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  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael C.
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Dan walked me through his plan to repair the piece of furniture. Care was taken while manipulating and welding the table. The final result was perfect.

Bulletproof Welding
4.6
from 31 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon R.
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Neiko was great, he called to address my issue within 30 mins of submitting the request. Next, he made his way to my home to check out my project and give an estimate. This happened to be an exhaust project on my truck. But he didnt shy away from an automotive welding job which is what impressed me most. After giving me the estimate, he took my exhaust pieces to his shop and came back to weld everything onto my truck the next morning. Total install time was about 30 mins and his pricing was very reasonable. I'd hire him again for sure.

KMS Welding
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
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Called Ken on fri. He responded promptly and we set an appointment for sat. Morning. He showed up on time, was very pleasant and did some welding on my truck. It turned out perfecty! The problem was fixed, the cost was fair. I would and have already recommend him to other people.

Weld-Rite Services, Inc.
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth H.
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Outstanding service and workmanship. Weld Rite Services was able to work on a tight schedule, in a difficult work environment and help my company shine with competency as a result of their excellent workmanship and professionalism.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cody K.
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It has been a privilege to know Ray, the owner of RGS Welding & Fabrication, these past 14 years. Yes, before he even started RGS Welding & Fabrication. Over those years he has worked on several jobs for me. All of which were done in a very timely manner with NO deviation from quality what so ever! Over these years i have come to use his welds as a basis for comparison as to what good welds should look like. I have seen him weld on carbon steels, stainless steels, aluminum, and titanium. Let me tell you, i always thought his TIG welds looked beautiful to begin with but seeing his TIG welds on titanium took it to a new level. The man knows what he is doing, has a great business sense, is down to earth, and an all around good guy! He is without a doubt my go to welder/fabricator. Thank you Ray for all the help over the years!

Ben Metzler Welding
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 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!

JHK Welding
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carolan A.
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Mr King repaired gates to individual dog kennels that I thought could not be repaired. His welding was excellent and all gates look and work like new. I give him 5 stars for his work and the protection used for our dogs.

Brandon Griffiths WELDING
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Gary N.
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One of the best in the north east hands down!

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I do welding and fabrications of all types of metals alloys. We MIG, TIG or stick weld structures and we do all types of repairs.

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We do welding an custom fabrication on trailers,dump bodies,heavy equipment buckets,race cars an anything else you may need welded or fabricated.

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We do general welding of all types, including MIG, arc, and TIG. Our project type consists of general welding/metalwork, both indoors or outdoors.

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We do building of oil storage plants and airport fuel fields. We also build manifolds and anything else you need. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have been welding for over 30 years. I can weld/fabricate almost anything out of aluminum, stainless steel or steel. I have worked on everything from aircraft components to lawn mowers. I do metal art, and refurbish boats, cars, trailers, lawns, etc. I stand behind everything I do. No job is too small. I serve South Jersey. Give me a call.

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I make exhaust systems for cars. Welding is my specialty. I have been in business for 40 years making exhaust systems. I can weld anything. I also make exhaust for race cars and have done so for many race car drivers.

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Our experienced personnel is proficient in steel, stainless steel & aluminum. Other services we offer is laser cutting, shearing, pipe-fitting, punching, bending, grinding, drilling and press breaking. We can repair, install and fabricate to your needs.

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I'm an AWS certified welder. I work with stick, flux core, MIG, and TIG. I've been an iron worker for the last 18 years with many other certifications.

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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i am very particular about my work. always make sure it's done right . whether it's my first time doin something or hundredth I always make sure I do it right and do research of I'm not sure about how to do it

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My business is designed to do any repair needed to help the average person,I have professionals who meet the requirements needed for the jobs at hand,we network together to achieve the goals in doing every job to profession that pleases every customers needs

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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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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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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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