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Santa Cruz 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.

B'swelding
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 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.

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czuba steel works
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer Z.
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We had the unfortunate event of having our building metal doors crowbared and needed a fix ASAP. Mike reached out to us via Thumbtack with 30mins, had practical and clear ideas of how to fix and improve the doors, and was able to schedule us within a reasonable timeline. His work was very professional and polished and didn't look like a hack (we had someone else come out before Mike and welded so poorly, we had to stop him mid-work and send him home). He did exactly what was proposed and better. Absolute pleasure to work with. If anything comes up again with the gates or any metal related work, we'll be sure to contact Czuba Steel Works again.

Marcos P.
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My name is Marcos Pareas and I am the owner of a large Bar and Restaurant in Tomales, Marin County, CA on picturesque HWY 1, in Tomales Bay. The bar uses stools exclusively for customer sitting. A number of them broke and my local welding service man will fix them but the welding will hold only 3 to 6 months. Harris fron H. Skillie Mobile Welding Service came in as a customer. I noticed that he did welding a pointed to him that I had a number of stools broken. He gave me a very reasonable bit and I gave him the job to weld them. It has been over a year and they are all holding. I was very satisfied with job done and Harris's work ethic. He will be my welder for all the needs of the William Tell Restaurant and Bar. Marcos

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.

    Creative Welding
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Chris T.
    Verified review

    Eugene was extremely accommodating and the turn around time was much quicker than expected. The work itself was very well executed and I highly recommend Creating Welding.

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    I work with people in their needs and instruct them, give them suggestions and help them find their match (type of metal and what will suit the decorum).

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    I do welding, steel and weld repair on iron gates and fences, ornamental and structural steel. I also do structural steel and welding inspections.

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    I offer professional certified welding services. I have over 20 years of experience in welding and knowledge and experience in all aspects of welding. I am a certified welder working on the following: - MIG, TIG, and arc welding; stainless steel, aluminum and steel - Design and fabrication I give free estimates. I have hourly rates and affordable prices.

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    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

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    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.

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    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!

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    Nunez Precision Welding, Inc. has been offering the most reliable and high-quality manual welding and manufacturing services in the Bay area (Milpitas, CA).

    • 9 years in business
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    excellent, our customer service is something we pride ourselves on. we are here to help you.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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

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    I am working as a welder, but I have time to do some welding jobs. It could be repairing some equipment, fabricating metal frames and ornamental iron, or prototype welding by the processes of arc, MIG or TIG.

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    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.

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    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.

    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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