About Oxy Acetylene Welding
Oxy acetylene welding is a welding process that is quite common today. The process of using oxygen and acetylene as welding gases can be followed back to the 1890s at least. This combination produces a much higher temperature which produces a better weld and can be used for cutting as well.
While there are other forms of welding available, oxy acetylene welding allows for performing both welding and cutting tasks by simply changing the tip on the end. You have total control over the flow of gas from both tanks using a regulator system.
This type of welding produces a strong bond between the pieces. In addition a filler is often used to prevent rust and oxidation of the metals due to the melting process. It does provide a very strong bond and the filler will increase the strength as well as protect the surface.
There are a few things that someone using this process needs to keep in mind however. Because the process involves melting the two pieces to form a bond between them, the temperatures are very hot. As the metal melts it has a tendency to splatter. For this reason it is important to wear the proper gloves, goggles and face shield to avoid being badly burned.
Welding is a career that many take up as a secondary skill. There are many options for welders today including underwater welding and work in the mechanic field or construction. Once you have perfected your skill you will find that many options are available to expand your knowledge and increase your skill. So whether you are welding for your own personal use or considering a career in it, remember to follow safety precautions and you will do fine.