Best Additions to Your Home Welding Shop(Last Updated On: August 4, 2018 )
Welding at home is not a hobby to be entered into lightly. In order to do it and to do it well, you’re going to need some of the best tools on the market at hand. For your home welding projects to be the best that they can be, you should add these to your shop today.
Air Powered Hydraulic Lift Tables
These lift tables let you put your work on whatever level you want. They make for a great addition to a bench to make sure that your shop never gets too cluttered in one particular area.
Welding Framing Jig
If you plan on working with a lot of metals that need to be manipulated into corners, then the welding framing jig is the tool for you. It works more quickly than welding magnets with different pieces of metal.
Metal brakes also help to bend sheet metal if you are planning on welding more creative projects or if you plan on working often with sheet metal.
Torpedo Mag Level
This is a tool that uses magnets to level your sheet metal. It’s a must-have if you really want to ensure that your projects are welded together with precision in mind.
Cordless Impact Wrench
If all else fails, you can always attach your metals or attach other materials to your project with a high-quality cordless impact wrench. This is an especially helpful tool if you plan on welding for automotive purposes since these help with automotive repairs as well.
Nothing is more aggravating than starting a project and then realizing that you don’t have the right clamps or that your clamps are worn out. Replace them often and invest in different types to make sure that can always work on whatever you want to work on, whenever you want to work on it.
Better Safety Equipment
You can never, ever be safe enough when welding at home. The second that your welding gloves start to get a little wear, replace them so that you don’t burn yourself. Your welders’ mask should be specifically designed for welding so that it has the correct tint on it. And when working with such hot metals, we cannot stress proper ventilation enough.
Whenever you feel like you just need more hands, you can put the piece of metal you’re working on onto your workbench using the bench vice. The bench vice is almost like a shop assistant that you only have to pay once!
Invest in a plasma cutter. Although you should always start with an oxy fuel setup, a plasma cutter will allow you to get cleaner cuts. Not only that, but a plasma cutter can cut through things that the oxy fuel setup just can’t. It’s a great tool to have especially if you plan on heavily working with sheet metal.
If you don’t want to invest in a metal framing jig, then invest in welding magnets. Welding magnets allow you to manipulate metal to ninety degrees quickly, but if you plan on taking on more creative projects, then welding magnets can allow you to manipulate metal into other shapes as well.