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San Rafael Welders

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Weld Pro
from 31 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Sirjit S.
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Welding a car port

Brothers Welding
from 30 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina K.
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Jose is awesome, he arrived on time and gave me a thorough estimate, plus a free repair to our lilting railing before he even got approval to start the work. He followed up by phone and text to confirm estimate and timeline. Highly recommend Brothers Welding!

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Iron Roots
from 24 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Vikkie B.
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Tim (Iron Roots Welding), stayed on schedule, used excellent materials, was very attentive to detail and has great ideas. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Dark Metal Machine Works
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Scott W.
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Quick welding project on my 4X4. Very professional and fair pricing at 60 per hour (1 hour minimum) Great communication and scheduling flexibility. I will use Joe again on other auto restoration projects I have. Scott Wilmot, Orinda CA

from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
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Barry is a great guy and he did an awesome job on the project, welding into place a sculpture that had some loose parts. He took the extra effort to make sure it was exactly how I wanted it. Would call him back again anytime.

Handyman Services
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Allison K.
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I couldn't have asked for a better experience hiring Joel. He did a great job fixing all the welds on a coffee table I bought. He was prompt, professional, and the work was done really well. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for furniture/welding repair.

FMS Metal Works
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marc C.
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Matt at FMS Metal Works did a fine job from the start of the process of contacting me regarding the potential job to providing me with the proper paperwork for a job quote. The end product/project was more than satisfactory. Compared to the other bids I received from Thumbtack app he was very professional in promptly returning email/phone calls about the potential job. There were some welding vendors that did not return my inquiries about the possible project and one that wanted to start the job on the spot that day of the job quote without any type of job contract or he was not gonna do it at all. Be careful about vendors that do not want to provide you with a job estimate that both parties can agree on. Overall experience with FMS metal works was good. Will definitely do business again for future welding projects.

Iron Tree_Metal works
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Susan G.
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James did a weld on our 50’s chrome tube chair. Very clean weld done quickly. Definitely recommend.

Njternes welding
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

I have over 12yrs in welding i can weld anything and have it done the right way you will agree that you made an excellent. Choic choosing to do business. With me I take great pride in my work satisfaction. Is my top priority i am going to get the job done in a timely maner and at an affordable. Price


I do custom fabrication and welding. I do painting and hauling, fence work, cleaning, yard work, pruning, carpentry, and Sheetrock. I do digging and am an all-around house guy. I am a hard worker and one who takes pride in his work.


We are a custom metal fabrication shop. We handle various sizes and types of decorative and structural jobs. Our services include the following: * Welding * Forging * Design * Repairs, etc. Examples of our work are gates, rails, stairs, spiral and curved stairs/rails, bridges, furniture, fire pits, sculpture, brackets, and structural, marine, and miscellaneous stuff. Materials used are steel, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, etc. We are AWS certified and have national awards. We have 30 years of experience. Please check us out on our website or Facebook for more info and to see photos of our work.


All fabrication,repairs, and welding services. AWS certified and metallurgy knowledge. Industrial experience nationwide. Love to see an idea come to life


ATR Welding Services and Solutions is your one-stop, on-site, and in-house welding shop. Our goal is to make sure our customers leave satisfied with a quality product. Our team specializes in custom welding, fabrication, and metal repairs. "We are a company where quality counts." If you dream it, we can build it! From big to small welding needs, give ATR a call. We offer the following welding and cutting processes listed below: * Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), sometimes referred to by its subtypes metal inert gas (MIG) welding or metal active gas (MAG) welding * Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding * Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA or MMAW), flux shielded arc welding or informally as stick welding * Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW or FCA) * Oxyfuel gas cutting * Plasma cutting


My service includes welding repairs, certified welder, structural steel, iron gates, window guards, iron fenced, folding gates, fire escape. I provide free estimate for any big and small jobs mobile service 24 hrs.


I do design, fabrication and welding of various structures and components, arc, mig and tig welding of mild, chromoly, aluminum and stainless.


We specialize in commercial hollow metal door installation and repair, hollow metal door and hardware, exit devices and lock sets. Weld repair is a specialty. We also do handyman, basic plumbing, construction and painting.


I perform welding and custom fabrication for clients using Mig hard wire and Fcaw and Tig welding of mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

  • 14 years in business

Bandy Industries is a family-owned company specializing in diesel/auto repairs, custom fabrications and welding. We have a reputation of doing honest work at honest prices.


I weld or fabricate anything. I specialize in building and designing go karts, mopeds, and exhaust pipes. I roll cages and rot iron gates, both decorative and ornamental.


Our customers are #1. The team at abc welding is professional, courteous, well trained and certified in Ark (stick) unlimited, Tig, Mig (FCAW and GMAW) and Aluminum. We service the Bay Area with our mobile team of welders who strive to meet and/or exceed your expiations. Please give us a call or Email for a free quote Monday thru Saturday. abc welding specializes in the installation and/or repair of security gates, grills, doors, fence hand rails and stairs. The team at abc welding has more than a 100 years of combined experience in the steel fabrication trade. Each welder poses a vast back ground in all phases of construction, from the ground up. But, at the same time we do not loose sight of the needs of the individual consumer. When hiring a welder or any other professional tradesman ask to see their certifications that apply to the job they are doing for you. Never give any contractor full payment before the job is completed. 25% of the total payment of the job to show your commitment and so the contractor is not out the cost materials is average. A professional will get the job done right the first time saving you money, time, and most of all peace of mind. He will walk you through changes you make and the cost involved, help to uncover hidden cost that non-professionals may not be aware of, be honest and up front in the way he bids the job. Time and Materials or just a package bid. At abc welding we will weld whatever you have if it is metal that can be welded from Cast iron, Cast Aluminum and aluminum, stainless and carbon steel. That includes pots/pans, sinks, bikes/motorcycles, tables, transmissions, and engine blocks, Aluminum wheels and much more.


I provide welding arc, stick, MIG and TIG process. I am hard worker and fast learner. I provide system plasma and oxycutter system and all tools needed for welding job.

Q & A

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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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