Boat building plans can be easily procured on the internet these days. And that’s quite a good thing as it gives the builders more access to good boat plans which you can choose from.

But what about those of us who are facing a deadline for completing a real paying welding job? If you are in that boat with me, then you know you either need a spare MIG Welding Machine, or you need to be able to fix your problem quickly and get to welding again.

Next, use a pencil to sketch the plan on metal sheets which should be derived from your earlier measurements. Use a metal scissors to cut out the plans you traced on the metal sheeting.

These are the students who just graduated from pipe school. They managed to certify at the end of school after welding 30 test joints or less. They can’t understand why they won’t be welding pipe any time soon, and why they are finding it hard to even get on as a pipe welder’s helper.

Next check its engine, make sure that the engine too has at least three cylinder capacities so that you can rely on the power it generates. Make sure the diesel tank is equipped to generate longer run time.

Based upon the size of the cup, the torch shielding gas should be set to around 15cfh. If the cup is smaller than #7, set the shielding gas value to be lesser than 15cfh.

Mig welding duty cycle will also vary between machines. In a nut shell you want a machine that has a higher rated duty cycle value. This will mean that it can weld longer than a machine will less duty cycle.

A wire feed welding machine will also use consumables. The main consumables that you will need to keep buying will be your contact tips, nozzles and shrouds and gas diffuser. There are other consumables that do need replacing but not so frequently. They are your liner, contact tip holder and maybe a few O-rings depending on what model welding torch you use.