Practical Welding Today®

July/August 2000

Practical Welding Today® was created to fill a void in the industry for hands-on information, real-world applications, and down-to-earth advice for welders. No other welding magazine fills the need for this kind of practical information. Subscriptions are free to qualified welding professionals in North America.

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Selected articles from the July/August 2000 issue available online:

What to know before selecting a manual plasma cutter: Understanding size, power, components, cost

July 26, 2001


The first plasma arc cutting (PAC) systems, developed in the '60s, were 1,000-amp monsters designed to blast through 6-inch stainless steel.

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Joining aluminum with GTAW: Advice for the novice

February 19, 2001


Aluminum is a real challenge to weld, especially for beginners. A knowledge of the gas tungsten arc welding equipment that is available to do the job as well as required accessories, preparation tips, and proper techniques is a good thing to have before jumping in.

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