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WLD101: TIG Welding SBU
Class Number 3-53627

Welding is the process of fusing materials together.

Learn how to use the basic TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding equipment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Get started creating quality weld beads on mild steel. While this class practices on thin steel, the TIG welder is capable of welding material up to 1/2” thick.

With extensive practice, TIG welding can be used with a wide variety of different metals, producing a very pure, precise, and attractive weld.

Project: No project; just guided practice with an instructor.

Prerequisite(s): None. However, successful completion of MTL103: Basic Metal Shop will provide access to the cutting and grinding tools needed for working with metal.

Equipment access: TIG welder

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the welder outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.


  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt, natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves and jacket will beprovided by TechShop.
  • Advised: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator and hearing protection.

    Passing this class is a requirement to use this equipment at TechShop

    TechShop Location: TechShop Mid-Peninsula
    Room / Area: Welding Shop
    Instructor: John Shern
    Class Date: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
    Start Time: 3:00 PM
    Class Length: 2 Hours
    Member Price: $55.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
    Non-member Price: $70.00
    Lab Fee: $5.00
    Age Range: 12 and Up (Contact the store to register students under 13.)
    Must Attend with Parent: 12 through 15
    Min. Students: 2
    Max Students: 4
    Current Students: 4
    Seats Left: 0
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