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How to Get A Safe Welding Ground



The Voice: Hey, Kevin. What are you doing?

Kevin Caron: I'm getting ready to use my TIG welder on one of my contemporary art sculptures.

Did you guys know about this little safety tip? Always try to put your ground clamp on your metal work. Try to get it on your work rather than on something else like a metal table, because if you put it on the table, and you begin welding, you can become part of the circuit. Yep, I've been there, done that, on one of my previous welding jobs.

So, always ground to your work. It's a lot safer that way. Also, if you're working on something big like this large metal sculpture I'm creating here in the studio, you could always get one of your gloves and place it where you can lean against the glove while you work. Using the glove as insulation will protect you from getting a shock - because it does make your hair stand up!

But right now I'm going to get to work here in the studio.

See you later.

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