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Farm and Workshop Welding [Hardcover]

Andrew Pearce
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Book Description

27 July 2007
Based on articles published in "Farmers Weekly" magazine from the experienced author, Andrew Pearce, "Farm Welding" is now being completely revised for its second edition. Straight to the point and easy to read, the book provides a comprehensive look at many areas of welding, making this book ideal for complete beginners as well as for experienced welders wishing to hone their skills. Using a wealth of especially taken photographs, Pearce demonstrates the pitfalls and common mistakes which may occur when welding and then helps the reader to avoid or correct these problems.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Old Pond Publishing Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (27 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905523300
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905523306
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 28.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 221,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Andrew Pearce writes regularly for a number of agricultural magazines. He divides his time between writing, making and repairing equipment in his farm workshop and instructing practical skills for the Agricultural Training Board. He lives in Sussex.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read and well thought out 6 Feb 2008
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This is an easy to read well thought out and generally all round good reference for welding. Dont let the farm welding title put you off. I have found this book to be an invaluable guide for starting off MIG welding
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best welding book I've read ! 20 Aug 2011
This is simply the best welding book I have ever read!

Don't be mislead by the word "farm" in the title - this book is applicable to farm, business, home workshop, auto, construction or fabricating welding - in fact it is truly an all-round welding book.

Previous welding books I've read have either been so basic & cover each type of welding so briefly that they are of little practical use other than an overview, or are designed for real industrial experts and go into molecular structure of metals you'll never see and so on. This book sits nicely in the middle, using language that is easy to follow, with an almost conversational style which is such a great way to teach.

"Farm and Worshop Welding" covers the major welding types in all the detail you really need to know and has lots of illustrations. It left me with no unanswered questions. In particular I found the pictures of common faults and mistakes (for one example they show you a series of welds with the voltage too low, then progressing up through the correct level to too high, which you can compare with your own results and improve your technique from - excellent) really helpful.

Covering Stick, MIG, TIG, Gas, plasma, and even plastics, it also covers techniques like cast iron welding, pipe welding and soldering. It even has a short and very useful section on smithing, using taps and dies, tool sharpening and hard facing. This is a really useful book!

The book is ideal for the home welder or person who is maybe not a professional welder but welds to repair vehicles/machinery or to fabricate one off things. Having said that, it has a place on the expert's shelf too.

I would say that this is the only book you are going to need from complete beginner who has not yet even bought a welder or used one, right up to the competent regular
welder. I recommend this book without any hesitation!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, well-written book with a humorous twist 15 Aug 2009
Haven't tried any welding yet, lacking a welder, but I think the presentation and style of this book is right on the money for the absolute beginner. For one thing, it's made me doubt whether I need the more expensive MIG welder, or whether the good old stick welder would be more than sufficient for my simple needs. I like the writer's down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach; his humour shines through the text - I would say he probably is/was a farmer himself. I'm looking forward to getting deeper into the book and even, oo-er, buying a welder and having a go!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welding book reveiw 13 Jan 2011
I wanted an easy to read, easy to understand book to teach me basic welding. This book fills every requirement. It covers stick and MIG welding, also some basic forge work. As a bonus it also covers taps & dies. It really is a wealth of information.
I am really pleased with the book ansd would recomend it to anyone with an anterest in mending your own equipment or just learining new skills.
Tim from Somerset
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. 7 Feb 2014
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I had completed a very indifferent and expensive 60 hour course and ended up with experience but without skill. This book had me producing almost perfect stick welds within the hour. I'm just sorry I didn't find it before I payed for the course!
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book 7 July 2014
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good book with plenty of useful information
well laid out
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 31 May 2014
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this book is possibly the best buy in a long time and it's English to boot.well worth the money I paid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for tips 22 Jan 2014
Gave it to my son for Christmas as I had also given him money to buy a mig welder. He says it will be very useful when he starts doing more unusual and difficult work.
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