As a welder, you will likely have the exciting opportunity to travel. It can be a lot of fun, but also very exhausting with all the equipment you have to lug around. Lighten your load a little by choosing these mobile friendly substitutes over your big, bulky tools:
1) Pickup Truck or Welding Rig – cost varies
You wouldn’t be caught dead without one of these bad boys. Pickup trucks or welding rigs are a must-have for those on-the-go jobs. Whether you decide to build your own or buy one can truly affect the price. It’s completely up to you.
Take a look at some of the new economical cargo vans from some of the most popular manufacturers to get started. These vehicles are often affordable, brand new, and completely customizable for your cargo needs.
2) Portable Welding Table – starting at $100
These adjustable surfaces provide a flameproof surface for all your welding projects. Tables come in a variety of styles, materials, and dimensions for every type of welding need.
3) Portable Welding Fume Extractors – starting at $2,000
These lightweight fume extractors make air filtration easy. Most are compact with rolling casters to assist with mobility. Check out different makes and models to find the right one for you.
4) Portable Welding Curtain – starting at $75
Create a safer welding work area with a portable welding curtain. These curtains are flame resistant, have simple assembly, and provide spark protection. Each comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
5) Portable Pro 5 Welding Oven – $135.00
The Pro 5 Welding Oven is a smart choice for traveling welders. It is fully insulated to ensure chamber temperature, includes a rod elevator for safe rod extraction, and uses only 75 watts of power.
6) Welding Apps – cost varies by app
Miller Weld Settings Calculator
If you don’t want to take your reference guide along or forgot it all together, the Miller Weld Settings Calculator has you covered. After entering the details of your project, this smartphone app will provide all the information you need to get the job done. It includes everything from shield gas recommendations to the best suited consumables for the weld.
3M Respiratory Protection Resource
Make sure you’re working in a safe environment with this app. The 3M Respiratory Protection Resource app allows you to identify appropriate protection needed when dealing with specific chemicals.
Pipe Fitter Calculator
This might just seem like a normal calculator app; however, it also allows you to use trigonometry functions needed for advanced piping calculations.