boots



16/12/2013 Articles

We have been selling a huge range of safety footwear in our online shop for about six months...

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Kemppi Evo Miniarc 150

Which is the best make of welder to buy?



04/07/2013 Tutorials

That is a question that I get asked more and more these days and with a market place bursting with makes and models from all over the world it might seem daunting for a beginner to have to choose from..

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Kemppi Fastmig

Choosing A Kemppi Could Save You A Fortune



08/09/2013 Articles

Just by choosing one Kemppi FastMIG 400 welding MIG machine over another make in your workshop could save you Go To The Article

Kemppi Supersnake

The Kemppi SuperSnake



06/09/2013 Articles

The ultimate way to extend the distance between your welding machine and the work piece. Available for fitment on Kemppi FastMIG KMS, FastMIG Pulse and the new FastMIG X series machines.

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Auto Darkening Helmet

How an Auto-Darkening welding helmet works



29/07/2013 Articles

Auto Darkening Helmets are sometimes referred to as Auto Darkening Screens or Auto Darkening Masks.

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Hitachi Grinder

Hitachi G12SS grinder- 115mm 240v



26/07/2010 Articles

I’ve been a professional welder since 1989 and I use the G12SS Hitachi almost daily in my business. Obviously there are loads of grinders out there for sale at vastly different prices so why should you buy one of these?

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Welding Rods

Should we all be using Comet J50N welding rods?



21/07/2013 Articles

I’ve been a professional welder since 1989 and I can honestly say that there isn’t many working days that pass when ...

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Sharpen A Drill Bit

How to sharpen a steel drill bit



21/07/2013 Articles

The upper most edge of the drill in contact with the sharpening wheel should be horizontal!....

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Welding Rods

ELGA Cromarod 312 Dissimilar electrodes



20/07/2013 Development

Dissimilar welding rods are used when you are welding 2 different grades of steel together, especially if one of the steels is a special grade such as an alloy steel or a hi carbon steel...

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Mig Or Stick

MIG welding or Stick welding?



16/07/2013 Tutorials

So you want to try your hand at welding but are unsure which way to go...the 2 types of welding are quite different. An over view of the weld process...........

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Keep Calm

Ask me a question.

05/07/2010 Tutorials

If you are trying to find out some info on a welding subject, please feel free to ask me in my Contact Page. I'll do my best!!..

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Keep Calm

Flap discs can vary in price and quality



04/07/2013 Tutorials

Flap discs are the same shape as a grinding disc but are made up of lots of overlapping layers of a material similar to emery tape...

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Kemppi Evo Miniarc 150

Harris gas cutting and heating gear is best



01/07/2010 Development

25 years in the trade and still using the Harris brand of gas cutting and heating equipment.....

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Kemppi Evo Miniarc 150

What Cordless Tool battery?

01/07/2013 Development

The very latest Li-ion type of cordless batteries will give the best performance. Next in line will be the Ni Met Hydride type and then bringing up the rear are the good old Ni-Cad batteries.

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AutoDarkening Helmet

Which Auto-Darkening welding helmet



01/07/2013 Development

These Auto Darkening Helmets are sometimes referred to as Auto Darkening Screens or Auto Darkening Masks....

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Keep your MIG wire dry



01/07/2013 Development

If you have just got yourself a nice new MIG welder and have got it set up with a new roll of wire and a full bottle of gas. You set off and after some minor adjustments its turning out ok. You are quite pleased with yourself.

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Hitachi Drill

Hitachi DV18DSDL Combo Drill



01/07/2013 Development

Hitachi DV18DSDL Combo Drill with new 4.0Ah Lion Battery FABULOUS! Well, what can I say about this beauty from Hitachi.....

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Generator Welder

Which Generator welders



01/07/2013 Development

Generator welders- which sort to look out for? There are loads of different types of generator welder on the market today. They range from small portable types powered by petrol or diesel right up to great big units that are trailer mounted. .....

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Gas Bottles

Acetylene or Propane gas?



01/07/2013 articles

If you asked me then it would be a "No Brainer". I would choose Propane every time and in this article I will tell you this is why...........

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Inverter Welder

Buy the best inverter welder



01/07/2013 Development

Buy the best inverter welder you can afford! If, like me , you are a professional welder,then you are probably already aware that not all inverters have the same characteristics. In this article I will explain what I mean.

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Define Coded Welding

How Do We Define Coded Welding or Code Welding?



01/07/2013 Development

How Do We Define Coded Welding or Code Welding? Promotional Bundle Offer The term "Coded Welding", ''Code Welding'' or "Welding Codes" means that the person who says he or she is a "coded welder" has taken an exam in a welding process using a certain method.

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Code classification

Classification of Welding Electrodes



01/07/2013 Development

"What do all the numbers refer to that are printed on electrodes?" The Layman might be puzzled by the array of letters and numbers that are printed on the end of welding electrodes. They are there to classify the type of electrode. Most of the welding rods will use the AWS system which stands for "American Welding Society".

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Plasma Cutting Dangers Using A Hand held Machine.



01/07/2013 Development

This article assumes that the user is familiar with how to use a Plasma cutter. The Plasma cutter is without doubt a very useful addition to a welding & fabrication workshop. Various models are available from a small sheet metal version right up to a monster that can handle 25mm thick and more. There are loads of different types of generator welder on the market today. They range from small portable types powered by petrol or diesel right up to great big units that are trailer mounted. .....

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Welding Secrets: Look After Your Health & Safety!



01/07/2013 articles

Have you noticed that us "old welders" all tend to have something wrong with either our knees or our åears? I'm in my 50's now and I wish I had listened to the older generation when I was young and I thought I knew it all. "Don't kneel on that cold floor " they would say. "Where are your safety glasses?" Of course hindsight is a wonderful thing so if there is anybody out there who has the sense to listen to the voice of experience...? Listen! ...........

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Forklift Trucks- Welding Modifications



01/07/2013 Development

I had a request from a visitor to our site asking me write a blog about welding on forklift trucks having been in the business for over 25 years he wanted to know about my experiences. So here goes. The Forklift Truck Reputed to have been invented in 1917 by a transmission manufacturer to handle their product, Clark Materials. Handling had the first forklift as an actual machine for sale in 1918. Although similar is concept to today's fork trucks, the modern day machine is vastly different and uses electronics and "fly by wire"controls to provide precise levels of movement.

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Follow the red tape It's much easier



01/07/2013 Articles

The days of turning up on site as a contractor and de bunking all your gear and getting stuck into a welding job without signing in or obtaining various permits have gone. These days it can take a contractor almost an hour to get all the paperwork in place before they have done a stroke of work. A typical example goes like this:

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Change The Cover Screens In Your Welding Mask



01/07/2013 Articles

Replace the plastic cover screens in your welding mask regularly! You would be amazed how many welding collegues I know that are too tight to change the throw away cover screens on each side of the reactive lens on their welding masks. If you buy them in the multi packs, they don't work out too expensive but they will make a huge difference to how much more you can see and consequently, how much better you can weld.......

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MIG Welder Setup For Beginners (With 8 part Video)



01/07/2013 Articles

This article is designed as written piece associated with my eight part videos section on the same MIG welding subject. It should be treated as a guide only and not as advice. Please ensure that you consult your operators manual for the safety recommendations. MIG welding is so called because it describes a weld process whereby the molten weld pool is protected from the atmosphere whilst it solidifies by a shroud of inert gas. This gas is usually a mixture of CO2 and Argon........

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Use a Meddings drill in your workshop



01/07/2013 Articles

I've been around for a few years now as you can see from the colour of my hair in the videos on this site. I've worked in a few places over the years and used a great many bench and pillar drills, some of which were great and some of which were virtually useless.
I'm refering to the floor mounted or bench mounted types that are usually belt driven and you can alter the speed of the drill by taking off a guard and moving a "V" belt to various positions to create different gear ratios. This was obviously only done with the machine switched off first.........

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Fume extractors when welding should be your best friends!



01/07/2013 Articles

Using a suitable fume extractor for a welding job that you are doing could be more important than you realize.
The old addage that you will hardly ever see an "old welder" need not neccessarily be true today. It all depends on your health and safety standards.

In years gone by, the welders were probably exposed to all kinds of dangerous fumes on a daily basis and as such, they didn't tend to reach an old age. They usually died from either some form of respiriatory disease or a lung cancer long before they reached old age. Of course the weld materials were slightly different years ago but with the advent of all the new super alloys and chromium steels around today, it's probably fair to say that there is more danger now than there was in the early days of welding..........

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Tuffking Boot

Why Tuffking? No More Ugly Work Foot wear!



01/07/2013 Articles

Tuffking Beautifully Designed Strong Secure Comfortable and Fashionable For Men and Women.

All Tuffking footwear is hard wearing, safe and secure.
HGcodedwelding.com now offer ..........

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Work Wear

Work wear need not be dull any more!



01/07/2013 Articles

The new range of heavy duty work wear that HG WORKWEAR offer really does bring the style back to the work place. ..........

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SDS Bit

Article: We explain the different types of SDS Drill Bit designs



01/07/2013 Articles

The SDS model variations are easy to understand and I have explained them below. ..........

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Welding-Interpretation of EN 1090 What is it all about?



01/07/2013 Articles

The EN 1090 standard that is being implemented by July 2014 is a European standard that regulates the fabrication and assembly of Steel and Aluminium structures. It is intended to bring a tighter control of welding practices and proceedures for those companies involved in producing any structural welded products. ..........

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AWD Logo

Why buy a Kemppi welder from HG Coded Welding



01/07/2013 Articles

We have been involved in and around the welding industry for 35 years now so we feel we know what we are talking about when it comes to choosing a reliable good quality welding machine. ..........

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Kemppi Evo Miniarc 150

The Kemppi Evo-Minarc 150 amp inverter welder



21/07/2013 Articles

The all new Kemppi Evo Minarc 150 is the latest incarnation of the Minarc range from the Finnish company.

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What is a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)

This means a written procedure telling the welder/ operator which type of welding rod or MIG wire to use for a certain type of welding joint.

You don't have to spend a fortune on safety boots

We have been selling a huge range of safety footwear in our online shop for about six months.

Which is the best make of welder to buy?

Article about a question that I get asked more and more these days..

Choosing A Kemppi Could Save You A Fortune

Just by choosing one Kemppi FastMIG 400 welding MIG machine over another make in your workshop could save you

The Kemppi SuperSnake

The ultimate way to extend the distance between your welding machine and the work piece.

How an Auto-Darkening welding helmet works

These Auto Darkening Helmets are sometimes referred to as Auto Darkening Screens or Auto Darkening Masks.

Hitachi G12SS grinder- 115mm 240v

These Auto Darkening Helmets are sometimes referred to as Auto Darkening Screens or Auto Darkening Masks.

Should we all be using Comet J50N welding rods?

I’ve been a professional welder since 1989 and I can honestly say that there isn’t many working days that pass when....

How to sharpen a steel drill bit

The upper most edge of the drill in contact with the sharpening wheel should be horizontal!.

ELGA Cromarod 312 Dissimilar electrodes

Dissimilar welding rods are used when you are welding 2 different grades of steel together

MIG welding or Stick welding?

So you want to try your hand at welding but are unsure which way to go...

Ask me a question.

If you are trying to find out some info on a welding subject,..

Flap discs can vary in price and quality

Flap discs are the same shape as a grinding disc but are made up of lots of overlapping layers..

Harris gas cutting and heating gear is best

25 years in the trade and still using the Harris brand of gas cutting and heating equipment....

What Cordless Tool battery?

The very latest Li-ion type of cordless batteries will give the best performance...

Which Auto-Darkening welding helmet

These Auto Darkening Helmets are sometimes referred to as Auto Darkening Screens or Auto Darkening Masks....

Keep your MIG wire dry

If you have just got yourself a nice new MIG welder and have got it set up with a new roll of wire

Hitachi DV18DSDL Combo Drill

Hitachi DV18DSDL Combo Drill with new 4.0Ah Lion Battery FABULOUS!

Which Generator welders

Generator welders- which sort to look out for?

Acetylene or Propane gas?

If you asked me then it would be a "No Brainer".....

Buy the best inverter welder

Buy the best inverter welder you can afford!......

How Do We Define Coded Welding or Code Welding?

The term "Coded Welding", ''Code Welding'' or "Welding Codes" means...

Classification of Welding Electrodes

What do all the numbers refer to that are printed on electrodes?....

Plasma Cutting Dangers Using A Hand held Machine.

This article assumes that the user is familiar with how to use a Plasma cutter....

Welding Secrets: Look After Your Health & Safety!

Have you noticed that us "old welders" all tend to have something wrong with either our knees or our åears?

Forklift Trucks- Welding Modifications

I had a request from a visitor to our site asking me write a blog about welding on forklift trucks....

Follow the red tape It's much easier

The days of turning up on site as a contractor and de bunking all your gear and getting stuck.....

Change The Cover Screens In Your Welding Mask

Replace the plastic cover screens in your welding mask regularly!......

MIG Welder Setup For Beginners (With 8 part Video)

This article is designed as written piece associated with my eight part videos section on the same MIG welding subject....

Use a Meddings drill in your workshop

I've been around for a few years now as you can see from the colour of my hair in the videos on this site.....

Fume Extractors When Welding Should Be Your Best Friends!

Using a suitable fume extractor for a welding job that you are doing could be more important than you realize. ....

Why Tuffking? No More Ugly Work Foot wear!

Tuffking Beautifully Designed Strong Secure Comfortable and Fashionable For Men and Women.

Work wear need not be dull any more!

The new range of heavy duty work wear that HG WORKWEAR....

Article: We explain the different types of SDS Drill Bit designs

The SDS model variations are easy to understand and I have explained them below......

My interpretation of EN 1090. What is it all about?

The EN 1090 standard that is being implemented by July 2014 is a European standard......

Why buy a Kemppi welder from HG Coded Welding

We have been involved in and around the welding industry for 35 years now so we feel we know what....

The Kemppi Evo-Minarc 150 amp inverter welder

The all new Kemppi Evo Minarc 150 is the latest incarnation of the Minarc range from the Finnish company.