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Wylie Aluminum Tig Welders

Browse these aluminum tig welders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Wylie.

  • 19 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Steven M.
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Welded a aluminum motor mount to a skateboard truck. Great communication and quick service. Definitely will use them again.

  • 19 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Philip A.
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I personally walked through Matt's machine shop and was awestruck at this man's creative genius. Matt's workbench is filled with various metal work in different stages of development; beautifully crafted aluminum bores with silky smooth finish, gorgeous welded beads on stainless steel equipment, exotic Zirconium showpieces. As each work is completed Matt carefully packages and ships it or delivers it himself. This is a man that loves his work and it shows in the precision craftsmanship of each piece. I'll definitely be using Matt more in the future for design and fabrication of some new products I sell on online. Great experience!

Dynasty welding and 4x4
from 32 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Dan B.
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Brandon was on time, responsive to what was needed and knowledgeable about metals and welding techniques.

Bar Z Welding and Repair
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kim L.
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JB Treece did welding for me on a 1950 era grain drill....all cast iron. I had previously been told cast iron was near impossible to weld and that very few people actually do it. Clearly my informants never met JB. He did a great job. Looks as good as new and works perfectly. I couldn't be more pleased.

JR Metal Fabrications
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Duresameen S.
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My mother-in-law had very specific barstools that were practically custom to her kitchen. She didn't want to get rid of them but they were in bad shape from general wear and tear over the years. I had happened to come across Jesse's information when reaching out for welders or any type of professional that was willing to tackle this project. Jesse came across as a sincere, friendly and hardworking professional. He emailed me to ask me some questions about the project and I sent him some pictures of the barstools. He didn't oversell his abilities or make wild claims about how he could or would transform these chairs. Based on the pictures, he made realistic assessments as to how the barstools could be salvaged and how much he would have to change the aesthetics of the barstools while still retaining their original charm. It was very important to my mother-in-law that these barstools not sway too far from their original look as they matched her kitchen very well. She was however, looking for strong reinforcements throughout the structure of the barstools, including the foot holders, shaped like rings, that were made from wood and had major cracks in them or had fallen off completely over the years. She wanted them reinforced with metal mainly or any element that could withhold weight so she wouldn't be left with broken foot stools in the future. She had also wasted a lot of money over the years hiring pros to repair or replace the wood and this time, she was looking for a more permanent fix. I had spoken with a few other welders or similarly skilled pros but some of them were quoting me crazy prices right out the gate while one other didn't even have the courtesy to ever return my texts or voicemails after our initial conversation. It was for the better because I doubt any of them could have transformed the barstools the way Jesse did and he was open to but realistic with my budget! The attention to detail on those chairs is stellar. My mother in law loves her barstools and received many compliments on the work Jesse did to restore them. He even went the extra mile to paint the reinforcements a rich color to enhance the beauty of the chairs, which was not an easy feat. There's no doubt that Jesse takes great pride in his work. He underpromised but definitely over-delivered! I'd like to add that I hired him for this project early last year and just got around to writing him a very well-deserved review. The fact that I felt compelled to submit a review for him after so much time has passed since he completed the work is in itself a testament to the quality of workmanship Jesse brings to the table. He truly transformed those chairs without sacrificing their original charm and beauty! My mother-in-law still thanks me for having found Jesse and saving her barstools!

Bell's Welding
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Karen J.
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Joe welded a heavy aluminum outdoor rocking chair. Very professional - did a great job. We had it done once before and it broke again quickly. Joe added additional gussets to ensure that the weld would hold. Great service, prompt - easy to work with.

Q & A

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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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