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Salinas Welders

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  • 15 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jason J.
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Did a great job on the weld, fitted me in that day and was helpful with advice for the future

Fredy Handyman
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
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I highly recommend Fredy for any of your handyman needs. I hired him for a small drywall project but i could see he had many skills so I had him to numerous projects: wood floor sanding and staining, crown moulding and baseboard install, framing, wallpaper, plumbing, welding, tile repair, painting, furniture building, building a fence, and finish carpentry. I am probably missing some things! I worked with numerous other tradesman before I found Fredy on Thumbtack, and I found the quality and reliability of others slipped over time, but not Fredy! He continued to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the numerous projects. He always asks if I'm happy, and replies by saying "I'm not happy if you're not happy!" And I could tell he meant it. I also found his level of ethics to be very high and his pricing very fair. He is an upbeat personality which is also a pleasure to work with. I will continue to use Fredy for all my handyman needs in my home and business.

Arc Fusion Fabrication
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Winfield J.
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Mr. Al Suarez was a delight to speak with, and upon my arrival to his shop, he was immediately ready to start the aluminum welding repair work on my motorcycle frame. For a very reasonable cost, he provided additional welding repair that I asked he add to the original repair project. I was really impressed with the quality of his work which was nothing short of SUPERB. I will be seeking his service again soon. I have also referred his name to friends who likely will be needing his service in the future.

Jade Welding
5.0
from 1 review
    Robert P.
    Verified review

    I needed some gate and railings fixed. Got a great quote and a fast service response time. Customer service was very professional and I was pleased with the work. Would strongly recommend them.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    excellent, our customer service is something we pride ourselves on. we are here to help you.

    About

    I do small fabrication of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. I also do repair and straightening of broken equipment and machinery. I don't have a large shop. I have less overhead and lower prices for you!

    About

    I am a fabricator/welder (stainless, aluminum, and steel). I have many years of experience in the welding industry and in agriculture. I am a very good welder, and I can fix conveyors. Building maintenance is a second nature to me!

    About

    I was born right here in King City and grew up out in Pine Canyon. I learned my mechanical, welding and fabrication skills for 4 years as a mechanic at BASIC, so I have a wide range of experience. I began handyman service in LA. I did a variety of jobs for clients of a Beverly Hills antique dealer. I did everything from cleaning and organizing of garages to fabricating of outdoor light sconces for Malibu Beach houses.

    About

    We can do ornamental iron, structural steel, spiral stairs, balcony railings, custom fabrication and complete designing to finish. We can also do table frames, ceiling lights, truck racks, interior winders, automatic gate systems, gates, etc. We have 20 years of experience.

    About

    I'm a mobile welder, doing Tig, Mig and Arc welding. Aluminum, stainless, mild steel. I fix large machinery weld railings and repair gates. I can help you with anything you need welded. Thanks

    About

    I am a heavy-duty diesel mechanic who does MIG and arc welding as well as fabrication. I service household PVC sewer lines as well as do electrical work. I provide handyman services.

    About

    I do all aspects of carpentry, framing, drywall, taping/texturing and finish work. I have experience in plumbing, electrical, painting and tile work. I am a certified welder. I have been in the construction field for 22 years and performing building maintenance for the last 15 years.

    About

    We cover stainless steel, glass, aluminum, cable, steel railings, and canopies, as well as all other custom fabrications. We offer structural steel-certified welding, too!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    Need a Metalworker for Fenders on Japanese Cars

    San Jose, CA

    • Project type
      Welding, Fabrication, Other (fender flares on automobile)
    • Project location
      Indoor
    • Metal type
      Galvanized steel, Not sure
    • Details
      metal fabs for fenders on japanese cars
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