It only takes a cursory examination of a welding torch to understand there are some real safety concerns with this craft. Welding is a 100-plus-year-old practice that's still a fundamental component of machine work and industry today. Proficient welders are becoming harder and harder to find, which is another excellent reason to learn the craft. It's also a handy thing to know how to do.
If you're going to weld, though, you need to understand how to do it safely. When mistakes happen around welding equipment, they can have severe consequences. Read on for some tips on how to stay safe when your hood is down. It is down, right?