Stud welding is a physical job that requires a mix of professional precision and well-kept tools. Even the best welder can be tripped up by a faulty machine, and weld stud guns are no exception. For new and seasoned welders alike, Northland Fastening Systems (NFS) provides rental tools for stud welding as well as expertise that we can provide to help you get your weld project off the ground. A great place to start your welding career is with a stud welder and a weld stud gun.
Weld Stud Gun
If you’re a welder who hasn’t used a weld stud gun before, then you need to understand that they are a great way to achieve a large output of excellent welds in a very short period of time. Known for being a simple “point and shoot” welding solution, stud guns can make even the largest-scale construction projects manageable.
Maintenance of Stud Gun
But in order to properly reap those benefits, your weld stud guns must be well maintained and of a high-quality build, and you must know how to use them. Stud welding, in general, works best in environments free of excess contaminates and shrapnel that may interfere with the integrity of the welds.
Environment of Stud Gun
In a subpar environment, weld stud guns can be rendered less effective if you’re not operating on clean surfaces or with appropriate materials. Also, weld stun guns are meant to only be activated in extremely short increments. Over-utilizing the trigger of a weld stun gun can shorten its life and lead to gun failures. Finally, it’s important to understand the range of the gun when applying it to your surfaces. If the weld stun gun is too close or too far, it may lead to inefficient fastenings.
Understanding the best ways in which to utilize stud welding equipment comes from, in large part, time and experience. If you are a new welder, you will likely be on a learning curve before your welds with a stud gun look and feel as good as they can. At NFS, our team of welding experts can help you understand the tools of the trade and start applying them to your projects with clear and direct guidance.
If you’re interested in renting or purchasing stud welding tools such as weld stud guns, NFS has the materials and tools you need for welding success. Reach out today at (651) 730-7770 or visit our website to find out more information about our welding services and our available tools for any and every welding project.