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Sumter Welders

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  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dee H.
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Super nice, very professional. Guys arrived, got right to work. I will use again and would recommend for any welding job.

William T.
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Jesse is a very nice and hardworking young man. He did an excellent job on our metal railings.

Structural Welder
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    I'm a structural welder, and I do stick, MIG and flux core processes. I weld in 2G, 3G and 4G. I weld carbon and some stainless. I work in industrial places, but I have worked in manufacturing companies. I'm very open to commercial and residential work as well. I have over 13 years of experience. I'm also handy with a torch and grinder.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    We are a small Columbia based welding company that specializes in carbon steel and stainless steel welding and fabrication. We also do stainless steel restaurant kitchen repairs. We have reference available.

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    I am self-employed with over 8 years of experience in welding and servicing the needs of South Carolina. Whether it's a small project or something that needs to be fixed, or if you need something fabricated from metal, I have all the expertise needed to help you get what you need done right the first time.

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    my business stand out as you call we come we do very good service we do it once and watch all in you a six-month warranty on anything that we do you call we come call today for unemployment you won't be disappointed you call we come let me put you on the schedule if we doing other work for somebody else will put you on the schedule thank you

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    If there's something you need welded and repaired and its stationary or too big to move, I'll come to you. If you need something to flame cut so you can scrap it, I can take care of that. I can do the job for tractors, trailers, farm needs, structural, pipe or fabrication.

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    I am a MIG welder you lives in Sumter, SC, who started my profession at Central Carolina Technical College. Since then I've been a part of John Deer and Caterpillar. I've been working on third shift at this plant called Mancor, out of Lugoff, SC, but I've been looking for something that would have me at home at night with my three small children. It was very difficult for me to find time for them with me being at work at 8:00 pm and getting off at 7:00 am. What I bring to any team is my motivation and my hard work ethic to help any production team exceed their goal.

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    We do any type of iron work, fencing, hand rails, gates, repair work, and fabrication. We will make anything you can dream of out of metal.

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    I do structural welding ranging from stick to TIG to MIG. I weld in all positions, and my work is proficient.

    • 3 years in business
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    There's no job we can't do. We're available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We are here for you when the others are closed. Our services include welding small engines, woodwork, fancy metal fences for looks or to protect your home and businesses, and a lot more. We can even come to you. Call anytime. We have lower prices and better service.

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    I am certified in: * Stick Welding * Mig Welding * Tig Welding * Oxy Fuel Cutting I am a hard working welder and I will get any job done.

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    I do code welding. I am a certified SCE&G pipe welder who does pipe fitting, custom fabrication, mobile repair and torch demolition services.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    We are a welding and fabrication shop. We also do mobile welding. Also, we do machine setup and repair. We are available 24 hours a day.

    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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