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Suffolk Welders

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Ornametals
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Madelyn R.
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Jack was very thorough about making sure he had the right tools. He arrived on time, was very professional and completed the job in a timely manner. I highly recommend him for welding repairs!!

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T&J Welding Fabrication
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittany T.
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T&J Welding is fantastic to work with! I wanted to patch a hole in the floor board of my old truck. Josh worked with me to understand the project. He was responsiveness and very professional. I would recommend the company and their work.

Sparc Worx
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy C.
Verified review

Paul did a great job welding on my trailer; He came out when promised and was very professional. Paul fixed what I hired him to do and also showed me that the other latch on my trailer had a stress crack as well and was eventually going to break the same way so I asked him beef up the weld on that side as well. I'm glad he was able weld both at the same time, save me from having to call him back in a few months. I would definitely hire him again. Thanks Paul!

Welding by Tom
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Pat M.
Verified review

Tom was fantastic! He always kept in communication throughout the duration of the project and the result was perfect! And he charged me less than half what other welders in the area charge! I highly recommend him. My search for a welder is over; I won't need anyone else for any of my welding needs.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bill B.
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Great job. I was in a pinch and he came on a Sunday. Great attention to detail; left job site clean.

Dan Gilson
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Drake S.
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Dan has always been critical of welding detail. He refuses to offer nothing but the best quality, I highly recommend him for any welding needs!

Suzie H.
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I LOVE Steve Koke, and the work he has done for us. The other reviewer seemed to have a problem because Steve was working on something at the time he wanted service, but he's one guy, far as I know. However, he is the most honest, down to earth, helpful auto mechanic I've come across in 56 years. I only wish he spent less time welding and more time auto-repairing. He is an outstanding mechanic, and better yet, an outstanding human being. All this from my finding him in a random call. He has been such a help to us, I literally thank God I found him online. Hes been willing to work with us to find the right solution to an auto problem that would fit our budget. I can't say enough about his integrity and work.

Deshawn Wilson
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sh B.
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Mr. Wilson was very professional. He showed up at our agreed upon time ready to work. The price he quoted us was dead on as well. I will use Mr. Wilson should we need anything else welded in the future.

Klein Mobile Welding
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tim V.
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Works from his home. Very accommodating and a pleasure to work with.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew K.
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Ronnie completed the construction of a custom stainless pan in a little under two weeks; very fast and professional.

About

We repair a variety of steel and metals, from construction canisters to equipment and fishing trawlers.

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We provide mobile welding for steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel and aluminum. We do structural, marine, automotive, home repairs or projects and more.

  • 18 years in business
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We take pride in everything we do. Performing our tasks as we were completing them for ourselves. The job isn't done until the customer is satisfied.

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Altist is a small, family-owned business, located in Hampton Roads, Virginia. We provide a host of services including Mig, Tig, and Stick welding of most alloys including steel, aluminum and titanium. We are a fabricator of new metal projects. We can repair most metal items including boat trailers and aluminum boat top supports.

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We do metal fabrication, mig welding, aluminum and steel welding, on site stick welding, and plasma and torch cutting. We have experience with industrial and power tools.

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Stay sharp, on time, always being professional and let no one tell you, you can't do your best. It started when I was young. I always had a thing with cars, so that's what drives me to do what I do today.

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Gives customers the ability to design and have custom metal work done their way or save a good broken part It comes easy and is always a project and I like projects

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 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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