26 ESSENTIAL WELDING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENTS [PICTURES]
In this article, you will learn what are different welding tools and equipments? explained with pictures. Download the PDF file of this article at the end.
Welding Tools and Equipments
As a beginner, you probably wonder that how you can get started with the welding process. Welding can be a difficult task for beginners. Performing a precise welding process requires skill, technique, a lot of welding tools and equipments.
You may have heard that welding is quite expensive, but in reality, there are only a few essential welding tools and equipments that you will use on a regular basis. In addition to basic tools, sometimes you need tools you haven’t heard of.
Therefore, we aim to introduce you to almost all welding tools that should not be missing from any welding workshop. We’ve covered everything from security to basic equipment and essentials, you have everything you need here. So let’s look at the different types of welding tools and equipments one by one.
The common welding tools used for gas welding purposes are as follows:
- Cylinder key
- Wire brush
- Angular grinder
- Spark lighter
- Try square
- Tip cleaner
- Centre punch
- Scale and weld-gauge
- Steel tape
Spanners are generally used for tightening or loosening various fasteners. These are designed with drop-forge steel or carbon steel. But in welding, a double-ended spanner is used for tightening and opening the nuts of the welding apparatus and job.
Welding hammers are essential tools used for chipping to remove slab-coating from the weld area. It is used for shaping the job. Normally a 500 grams hammer is used for the purpose. There are three types of hammers – ball pane, cross pane, and straight one. For large-sized jobs, a Sledgehammer may be used.
Welding pliers are specially designed to effectively remove welding spatter. The multiple jaws of the piler are used to pull the wire and install the tips and nozzles.
Normally, chisels are used to cut flat, round, or angled iron and cut sheets of thick metal. They are also used to remove unnecessary metal from a work surface by cutting it into small pieces. But in welding, It is used for cutting the jobs and for cleaning the slag, spatter, and surplus metal from the job after welding.
Tongs are hand tools used by blacksmiths to lift and hold hot weld pieces of metal. They are usually made of wrought iron or steel and are better than pliers or vice grips. These are available in different sizes and shapes which are intended to hold the job while welding.
#6 Cylinder Key
It is used for opening and tightening the spindle valve of the gas cylinder.
#7 Wire Brush
Welding clamps are sheets of metal that temporarily hold two parts of material tightly together. Welding clamps permit you to securely hold your workpiece, so the operator will produce a tighter joint.
This makes it easy to run the arc and join the pieces together without worrying about moving sheets. These types of clamps are generally available in varieties of sizes and shapes.