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Deans Welding
from 10 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ed B.
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Dean is an excellent craftsman. Prompt, courteous, explained what he was going to do, performed the task on time and we highly recommend him for any of your metal work needs. In addition to all that, he is very reasonable in price. Ed and Catherine, Dunedin

NSJ Fence & Welding
from 5 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Erik J.
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Ruben is top notch. I had a ton of questions and concerns during my project. He answered everything and gave me piece of mind. I had ~200 liner feet of vinyl fence installed. The project took about three days with a bit of a rain delay mixed in. Despite the delay, Ruben personally came to the house late in the evening to finish the gate install and make sure that I was absolutely satisfied with the finished install. I could not have asked for a better customer service experience. Plus, the estimate was very reasonable. I had 5 other quotes, and NSJ was the most competitive and came with the best reviews. I would 100% recommend Ruben and his team, and will undoubtedly hire NSJ again if I decide to fence in the back property line. Thanks Ruben!

Metal Creations Of Sarasota
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marianne T.
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MCOS was excellent to deal with. They were able to come on site within 1 week of making contact with us. Once on-site, they were able to quickly assess the job and get the work done. We are very happy with the quality of workmanship and plan to use them again.

Edmunds Metal Works
from 1 review
    Bill B.
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    Paradise Powder Coating is an easy company to work with, good turn around time, and a good product. I have found very few other companies that advertise the ability to do this kind of work and none that have been able to provide me with any samples. The ability to print photos in powder coat resins makes a lasting image on a durable absolute necessity in my field of interpretive exhibit design, both interior and exterior.

    Dan Farmer Welding
    from 1 review
    • 28 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Merrill C.
    Verified review

    He did a great job welding my broken metal patio chair and I will definitely return!

    • 3 years in business


    We are metal forgers, iron ship builders and boilermakers. We can fit it, tack it and weld it. We are certified in stick arc welding and flux core arc welding in regular steel. If it's metal, we can fix it, no doubt. We give 30-day guarantee.


    There is no job too big or too small when it comes to making our customers happy with custom metal and welding work. We work with a variety of materials and can see your project through from conception to completion. Ask us for references, pictures, or a custom quote!


    We offer aerospace, defense and hard-to-find metals. We are a multi-metal distributor with added value services, such as CTL, shearing, plate sawing, inspection services, heat treatment, and all types of nondestructive testing. We have warehouse space for contract stocking programs and vendor-managed inventory programs.


    We are a metal fabrication shop specializing in custom and unique designs. Whether it's a large or a small job, we can design projects for you or use your existing drawings to create high-quality fabricated work.


    I provide lathe, mill, press, and welding machine for low and reasonable cost machining. I have more than 40 years of experience. Need a machinist for a unique part, repair or project? Metal Ace can come to the rescue! Are you a hobbyist, car/motorcycle restorer, engineer, inventor or a small business that needs a special part or emergency part made? I can help! I have the ability in my shop to manufacture single or multiple parts. Some of my services include: - Cutting or broaching keyways - Thread repair - Remove broken bolts - Threading - Make bushings, shafts, pulleys - Bearing fits - Boring - Welding (mig–steel & stainless) - Parts to your specifications Email me with any questions or a quote for your job. I can pickup and deliver!

    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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