Pros and Cons of MIG Welding
MIG welding is the process of using electricity to bond metal together. It is considered one of the easiest welding processes to learn. MIG welding can melt virtually and metals together. As with all welding techniques there are pros and cons. Let's review each.
We will first review the cons of MIG welding. The biggest drawback of MIG welding is the cost. The initial cost of equipment can be high compared to other welding devices. While to MIG welder can bond any metals, separate wire and gases are required for each. This can add to the cost. MIG welding can also add time to your welding project. MIG welders can only be used on clean metals. All excess paint, dirt and rust must be removed before starting any project. The MIG welder can be difficult to handle due to it's size. The welder is also less portable than other welders.
Now let's get to the good stuff. The MIG welder is easy to use and no special training is needed to run the machine. MIG welding is much quicker than other welding techniques. This can be a cost saving measure. Another cost saving measure is the no waste of filler materials. MIG welding can be used for practically any welding job. It can bond the thinnest of metals to the thickest. The MIG welder can be used in any position. This makes it more desirable for hard-to-do welding projects. The final pro is that it is an easy process to learn.