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Chicopee Welders

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  • 8 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Luis C.
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Welding a mazda rx7 racing beat intake. Good job Bob's Restoration and Repair Service

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Periera landscaping
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Still in progress. I called him to do a welding job for my restaurant. He picked the piece up the same day and turn around time in 2 days!

ShineZall, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mike G.
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Very easy to work with. Came over on short notice, arrived when promised, and performed quality TIG welding for a fair and reasonable price. Highly recommended

Ash and Iron
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marianne P.
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Very professional fast honest response.

Capital Welding Company
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tim D.
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Capitol welding has done many welding jobs for our business. The work is always done correctly and in a timely fashion. Capitol welding always exceeds our expectations and has geat prices and great customer service.

Weekend Welder
5.0
from 1 review
    Sharon H.
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    John is very good welder, brought my backhoe bucket to him and he welded it better brand new, stronger than it was made. AWESOME!!!!!!

    Retrofit
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Chris P.
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    I believe he did a good job but he welded a plow frame on truck and we will not be able to tell if weld will hold until we use plow in a snow storm!!

    About

    We offer general welding, TIG (aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, and Hastelloy alloy) MIG, and stick. We do aerospace and railings.

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    I am a Massachusetts license pipefitter. I do boiler installation and general property maintenance. I also do welding and fabrication, from heavy fabrication to unique ornamental design.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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    I do all areas of welding/metal fabrication. I offer mobile and in-shop services. I can do artistic/ornamental blacksmithing.

    • 7 years in business
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    We provide welding services for commercial, industrial, or private sector. We also custom metal fabricating per request. From hand rails to complex fabrications, and machine repair, we do it all.

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    LLW stands out in the welding field by being one of the very few fully mobile aluminum Tig capable outfits in the area. Furthermore we specialize in cast aluminum repair, and all matters of highly sensitive spec parts. We've worked on everything from boats, to excavator buckets, to repairing an ornate brass lamp antique. No job is too big, or too small.

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    I weld black pipe from steam, gas line Premier pipe, and shut down boiler room repair. I also do structural welding from bridge iron to making a simple frame.

    • 1 year in business
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    I do welding and fabrication services. I provide quality workmanship to my customers. I take pride in my work and get work done efficiently.

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    We do repair welding on metal and also light fabrication on ornamental steel. Our business is tailored to the private sector.

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    I am a full service welder. I work on stainless, carbon, alum, fabrication of stairs, rails, custom fences, gates, structural steel and miscellaneous metals.

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    I am a welder. I do MIG, TIG, arc, aluminum, and cast iron. I have 25 years of experience. I am looking for full-time job with benefits and insurance.

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    Kilborns Welding is owner -owned and operated. We do residential and commercial and all types of welding. We give free estimates, so call Kilborns Welding today. We've been serving Massachusetts since 2005. We're fully insured, professional, and affordable.

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    We are a company that does everything from welding, painting, fabricating, to installing heavy machinery. We are very efficient and perform quality work at reasonable rates.

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    Established in 1978, A-Z Welding is the place for professional weld repairs. I do repair welding on construction equipment such as worn-out buckets, new cutting edges, teeth, shanks, wear edges, etc. I also gouge and weld breaks.

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    All Metalwork, Structural & Generals Repairs I put a lot care and passion into my work. I always put the customer first

    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 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.

    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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