In our daily dealings with enthusiasts who have small workshops we often hear of people who have bought, or would like to buy, some welding equipment to help them with their various projects.

Many have discovered that having the equipment is only a small part of the equation for successful welding – knowledge and skills are also required.

Rob has found in his forty plus years in the trade that a little training in certain key areas and some practice/patience can enable almost anyone to successfully weld various non-critical assemblies themselves. This can save time and money and adds tremendous satisfaction to the project.


With the above principles in mind, we have developed an entry-level series of welding classes, intended to show the student the critical things they need to know in order to weld safely and with acceptable results.

Small classes ensure all students get full benefit of our knowledge and real-world experience. Each module covers the relevant aspects of:
1) Safety
2) Equipment
3) Theory and applications
4) Hands-on practical practice


Module 1: Electric Arc Welding

A versatile and cheap process.
Typically used for building gates, workbenches, shelving etc. Can also be useful for heavier brackets etc. on cars and bikes.

Module 2: TIG Welding

A refinement of arc welding, suited to precision welds in mainly thinner materials.
Can be used on stainless steel as well as carbon steels. Great for exhausts, bodywork, tanks, lighter brackets. More expensive than arc welding, but the TIG machines can be used for both processes.

Module 3: Gas Welding and Brazing

An old school process, but still very useful.
Can be used to weld, silver-solder and braze steel, or also for cutting steel. Good for hose fittings, exhausts, linkages and bodywork. Not for use on stainless steel, but aluminium can be brazed and welded if you are prepared to put in many hours of practice. Quite an expensive process to set-up, but very handy if you consider that this equipment is also ideal for heating applications e.g. bending heavy sections.

Module 4: TIG Welding Aluminium

A further refinement of the arc welding process which allows welding of aluminium quickly and with good quality.
Ideal for the more ambitious enthusiast who wishes to repair aluminium castings or perhaps even build that ally body for his hotrod or bike project! Again, quite expensive but the ultimate welding set-up for any workshop allowing the full range of arc and TIG welding applications.

The above four modules as one course are intended to give a good broad introduction to the processes that will cover most applications. Some welding jobs could be done with a choice of two or even three of the above processes – the theoretical knowledge gained from these modules will allow the best choice to be made under your circumstances.


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