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