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Elgin Aluminum Tig Welders

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Wrougth Iron Repairs
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
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I contacted Thumbtack to hire a mobile welder. I chose Curtis because he had a mobile, on-site welding unit. I have a custom riding mower/snowblower with a custom cab which needed custom welding to make the cab enclosure stationary. He arrived promptly, assessed the welding job and determined he could provide the welding service the same day. Once he completed the on-site welding service I reviewed his work and determined that his quality of service was much more than I had expected. If you are looking for an excellent mobile welding servivce, for a great price, I'm recommending you employ the services of this welding company. Thank you for a job well done. William

Alcala Group LLC
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Sam Y.
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They do really nice work and did a great job refinishing our iron fence.

Mack's Mig and Services
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Ross C.
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I originally contacted Marlon to weld some C gussets on my Jeep Wrangler. After talking to my boss, we also decided to have him come out and weld some tables together for a large furnace we just got. His prices were good and honestly a lot cheaper than some quotes I got for the Jeep. He came out and was nice enough to do the gussets outside in December since we didn't have room to pull it inside. Good quality welds and a very nice guy. Will use again when needed. A++ I also asked him about the negative review I saw and he was glad I brought it up. Basically the customer didn't take his advice for the need of additional supports on very thin metal for it's application.

M M & Son's Welders
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Brent S.
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Mr. Mobley was very easy to work with. This was a simple welding project. He was able to assess the issue and begin work immediately. We were very pleased with his work and have already planned additional work with him.

AF Welding, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
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Welding to repair metal bar stool. Work was done well, on time, and as promised.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Larry H.
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Jacob replaced a spindle on my trailer axle. He saved me time and money from purchasing a new axle by removing the old spindle and welding in a new spindle. Way to go Jacob! Great welding job.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica F.
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I needed a mobile welder and I needed one quickly. He was readily available, got the job done quickly and well, very accommodating and excellent communication!

Joshua's Welding
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kirsten C.
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Joshua replied promptly and professionally to my request for a welder. He did an outstanding job fixing my patio table, and completed the job in one day. He was polite and punctual, and he left no detail unattended. I'd recommend him without hesitation.

Name This Design
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis P.
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David did some tig welding for an aluminum boat trailer i built. He came to my residence and picked up the work and delivered it two days later as agreed. The welds are holding strong!

Roy's Welding

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    My work stands because I take pride in my welding and want it to stand up to anything that is thrown at it.

    Jon the welder

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    • 7 years in business
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    When seeing a customer happy with the service and product

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    I have a passion for what I do that shows in my workmanship.

    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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