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Mike Bell's Welding
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Robert K.
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Very good work. Mike is a very nice person to work with. I will call on him to do all / any welding jobs from here on.

JB Welding
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I hired JB Welding to build a custom metal liquor cabinet which was designed on site based on my current needs. I didn't need the cabinet quickly so my timeframe worked out well with Jim since he works out of a garage with limited space. I am very happy with the end product even though it came in more expensive than originally quoted. My only advice would be that if any changes are made during the build process,

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Robert G.
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Excellent job with welding repair of stainless steel clothes dryer drum.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
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Rick went above and beyond with my welding project. I️ recommend using him for any project you need help with. I️ will be telling my friends, family and coworkers about his services. Thanks again Rick!!

Mark K.
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Mr. Kartchner has done a couple of jobs for me and his welding skills are top notch. You will be impressed with his price and service. I will use him again

Berkley Welding Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Peter D.
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Bill is one of the best welder I know, He always has a great attitude and gets the job done ahead of schedule and does a bang up job...

J & C Mobile Welding
4.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are the lowest priced welders in San Diego with Top Quality work! Welding is an art and together we have over 30 yrs experience, we enjoy helping and meeting new customers and traveling.

  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are a high-end fabrication and welding facility. We specialize in design and prototyping. We have a full machine shop and specialize in TIG welding aluminum, stainless, magnesium, chrome, moly, steel and cast iron.

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We are a metal fabrication company based in southern Orange County. We specialize in gate, fence, handrail and other custom metal fabrication

  • 3 years in business
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I'm highly motivated individual to meet my costumer needs . I take pride in every job I do big or small .

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I am SMAW, FCAW and GTAW certified, with 5 years of service welding aboard navy destroyers and dry ammunition cargo ships for both repair and new construction. I have training provided by the The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers.

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I have a lot of experience in welding and fabricating, but am a great mechanic and handyman. I can help with small to big projects.

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I'm a highly motivated and professional welder with exceptional interpersonal skills such as discipline, punctuality, reliability and attention to details. I'm a quick learner with excellent planning, execution and project managing skills. My welding skills highlight the following: * Welding steel parts with MAG process * Welding steel structure with SMAW process * Welding tanks with SMAW process * Argon shielding gas welding * Metal doors and windows welding

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DV Welding has more than a decade of experience, and we can serve your residential or commercial needs. We take great pride in attention to detail. With more than 10 years in the business, you can count on us to get the job done right!

  • 4 years in business
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I am currently welding security-screen doors, and I assure quality work for a great price. I'll also weld mufflers and/or anything brought to me that I can work with.

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Evan's mobile welding The welding service that comes too you *onsight welding *Repairs *fabrication *Emergency road side service Welding and fabrication is my passion. Im lucky too call it my job.

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I am a creative artist that works primarily with metal. I have 5 years of welding and fabrication experience. I have worked around cars most of my life and have a passion for anything custom or one off. I love building things. Making an idea into reality.

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If you ever wanted to learn how to weld, we teach welding, MIG and TIG as well as basic fabrication. We also do small jobs.

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Joor's welding and metal service provides quality services that vary widely and are customizable Being able to provide what the customers and businesses need

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Our services include the following: - laser cutting - tube and plate bending - machining - CAD design - welding

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I provide a mobile welding service that caters to all customers: homeowners, industrial and commercial businesses, construction, as well as ground-up custom fabrication.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How long is welding training?

Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

How much is welding training?

The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.

How many types of welding are there?

Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

  • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
  • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
  • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

Where can I take welding classes?

Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

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