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Kankakee Welders

Browse these welders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kankakee.

  • 7 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Laura J.
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Spoke with Rob. He happened to have time that day to get the job done. He removed rusted parts of our wrought iron pillars on our porch and not only welded new on, but bolted to the concrete for security. He was out in the cold for 3 hours and did a fantastic job. Highly recommend Black Lion Welding. Won't be disappointed.

Wrougth Iron Repairs
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 55 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

Mack's Welding and Services
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
JOHN B.
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Needed a small job to get done, Mack's Mig service called,came and conquered the job. outstanding work, professionaland well mannered. I will call him again for any welding needs

M M & Son's Welders
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Steve E.
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Very easy to work with. Does the job the right way and quickly. Helped adjust me gate to be level instead of just reinstalling the previous way which would have caused the same issues (his recommendation). Will use again for any welding needs

S&M repairs and maintenance
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Linda H.
Verified review

Excellent service he came out cut the old rotted steel off went and got the new steel cut it to size and welded it on and painted very good job and is a 24hr service

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We have the best name in quality. We have the best name in iron and metal. We offer steel repairs, custom fabrication, and installations. We do decorative wrought iron fencing, balconies, stairs and railings.

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Do you need a small welding job around your home or place of business? Contact John at WeldingOnTheGO. We operate in a safe and very efficient manner. No job's oto small!

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I do all welding stick except overhead. I worked at Arcelor Mittal for 45 years. I am looking for a part-time job. I will take a welding test if necessary.

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My services include MIG welding, a little TIG welding, some stick welding, blueprint reading, layout, and tacking parts together from start to finish. I also can do all final welds to plug welding and spot welding repair.

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I have no business. I am a good handyman and know some about electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, concrete, steel fabrication, welding and small engine repairs.

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I'm a certified combination welder. I can weld in any position, and I can weld pipes. I own an AC and DC SMAW welder, and welding is my passion. If you call, I will be there to weld whatever it is that you need. I'm a clean-cut, well-spoken individual, and I would like to prove my skills. Thank you.

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I specialize in custom welding and fabricating on the job or can get the measurements and have it preassembled for. I do A.C cages, window bars, rail repair, etc.

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I do all types of welding with 20 years of experience. I am very good at what I do and love to weld and make client happy.

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I am certified in stick, MIG, aluminum, steel and flux cores. I can use all construction tools such as torches and power tools and work on layouts, fabrication, etc.

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I love welding

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I provide MIG and TIG welding and mechanic services. I have over 25 years of experience. I am available 340 days a year.

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Providing mobile welding services, on-site fabrication and repairs. Structural steel, trailer repairs, porch repair and or replace.

  • 24 years in business
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Always best welder on site.

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I repair and assemble all welding jobs such as mig tig, and smaw procedures. I am customer service oriented and will get the job done.

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We make an excellent job for customers; that way, they are happy with us doing welding, carpentry and masonry.

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We are a company for all of your small repairs and welding needs. We clean and tune up furnaces. If you need an iron fence installed or repaired, we are the guys you need.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.

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