Intro to Welding Basics and Safety

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In this introduction, Craig Hopkins discusses some helpful tips on welding basics to make auto body MIG welding easy. He explains that you will learn the three basic welds – a lap weld, a plug weld, and a butt weld — and stresses safety precautions that you must consider, such as a clean environment that is well ventilated and without flammables. He also suggests materials that he prefers to use, including a welding jacket, TIG gloves and a helmet.