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  • Aluminum foil to seal exhaust pipe...
  • Next time you?re out of penetrating oil and you have a stuck or rusty bolt, try this...
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  • The idea of learning to TIG weld is often thought of as a pretty daunting task. Couple together unfamiliar equipment with improper weld technique, and throw in the misconception that 'only elite welders can TIG', and it's enough to prevent someone from even giving it a shot. However with a few simple pointers on technique, you can prevent the majority of the bad habits that get most beginning TIG welders in trouble. It boils down to 4 simple tips:
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  • Loosen a rusted bolt? Look no further than your kitchen...
  • A great way to keep your wires straight uses plastic tag ties and clothes pins...
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  • Neglecting to wear proper welding protection might seem harmless, until a piece of slag ends up burning through your favorite t-shirt and possibly your skin, when you'll wish you had taken the extra ten seconds to gear up with the appropriate products. Over the years certain welding safety manufacturers, such as Miller, have made great strides in not only creating products that offer protection but also comfort and style. Head & Face Protection
  • Miller Welding and Cutting Tips for Gearz Plasma Cutting Tip #2 Plasma Cutting Air Quality Trouble Shooting Plasma cutting has become very popular for anyone cutting metal in the garage, in the shop, or in the field. Plasma cutting equipment is getting smaller, more efficient and more cost effective making it a great tool for guys that have metal cutting needs. One of the most common problems that operators experience while using a Plasma cutting tool is premature wear of consumables (tips and electrodes) due to poor air quality.
  • To make a high quality TIG weld, cleanliness of the material is equally as important as proper technique. And when I say ?material?, I?m talking both the base material you are welding on AND the filler material you are using. The following are some good points to remember when preparing to make your weld:
  • Now that you have picked the perfect Millermatic MIG welder for your welding projects, it is time to cover some of the basic questions we get asked. What is the proper technique for MIG welding? If the machine is properly set, you should be able to find a steady travel speed that gives you a weld bead that looks similar to Figure 6. Finally, MIG welding takes practice. Grab some scrap material and weld, in no time you will get the feel for it and be making good welds.
  • Now that you have picked the perfect Millermatic® MIG welder for your welding projects, it is time to cover some of the basic questions we get asked. What type and size of wire should I use? This really depends on what you are welding. First you want to match your materials. If you are welding mild steel, aluminum, or stainless steel, make sure you are using the matching wire. Since steel is the most common this is what we?ll cover. With steel you really have two basic choices, solid wire and flux-cored wire.
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  • Use a dryer sheet to get rid of those stuck on bugs from the front of your car.
  • The Revell contest is on its way! We are ecstatic to see some entries starting to come in! We are receiving entries from people ranging from 15 years to over 70 years old! That’s fantastic!......
  • Stacey and Crew took to the road in the ice and snow, and visited the legendary Bigfoot 4X4 shop in St. Louis! What a great time it was!
  • What’s Workin at the GEARZ shop? Stacey was using an Arbor Press while working on a Bronco this week for an upcoming Episode.
  • What’s Workin at Stacey David’s GearZ studio? We are going to start adding some GearZ Team updates to the blog to help keep you guys in the loop of what is going on around here.
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  • Well, it’s that time of year again and the SEMA show is approaching fast.  For those that don’t know, SEMA is the aftermarket, and the SEMA show is one of the biggest conventions to hit Las Vegas.
  • The idea for the V8 Interceptor has been bangin’ around in my head for a number of years, just waiting for a chance to get out.
  • It has been a while since any new episodes of GearZ have aired on Speed.  Well, that is all about to change!