It is humbling to note how often people ignore things around them. We often do not realise the importance of small things that make our lives easier at home and at work. Welding is one of those processes that is vital in our daily lives, but we rarely notice the results.
It is used everywhere – in our vehicles, houses, and even in our office furniture. It is a process that cannot be implemented without special skills and training. It needs a pair of extremely careful hands and a certain amount of patience. Watching a professional welder doing his job looks easy, but it is a fairly intricate process.
Many people pick up welding skills as a hobby and do their household jobs. It is almost an essential secondary skill for some professions like farming. But before buying welding equipment and supplies, beginners should understand the nature of the work they wish to undertake.
Do your homework! Make a list of everything you will need. Welding isn’t like buy other power tools, you can’t just buy the machine plug it into the wall and off you go.
You will also require consumables, which will differ depending on the process you are carrying out, safety equipment such as helmets and gloves, and accessories to support you machine. We recommend you read this article, on preparing before you weld.
Once you’ve made your list, it’s time to buy. Sydney welders have a lot of choice. There are plenty of general trade shops which have basic welding ranges, and some good specialist shops. As you Sydney-siders know, getting around the Harbour city can be hassle. Rather than drive across town and hope your store has the part or product you need, it is better to call ahead check. Not all shops will carry massive ranges and calling first could save you a fruitless mission.
Another option is to buy online. eWelders offers more than 2000 welding products online and we can supply you with all parts and supplies. We can deliver the bulk of our range within 24 hours to Sydney and we warehouse some equipment in Sydney. Same day pick-up from warehouse is available if you call ahead and pre-arrange.