If you’re working on a metal project that requires welding and thinking of doing the job yourself, think again. It’s a lot more involved than you think. Welding should be left to certified welders who have experience in the industry.
1st reason. Welding equipment is expensive
If you haven’t been welding for 5+ years or more, you probably don’t have a welding machine lying around waiting for you to use it. In that case you will need to purchase or rent a welding machine with can be very expensive and waste of time if you don’t have the necessary welding skills. Also, if you plan on renting a welding machine, the deposits you will have to pay can be ridiculous. Furthermore, paying those costs really doesn’t help you save money and the quality of work won’t be near as good as a professionals. Also, the weld you create won’t be as strong and defeats the whole purpose of welding in the first place.
2nd reason. You Risk Injuring Yourself or Going Blind
Welding is a dangerous job for many reasons. You could potentially burn yourself badly if your aren’t wearing the right protective equipment or being careful. Also, the light that is emitted from the welding process can potentially make you lose sight. A professional welder has tons of safety and technique training they have to undergo before becoming certified and know how to keep themselves and those around them safe. If you haven’t had this training, you are putting you, your family members and location your choose to weld at risk.
3rd reason. It’s Tougher Than You Probably Think
Welding looks easy on TV right? Why can’t I just do it myself? Yeah, welders that have 20 years of experience do make welding look easy. Although, it might not be as easy as you think. There’s a reason why there are schools for welding, it’s not something you can just pickup with a weekend at your buddies house who used to weld back in the day. It take years of experience and practice to be able to weld well and the chances of your project coming out nice without any experience is not likely.
As you can already tell, welding isn’t something that should be taken lightly even on the smallest of projects. Luckily there are many welding professionals in your area that will provide you with professional services to make sure your project gets completed properly and safely.