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Vancouver Welders

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Blayne welding
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Bill M.
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I contacted the owner of this business after receiving a dollar amount for the work. Other bidders just left an open ended dollar amount per hour. We made contact, arranged for the work to be done. I arrived at his place of business and waited for him to complete the work. He didn't say drop it off and come back, he did the work on the spot. Of course I caught him in between jobs, so he was able to do it then. The quality of work was outstanding. He is a Navy Veteran, who apparently learned the welding trade in the military, with the most current equipment. Above all he is a very nice person. Very friendly, appreciates your business, unlike some small business owners I have dealt with. He upgraded the quality of the welding, when he saw my materials, without ever mentioning the quote. The reason I mention that is because he evaluated my job and gave me the type of craft that best applied to my needs. The beads were perfect, couldn't be more pleased with the quality of work. I was a little concerned when I arrived at the shop, because my job was a real small one, and I was concerned about his ability to deal with such a small amount of work and small materials. The first thing he said to me was, "your going to like the way this will look". I did too. Most of the work I saw around his shop was aluminum, although mine was steel. Great job Fern, Thanks.

Criss Crafted
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Les L.
Verified review

ricky is an outstanding young man,as well as his welding,i will keep his number,and call him first if if i ever need help,and will also tell others about his good work and low cost,he took extra time to teach me the what and why about welding.thank him and all you for the help..Les

E T Welding LLC
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Matt S.
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The aluminum welding I needed done met my expectations. The communication was good for scheduling the work.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cameron D.
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Bill is a man of outstanding integrity; he is honest, committed, trustworthy, and works hard. He is passionate and dedicated to doing a good job, and takes pride in his craft. You'd be hard pressed to find a more upstanding tradesman to meet your mobile welding needs.

DCS Metalworks
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ricky I.
Verified review

Great job ! Very professional and completed fabrication and welding in a very timely manner! Would highly recommend !

Addex Fab LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bob S.
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Excellent, efficient, quality sevice. Very reasonable cost. Highly recommend for any welding needs.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Steven G.
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Very responsive and did a great job. Highly recommend

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
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Couldn't have asked for better customer communications, service and weld job. Thanks Jason, Dave

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tom R.
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Great one on one instruction. Knowledgeable, observant, tips not criticism. I will continue w/ his lessons.

Mortensen Welding
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Frank W.
Verified review

I had a small job - an old bed frame with a broken cast iron fitting. Cast iron is more difficult to weld and I needed someone who knew what to do and willing to take a small job. Dan was the first person to respond, and when I called to talk over the project, he sounded very professional, was easy to talk to and said he could fit my project in the next couple of days. I was able to bring the piece to his shop, though he offered to pick and return if needed. He delivered the finished project within the promised timeframe. He also finished the fitting and offered advice to help prevent the piece from breaking again. I would gladly go back to Dan again in the future.

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Hasselblad Designs is a fabrication and design company. We specialize in custom public art fabrication. We also offer welding consultation, testing, and inspection services. Along with these services, we also offer workshops and educational services in working with durable materials.

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We specialize in custom welding and fabrication of all types from heavy equipment repair, custom fence and gate building and installation, custom handrails,platforms and stairs, and any metal enhancements to your home or business

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I have been a certified welder for 20 plus years. There is no job too big or too small. I can travel, or have you come to me. I will fabricate all, and will draw out all drawings, if needed. I am MIG/TIG and ARC welding available.

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Services include: * Welding and fabrication - steel flatbeds and headboards * Frame repair, safety step ladders * Wet kits and after-market installations

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I offer mobile welding services. I have over 20 years of experience with SMA, GTA, GMA. I do tractor repair, bucket and blade hardfacing, wrought iron fence work. Fabrication work available.

  • 21 years in business
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Taylor's Portable Welding does repair, light structural steel, ornamental handrails, steel fences, gates, mounts, ladders, field welding. I come to you.

  • 4 years in business
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I have been a welder for 5 years. At this time, I use MIG process only, but will be adding FCAW and TIG soon. I like GMAW because it is easy, fast, versatile, and very inexpensive.

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My shop primarily works for wineries in the Yamhill county area.

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I do personalized hand cut steel, welding, and design work. My background includes graphic design and nine years in the steel door industry installing new doors, frames, and hardware. My specialty in this area was repairing damaged frames and doors to factory quality as well as retrofitting new hardware. This hardware includes door closers, panics, etc. or relocating hinge pads, strikes, latches, etc. My accomplished goal was and is to leave the customer satisfied and smiling.

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Description: At Lundeen Steel Fabrication, we take pride in serving you, the customer, to the best of our knowledge with over 15 years of experience and top-notch fitting/welding/custom fabrication. We're a family-owned business that has a passion to please the customer and create a quality product that we take pride in passing on to you. We take complete pride in what we do, and some of our specialties include custom fabrication, welding, fittings and heavy-equipment repairs! Our products include aluminum, steel, metal, sheet metal, iron, plates, and pipes. Our services are as follows: * Welding * Steel Fabricating Services * Precision Metal Fabrication * Aluminum Fabrication * Laser Cutting Services * Heavy-Equipment Repairs * Commercial Construction Services * Handrail Welding * Structural Steel Welding * TIG Welding * MIG Steel * Soldering * Plasma Cutting * Conventional Machining * Mobile Welding Services * Manufacturing * Estimates * Consultations * Cutting * Custom Work Our specialties include welding, CNC, fabrication, steel, sheet metal, copper, aluminum, manufacturing, and finishing. We have the following business hours: * Monday: 07:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m. * Tuesday: 07:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m. * Wednesday: 07:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m. * Thursday: 07:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m. * Friday: 07:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m. * Saturday: 07:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m. * Sunday: 07:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m.

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I do light fabrication and welding of mild steel. I also do plasma cutting. If the material that needs to be cut will conduct electricity, I can cut it.

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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