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    I've been welding for many years, mostly TIG. Self taught and probably have a lot of bad habits. I went to Amazon to look for books, but there are over 1000. can anyone suggest a good one?
    As I said, I do mostly TIG, but some MIG also. I'd like a book that goes into depth, most of the ones I have are very basic.

  • #2
    There are two books by Minnick, one on GTAW and the other on GMAW. I have heard that these are good books.

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    • #3
      Thanks cope, I'll take a look

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      • #4
        Dave,

        A few years ago while at a school auction I picked up a book called Modern Welding by Althouse, Turnquist, and Bowditch. It is published by The Goodheart-Willcox Co Inc. It has an ISBN number of 0-87006-279-4 The book has pretty good coverage of all welding processes, but will never replace the wisdom and experience that you will find here on this message board.

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        • #5
          I have a MIG manual from the Hobart Institute Welding Technology. very good book. they have several books for each process. very indepth.

          http://www.welding.org/cart/training/techguides.htm

          - jack

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          • #6
            Check out the Hobart Inst. library section and the Lincoln foundation...both have excellent resource material at fair prices.

            Walt

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            • #7
              DAVE B..............AND YOU CAN ALSO GET MANUALS FROM MILLER ELECTRIC...............THEY JUST SENT ME THE NEW COPY OF GMAW AND I BELIEVE TIG WILL FOLLOW NEXT WEEK...........KEEP CHECKING QUITE A FEW COMPANY'S SELL THEM..........MOST ARE QUITE GOOD..............USNAVY, USARMY,.............ETC.........ROCK
              [email protected]

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              • #8
                Army Welding Manual:

                http://www.adtdl.army.mil/cgi-bin/at.../9-237/toc.htm

                Navy Welding Manual:

                https://www.advancement.cnet.navy.mi...ages/14250.htm

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hobart Expert Rock
                  DAVE B..............AND YOU CAN ALSO GET MANUALS FROM MILLER ELECTRIC...............THEY JUST SENT ME THE NEW COPY OF GMAW AND I BELIEVE TIG WILL FOLLOW NEXT WEEK...........KEEP CHECKING QUITE A FEW COMPANY'S SELL THEM..........MOST ARE QUITE GOOD..............USNAVY, USARMY,.............ETC.........ROCK
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                  Hey Rock,

                  Are the Miller books being updated. What I m asking is more info being added or are they just being given a new look?
                  MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
                  Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


                  PM 180C



                  HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

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                  • #10
                    DAN.................I KNEW SOMEONE WOULD CATCH THAT.............I JUST GOT IT YESTERDAY AND HAVEN'T EVEN COMPARED IT TO THE OLD ONE........................... ..........WELL I THINK STEVE MY CO-WORKER HAS IT NOW I DON'T EVEN SEE IT LAYING ON MY DESK.................GOT SOMETHING FOR SPOT WELDING ALSO..... AS TIME ALLOWS I WILL LOOK THEM OVER AND UPDATE YOU.......... KEEP ASKING ME................I WILL GET CAUGHT UP.....ROCK................ ,[email protected]

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                    • #11
                      website for books

                      Try www.powells.com they are a large book seller that has both new and used books. Unlike other sites, you can pay by check and you don't have to have a credit card.

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                      • #12
                        I've used "Modern Welding" in college which is the same book Pat suggested. It's a great book to learn about almost all hot metal bonding processes from soldering to explosion welding. It mainly focuses on oxyacetylene, soldering, brazing, mig, tig, smaw, resistance (spot), cutting with chapters on pipe, ferrous & nonferrous welding, metal surfacing and inspecting & testing.
                        CPB
                        Dynasty 200 DX
                        Millermatic 180
                        Bluestar 185 DX
                        Grinders and
                        not enough clamps

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                        • #13
                          This is off the subject, but anyone know where I could find out the value of some old books that I have dating back to the early 1800's? (no they are NOT my high school text books!)

                          Nobody mentioned that $15 Lincoln book...

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                          • #14
                            Check out Ebay Rocky D. I,ve seen lots and lots of all kinds of old books for sale like 19th century editions of Tom Sawyer and Bibles from the 16th and 17th century. Search out the title and author..who knows, you might find the the same book you have. If you do you can see what the other owner is asking for it and what people are bidding. I've always liked old stuff myself. I guess it's just because of my interest in the history of things.
                            CPB
                            Dynasty 200 DX
                            Millermatic 180
                            Bluestar 185 DX
                            Grinders and
                            not enough clamps

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                            • #15
                              Books

                              Does anyone have any info on Ed Craig? He has a web site & he has a few teaching manuals like "Gas Metal Arc & Flux Cored Welding Parameters". He seems pretty knowledgeable but these books are not cheap.
                              Rangerod

                              Power MIG 300, Prince Spool Gun, Precision TIG 275, MM 210, Dynasty 300 DX, Dynasty 200 DX, Ranger 8 Engine Drive, Victor O/A, Ready Welder 10000 ADP, Hypertherm Powermax 1000 Plasma Cutter, Bridgeport 4 HP Series II Manual Mill, Leblond 15" X 54" Regal Servo Shift Lathe & various other doodads...[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]

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