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Santa Barbara Welders

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  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce M.
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Skilled work on a job that required accurate placement of bolt holes at a considerable distance from the welded joints. Took plenty of measurements and produced a perfect match.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jose P.
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Levi was able to modify my steel bumper to accommodate the installation of my new hitch mounted tire carrier by relocating the recovery points on the bumper further apart from each other. This allowed me to install the tire carrier without having to use a hitch extension. His work was excellent and the price was very reasonable. I would definitely contact him again for any further welding needs.

Clayton's Welding Service
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  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

I'm clean and honest. No drugs, no piercings, no tattoos.


I provide welding services for gates, handrails, fences, ornamental iron repairs, aluminum, and stainless steel. I offer free estimates. I'm bilingual. I have great customer service.


my Service it's very profesional , where the satisfacción of the Customer is our prioryti


I am a certified AWS and have CWI license. I am a certified welder in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and processes. I have extensive knowledge in welding codes and procedures. I provide quality assurance.

  • 18 years in business

The company offers full-service machining and fabrication. Having over 40 years of experience, we value our customer's professional welding services in the area of Ventura, CA. Our services include: * Sheet Metal Work * Welding Fabrication * Oil Field Machining * Water Jet Cutting * Machine Shop

  • 19 years in business

I offer construction, welding and handyman abilities for all your home and business needs. I can do remodels, fencing, welding repairs, painting - you name it, I can do it! I have a truthful and great attitude. I offer reasonable rates!


Mobile welding service, or offsite fabrication with delivery for all welding projects, structural or pipe, of any alloy.


I am able to fix any project you may need. I can also create any project you may want (you may need to supply materials).

  • 16 years in business

I believe my work stands out from others is that I not only get the job done but also go to a great extent as to custom make & create my projects. To me it is not only about fabrication but also the detail in the work I am providing.


I am a mobile Rig welder with over 20 years experience - I am licensed/bonded/insured


We provide fabrication, welding, and powder coating. With everything else, these trades come into play. Whether it is for an artistic eye or the need to make it last a very long time, we do it all, and to get a job done right, we offer a lifetime craftsmanship on our welding.

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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 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.

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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