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Metals and How to Weld Them 2nd Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-9999738460
ISBN-10: 999973846X
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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: James F Lincoln; 2nd edition (June 1954)
  • ISBN-10: 999973846X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9999738460
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,767,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on November 21, 2000
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This is a must have for all welders and apprentices. It is one of the most informative books about welding, boring as all get out, but still very good
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Other than repeating itself through a few chapters, this text filled in the blanks for many questions I had about metals. This text seems to pre-date modern Mig and Tig, though old-school industrial Mig and Tig methods are certainly covered. I had no idea metals have two-or-three crystalline structures based on cooling rates, which explains why I see different effects when I weld. Now I know how to control the desired effect (hardening, softening, toughening) when cooled.

Took me a long time to get through it, kept getting sleepy.
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This book is written with the kind of practical, yet scientific approach that truly helps the reader understand the concepts behind the metallurgy of welding and the physical chemistry of steel alloys. Its conversational tone helps add context to the textbook-like diagrams about phase changes and forms of iron/steel (Ferrite, Cementite, Austenite, Pearlite, Martensite).

With this book in hand, the amateur welder is capable of explaining why certain rules of thumb about welding are true, or possibly false. e.g. Youtube and forums are full of people chiming in with comments like, "Never weld A to B with C." They may be correct, or completely wrong. Either way, blanket statements just end up confusing the hobbyist trying to make straightforward choices for metalworking projects. "Metals and How to Weld Them" gives the reader confidence to purchase steel and welding consumables while cutting through the b.s.

The book, last revised in the 60s, focuses on SMAW (stick) welding, which is perhaps becoming a lost art. Knowing the science behind the welding helps the reader apply concepts to all processes including GMAW (MIG) and GTAW (TIG).

Really great book, and thanks to Jody at weldingtipsandtricks.com for recommending it.
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Metals and how to weld them is an outstanding reference for understanding the characteristics of various metals and how they are affected by the welding process. This allows the welder access to information on pre-heat, filler metal selection, and welding process options. I don't know how I made it this long without such a handy reference. Several versions exist, so be sure to check the publication dates if you order one.
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I found this to be a good introduction to the make-up of metals, giving good background into how they react to heat and welding and what actions are warranted toward the proper techniques of welding as such.
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A great book for welders trying to understand metal weldability
Hands down a must buy for beginning welders

Buy it, you wont regret it
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A good book for the avid welder . Complete with in depth information on most metalurgy and welding tips.
technical reading .
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This is a great reference book. Every new welder should have it.
They want a longer review but this book doesn't need it.
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