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different type of welding jobs in the state of oregon?

I really enjoy welding cause u can make a lot of cool things with that experience and the job will always be in demand. what type of tools and equipment should I get or use for welding jobs like pipe welding for example

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Jax’s Answer

Normally, an employer will provide you the tools you need for the primary task.

Welding inverters, MIG suitcase (we call them feeders, as they feed welding wire into the arc), and other PPE. Inverters and Adflo (think of a vented welding hood) can run several thousands of dollars, so companies tend to keep them on hand for their welders.

Some tools you might want to look at to bring along are welder pliers (multifunctional pliers for all welding occasions) and a welding hood with a wide/adjustable viewing lenses. Auto-tint lenses are great, as they turn dark the moment an arc is struck to protect your eyes but also allow you to see your work before you start welding.

Welding leathers (for overhead work and generally good protection from spatter, heat, and UV exposure) are also important. I wear a Boarhide jacket by Caiman, it's lasted me a long time and will protect you from molten metal.

Last are good safety toed boots. Composite toes are great, less conductive when you work with electrical welding and I HIGHLY recommend getting a pair that don't have laces (like wellingtons or straight up cowboy boots with safety toes). Laces tend to burn and melt, and take it from me.. a piece of hot slag will burn its way through the laces, tongue, and find its way to your foot and you will never be fast enough to untie and get it off!
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Richard J (Rich)’s Answer

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