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  • 25 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ernest R.
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Winston disassembled my Datsun 240Z for a very reasonable price. In this industry, you get what you pay for. Not in this case. I got more than I paid for. Winston did his homework and was knowledgeable on problems one encounters when working on these vehicles. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who seeks automotive services at a fair, reasonable price. D

Ben Metzler Welding
5.0
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Garrett D.
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I had Ben weld metal table legs for me. It was a difficult job but Ben was extremely professional and did an excellent job. Highly recommended to anyone looking for custom welding work. Thank you, Ben!

All Welds and Fabrication
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I fabricate and weld any type of metal, including all alloys. I can also hard face any steel or alloy material, i.e. lawnmower blades, leading edges of snowplows, and buckets for backhoes, to extend service life. I have certifications for all weld processes, including MIG, TIG, stick, pulse, spray, orbital, soldering, brazing (including medical gas brazing). My specialties are pipe, tube, and artistic fabrication and welding per client specs. I have the ability (and prefer) to read and fabricate from blueprints or sketches for the proposed project. I also provide layout and sketching/mechanical drawing for a project. My goal is 100% customer satisfaction. I achieve this goal by providing a high-quality product with an emphasis on safety, business ethics, customer service and satisfaction, and attention to detail. Customers appreciate the fact that I always strive to exceed expectations and do it right the first time. I also devote all of my attention to the task at hand and consistently meet timeline requirements set by the customer. I weld any metal the way you want it and when you need it.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eric W.
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We were extremely pleased with the product and service from Twisted Concepts. We needed an exterior railing installed to meet Norristown code requirements and Twisted Concepts was extremely accommodating. They got the railings built and installed quickly and on time, Joe (I believe that was his name) even added some very nice embellishments. Our railings now make our neighbors' railings look like chumps. I would not hesitate to call Twisted Concepts for any future projects.

  • 24 years in business
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Our experts take pride in every project to the customers' satisfaction.

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With expertise across many industries, applications, and materials, the Richard L. Sensenig, Co. is pleased to offer full custom metal fabrication services. We serve customers in the construction, wastewater, agricultural, food services, environmental, and material handling sectors, as well as many others. The extensive list of materials with which we work includes carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, iron, lead, light metals, copper, and architectural metals. Our fabrication equipment and PLASMA TABLE are capable of producing metal parts up to 1 1/4" thick, suitable for diverse applications. Our craftsmen are experienced in multiple processes that include bending, sawing, stitching, welding, and cutting metal that is customized to meet our customer's needs. Our custom metal fabrication services do not stop once your parts are fabricated. We also handle the assembly, painting, structural steel erection, installation, and much more The quality of work has allowed great relationships.

  • 2 years in business
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We are a local business that offers custom metal fabrication, welding and repair for residential and commercial purposes. Everything from home artisan decor to automotive welding to structural fabrication.

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I haul away any metal for free. I will demo out any metal free of charge. I also provide an affordable clean-out service, either the whole house or just an attic or basement or garage. I remove swimming pools, oil tanks, furnaces, air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, radiators, any and all metal. My labor is free to remove the metal. My payment is the metal.

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I do services and installations of heating and central air conditioning. I work on heat pump, gas, oil, and electrical services. I also provide a 24-hour emergency service.

  • 6 years in business
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Kaufman Metal Art is a custom metal shop in Lancaster, PA, Specializing in metal art, sculpture and fabrication and welding.

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We do welding and metal fabrication services. We specialize in wrought iron railings. We also do residential or commercial repairs.

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I do quality metal fabrication and have attention to detail with superior craftsmanship. I work on welding aluminum, stainless, and carbon steel.

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One guy with a welder looking for some work on the side. I have worked for larger welding and fabrication companies in the past, now I work as a draftsman but still love to weld and work with metal. I have a top of the line Miller that can do both Stick and MIG on both 120 and 240

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customer metal fabrication, architectural metals, furniture and general repair

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We offer metal fabrication services for sheet metal, structural, electrical, piping, millwrighting, and rigging. We are a complete industrial contractor. Company moves, maintanance, repair work, we do it all. Ask for Chris Mailey or Mike Yergo.

  • 13 years in business
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We do custom wood and metal work. We treat every job as if it were a million-dollar project and as if it were our own! Customer satisfaction is our main concern and pleasure!

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Scott's Metal Shop offers screen printing for any special occasion or just for fun! I am also a welder for the past 20 years with a lot of experience. I can fix or make anything for you! Check my eBay out and look for custom welder. Also, feel free to contact me by e-mail or telephone for any question.

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We do 1-inch standing, seam copper roofing, steal roofing, and all other metals available onsite up to 1,000 miles. We also do tapered panels and barrel roof panels. Commercial and residential trim packages include vented details and also CNC plasma and laser cutting, light welding and powder coating in shop only.

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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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