The Basics of MIG Welding

with Ben Field

What your course includes:

  • In-depth instruction; five detailed classes
  • On-demand video – access any time
  • Pay once, view anywhere on any device
  • Bonus material included (see below)

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Learning to MIG weld can help you avoid a serious expenditure and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing a job has been done well. This course will teach you the simple techniques you’ll need to MIG weld so you can complete a basic repair on your classic car in your own garage. It simply takes practice, patience and help from our expert guide, Ben Field.

How it works

There are five classes in this course, all featuring welding expert Ben Field. Follow Ben as he teaches you the essentials of MIG welding, from basic tips for initial preparation to expert techniques and troubleshooting a difficult weld.

What you’ll learn

  • How to set up your Mig welding machine
  • A basic guide on how to MIG weld
  • Putting theory into practice on a car
  • TIG welding basics
  • Deciding which type of weld to use where

Navigating the course

If there are classes in this course featuring techniques you’ve mastered before you came to us, jump ahead to the next one. However, if this is your first time setting up to complete a weld, we recommend watching from the start. Either way, you get to choose what you want to learn and at what pace. All you have to do is click your desired topic and get on with it!

If you want to see Ben go over something again, rewind and watch as often as you feel you need to. Car restoration and especially welding take a lot of patience–we want to help you get it right.

Ben Field

Ben has been with the Practical Classics team for more than 15 years and has been restoring cars for over 25 years. He is a qualified City & Guilds Classic Car Restorer and has many other welding skills to his name. He’s welded an aluminium ship and has produced some of the installations within the Millennium Done in London.

Bonus Materials Included

  • Basic welding guide
  • How to set up a MIG
  • Planning your restoration