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Bonding Over Welding Accessories

You might think a welder and protective gear is all you need to hit the ground running with your DIY welding project. But if you want to get the most out of your new welding machine, consider your welding tool kit. Do you have all the accessories of a complete tool kit? From welding trolleys with drawers to clamps, you don’t want to miss out on all the amazing welding tools needed for DIY welding.

Where do you start with DIY welding tools? Select the right electrodes

Knowing welding electrode types is the backbone of a successful DIY welding project. But what’s an electrode? An electrode is a coated metal wire made from materials like the metal being welded. Welding electrodes are lengths of wire which are connected to your welding machine to produce an electric arc. The current travels through this wire to create an arc, generating heat. This allows the metal to be melted and fused for welding.

Welding electrode types fall under two main categories, consumable and non-consumable. Consumable electrodes have a low melting point and are primarily used in metal inert gas (MIG) welding. Types of consumable electrodes include bare, and coated electrodes. Meanwhile, non-consumable electrodes don’t melt during welding and are predominantly used in tungsten inert gas welding (TIG). Non-consumable electrodes include graphite and tungsten electrodes. Unsure whether to use TIG or MIG welders? Check out our recent article. At Revolution Industrial, we stock a range of welding electrode types, including the WIA 16TC25 welding electrodes and the WIA 12P25 welding electrodes.

  1. WIA
    Wia Austarc 13S (2.0Mm) Welding Electrodes - 2.5Kg
    You Pay $113.67
    RRP : $120.30

    RRP is the price the manufacturer recommends the product is sold for. All best efforts are made to ensure accuracy

A welding trolley with drawers could just save your back!

Welding machines can weigh more than 22kg. For those of us who are no Arnold Schwarzenegger, carrying something of this weight could be quite a stitch up if done regularly and for too long. Luckily, we stock trolleys to help take the weight off, including a trolley with draw and a workshop mobile welding trolley.

  1. WIA
    Wia Weldmatic Workshop Mobile Welding Trolley - Am357
    You Pay $289.96
    RRP : $272.65

    RRP is the price the manufacturer recommends the product is sold for. All best efforts are made to ensure accuracy

  2. WIA
    Wia Weldmatic Trolley With Drawer Suits Weldmatic 250I, 350I & 500I - Am358
    You Pay $195.83
    RRP : $184.21

    RRP is the price the manufacturer recommends the product is sold for. All best efforts are made to ensure accuracy

Other useful welding tools for epic DIY welding

There’s so much more to welding than meets the eye. Add these useful tools to your kit to ensure your DIY welding is up to par!

Welding table

Welding tables provide an even surface to place tools. They are especially useful for working on smaller projects as they save you a lot of unnecessary bending and lifting.

Angle grinder

This versatile tool can smoothen weld surfaces and slice through metal, making it a useful addition to your DIY welding kit.

Welding clamps

Welding clamps firmly hold the pieces of metal while you weld. You can’t pull off a DIY welding project without this gem! So, they are a must for a complete welding tool kit.

Precision equipment

Your DIY welding project would be a bust without precision equipment. Accessories like rulers, tapes, and framing squares will save you from producing the wrong size piece of metal, allowing you to fulfil your welding project vision!

Our tig torch complete kit is a great place to start in growing your DIY welding tools!

  1. Miller
    Miller Lead Kit 10M With 12VS-Engine Drive
    You Pay $2,016.37
    RRP : $2,304.42

    RRP is the price the manufacturer recommends the product is sold for. All best efforts are made to ensure accuracy

  2. Miller
    Wia 26Fx Tig Torch Complete Kit For Maxstar & Dynasty 210Dx
    You Pay $1,034.07
    RRP : $1,181.79

    RRP is the price the manufacturer recommends the product is sold for. All best efforts are made to ensure accuracy

  3. WIA
    4.6M Cable Mig Gun For Miller Bobcat 250
    You Pay $610.97
    RRP : $667.99

    RRP is the price the manufacturer recommends the product is sold for. All best efforts are made to ensure accuracy

  4. WIA
    Work Lead 10M With Earth Clamp For Miller Bobcat 250
    You Pay $423.50
    RRP : $463.03

    RRP is the price the manufacturer recommends the product is sold for. All best efforts are made to ensure accuracy

Fire extinguishers and fire blankets to welding helmets – because accidents happen

DIY welding projects are exciting! You get to learn new skills, become a more versatile handyman, and be creative. But there are plenty of risks involved. If you understand the risks involved and take precaution, you’re on track to a successful DIY.

Some of the risks involved in DIY welding include:

  • Gases and fumes. Inhaling gases and fumes can be extremely detrimental to your health. In the short term, inhaling gases and fumes can cause you to experience abnormal sweating, chills, and stomach pains, with respiratory dysfunction being a long-term consequence. To minimise inhaling gases and fumes while working on your DIY welding project, wear a high-quality welding helmet, use a cooling fan to blow away fumes if no natural breeze is present and weld on clean metal.
  • Auditory nerve damage. Believe it or not, the fumes you breath can harm your hearing. To prevent auditory nerve damage, ensure you wear ear protection like ear plugs and muffs. Here is more information on the correct PPE you should use when welding. Correct PPE is a non-negotiable component of a complete DIY welding kit.
  • Accidental fires. In DIY welding, fires can result from combustible materials encountering a hot workpiece or via heat touching flammable vapours. That’s why we recommend using a welding blanket. Made from fabrics that are heat and flame resistant, welding blankets provide protection from grinding and welding sparks. It’s also highly worthwhile to keep a fire extinguisher on hand in case of emergencies.

Want to learn more about the accessories needed for a complete welding kit? Visit our website to discover more of our stocked welding tools. Or contact us for expert advice on DIY welding.