Several advances in welding have occurred since this perennial bestseller was first published more than a decade ago, among them a variety of new processes, fuels, equipment, supplies, & techniques designed to make welding safer & easier. All of these developments have been incorporated into the latest edition of The Welder's Bible-the ideal hands-on learning tool for beginners & an excellent bench reference for experienced welders. Don Geary tells novices everything they need to know to begin working productively with welding equipment. He describes in clear, well-illustrated terms how to identify & use various metals, select tools & gases, put together a welding toolkit, work with fluxes & solder, employ special brazing techniques-even how to assemble a fully functional home workshop. Although he devotes an entire chapter to safety, Geary stresses it throughout the book, outlining all the hazards of welding & the precautions welders should take.