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  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan R.
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This is the second time Frank has done metal work for my plow and I continue to be happy with the results. I needed a new plow blade as my old one was getting quite worn. After receiving crudely drawn specs in a picture message, Frank made some great sizing suggestions for the width and thickness of the blade, executed the precise bolt alignment and spacing perfectly, and met me at work to deliver the final product to ensure my plow was working properly as soon as possible. I mounted it today and it looks great, can't wait to get a full plow with my new blade. The first project was also for my plow. After last year's heavy snow, the original plow mount buckled under the weight. Frank met me at my house in the mountains, pretty off the beaten path, on time and with short notice. He had the perfect materials and equipment to mount the strong steel risers I needed to keep the hydrolic system braced and to lift the plow itself. Frank completed the work quickly while ensuring great quality. The plow has performed brilliantly under 10" of champaigne snow! I would definitely ask Frank to perform any more steel work and recommend him as well. As with all things, be sure to give good details and clearly communicate expectations.

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Jesse J.
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I am very happy with the work he did. I had two metal fences that needed new latches welded on. He showed up on time with the parts and even painted it the right color. Those little details matter. The bill was just as quoted and the transaction super easy. Thanks again for a job well done!

Aaron Stanley
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua K.
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I have used Mr. Stanley for many of our projects. He is very professional and on time! A true craftsman and artist! His welding and finish work is flawless, with attention to detail in every aspect of his custom fabricated creations! I wouldn't use anyone Else! Joshua Kiser President-Kiser Construction LLC

RDG Welding and Fabrication
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Krystal A.
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Rodger created a branding iron for my wedding. The finished project looked exactly like the picture we sent him. He was fast and did amazing work. I would definitely recomend him for any metal work you would need.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer E.
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Our highly valued client needed to get a repair done on a front gate and she had trouble getting other fabricators to do the repair in a timely manner. MLS Industries responded quickly, professionally and the work was excellent! Would definitely refer them again in the future.

3Sixteen Metal Fabrication
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Abby R.
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Railing for dining area in an open, loft-style home. Mike did an awesome job. Excellent craftsmanship and beautiful design. He paid attention to all of my detail, which was quite a lot, since I am an artist and very particular. I wanted a minimal look and he delivered. He is reliable, honest, and aims to please. His communication was impeccable...never did he disappoint with regard to appointments, always responding to texts or calls. And such a nice person to deal with! I highly recommend 3Sixteen Fabrication. They are very reasonably priced for such custom work.

Reyes Welding and Handyman
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Terri A.
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I hired Rigoberto to paint a deck for us. He and his son responded promptly and did a very nice job. He gave us the option of obtaining a bid from him or paying him by the amount of time it took. We took the bid price and the job was done well for the price quoted. We then called Rigoberto a few more times to help with other projects at the same property, such as painting touchup, yard cleanup, general cleanup and hauling. He helped us on short notice, which was greatly appreciated. He was very conscientious and always asked if we thought the job was done to our satisfaction. I will definitely call Rigoberto again for help with similar projects.

Zippon Fabrication
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart C.
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Ken did a great job customizing a couple of large steel plates for me with handles. They'll be used for hydraulic floor jacks on a textured floor. I didn't bring any handles, and so Ken did a nice job fabricating them out of bar stock. He's patient, doesn't rush, and shows attention to detail. I won't hesitate to go to Zippon for my next welding job.

Twin Peaks Welding
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pete W.
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Custom metal frames per drawings supplied to Twin Peaks. Fast, correct and delivered. ill use again

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marcela O.
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Luis is one of the most skilled/creative painters and metal workers I have known. He has done several jobs for my family (both painting and metal work) and we have always been very happy with the work he has done. He is also very dependable and wonderful to work with.

Eric
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ed W.
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Eric repaired the metal equipment that had broken with not only high quality welding but he modified the structural design making the equipment much stronger, and unlikely to break in the future

Dave's Custom Metals
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bradley M.
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Did an excellent job on the welds. welded 4 sensor bungs and a blow off valve flange onto aluminum intercooler pipe. took the time to understand the needs of the job. didn't jump to conclusions on any the welds until he saw what needed to be done. lets customer inspect the work before the parts leave the workshop. will fix anything of the welds on the spot if the customer is not satisfied with the welds. fairly priced and excellent quality in work. would highly recommend Dave to anyone for their welding needs.

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We are located in the Denver metro area, and we do custom metal fabrication. We make business signs, steel portraits, metal art, or functional pieces. We offer the following: * CNC plasma cutting * Welding * Sandblasting * Painting and finishing * CAD design

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We dedicated craftsmen that provide architectural metalwork for residential and commercial clients. We offer design, fabrication and installation services.

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We provide custom welding and metal fabrication services. We do stainless steel, handrails, stairs, structural steel, and gates. We provide commercial and residential services.

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Services offered: - Custom fabrication - Ornamental iron - Structural steel - Stair replacement - Mobile welding - Handrails - Fences - Walkway replacement We are a property manager's best friend!

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we provide the greatest range of residential industrial and commercial metal products. our devotion to high quality metalwork is the culmination of over 30 years experience. We are certified and insured and bring a unique touch to everything we do.

Q & A

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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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