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What People Are Saying...

I am very pleased with both courses!

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Hello Garrett, Yes, I am very pleased with both courses. Being totally inexperienced with MIG welding, the beginners course was very informative and helpful. I also learned a lot from the advanced fabrication course. I haven't had an opportunity to put this knowledge into motion yet, my MIG equipment will arrive later this week.

This course was definitely worth the money!

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There is a wealth of great information here. This course was definitely worth the money! It has helped me considerably on my first major project. The steel railings on my back porch have rusted at the bottom badly. With the confidence from this course I was able to cut out the bad sections and weld in new sections. Overall this really is a great course and I haven't even gotten into the bonus videos yet. *Click to read disclaimer

It Is Excellent!

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I was not sure about this course when signing up for it. I wanted to understand MIG welding, setting up, potential difficulties etc. I could have gone to a local college and that would have cost a lot more money than this course, plus travel etc. So I decided to sign up for Garret's course. I must say first that it is excellent. I have not been through all the videos yet but have already learnt so much. I speak to friends now, that have some experience in welding and I now realise that some of them do not fully understand MIG welding. I am truly surprised that this course has got me up and running so quickly. I would also add that a first time person wanting to purchase a MIG welder should hold off until they have taken this course. It is full of very detailed and clearly explained advice and knowledge that has really helped me to make sense of what to look for in a MIG welder. On a technical point - the videos are well structured and not too long and there is also a facility for each video to be downloaded on to your local machine for future reference. A great feature as my Broadband bandwidth is crap. Well done Garret and thanks so much for sharing your experience and knowledge so succinctly. It is a great course and I am really pleased that I signed up for it.

Your videos are really good.

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Garrett, First let me tell you how pleased I am with the money I spent for your intro to welding program. I am very sceptical of these types of offers because I have been disappointed in the past, but your videos are really good. At first I was not sure about the short length of each video, but now I kind of like it, as it makes it easy to find a specific topic without having to go through a long video to get to it. I just purchased my first mig welder. I would very much like to get your advanced program, but I have run out of funds for this paycheck. I hope the offer will still be there when I get paid in two weeks. Thanks again!

Your courses are Gold!

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Your courses are Gold and even if I would have to pay twice for taking them over later "I'd be as happy as a sissy in boystown to do so.

This is the foundation I was looking for.

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5 5 1
I'm new to welding and very happy that I found your site. I'm a "hands on" type of guy and if something breaks or needs repaired then I try to fix it myself. I'm on YouTube doing research if I'm not for certain on how to fix it. Anyway, I've always wanted to learn how to weld and by accident I came across your site. Very informative information for the beginner. Like anything that's new you have to practice, but you need a good foundation first. This is the foundation that I was looking for and I'm ready to weld! I was actually thinking about taking a welding class at a Junior College in my area many years ago, but I never did due to work and family. Glad I came across your course. This is what I needed! Thanks Garrett!!!

Thank you for all your great advice.

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I would like to tell you how much I am learning through viewing your videos. I am a beginner and have been fascinated by welding. I now have the time after retiring from 38 years of teaching. Again thank you for ALL your GREAT advice on the videos.

Many thanks to Garrett's teaching.

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A very good and informative course. I have not welded in a very long time, and that was with stick welding. I have just now purchased a Lincoln Electric 180 dual mig welder (110-220V). It was always very messy (slag & spatter) probably because I didn't know proper electrode sizes and heat ranges. Your courses have helped fill a lot of blanks for me with proper techniques, heat/material thickness settings, layout and fabrication information. I have completed my first project with my Lincoln mig welder, however it was flux core because I haven't purchase the argon cylinder yet. My first project was a weld cart. I had watched others build there's and then I watched you building one. My plans came about from a number of ideas from a number of people. I created a two level cart because I have an old Lincoln 225 cracker box (stick) welder and my new Lincoln welder. My cart has turned out much better than I thought it would, especially considering it was with flux core.Many thanks to Garrett's teaching and instructional videos. I will continue with his teaching to further improve my welding techniques and to help make my projects a much better outcome! Thanks again! Gary

The video instruction was clear and simple.

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I have read books and tried other methods and this is by far the best method of learning mig outside the classroom I have come across. The video instruction was perfect, clear and simple to understand. I have recommended this course to my friends. I couldn't be happier. Thank You!

I heartily recommend the Make Money Welding courses.

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I have not welded in a very long time, and that was with oxy/acetelyne. I am just now purchasing a Miller 141 welder (110V) and intend to use it in the restoration of a 1965 Corvair. For example, I need to replace all 4 quarter-panels. I have perused many web tips on MIG welding, but having completed Garrett's course, I have much more confidence to proceed. I will practice much, of course, before making my first tack weld on the car. (Maybe we can get Garrett to put together an auto-body panel-welding tutorial, as well. That would be grand.) Anyway, I heartily recommend the MakeMoneyWelding courses.

Very Clear and Very Helpful

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i can weld, but i learned a lot. mostly i used ark welding and it is very similar. very aging. it is a lot more encouraging than starting rod ark welding.it was very clear and helpful. thanks

I am very pleased

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I am very pleased i purchased your course i am learning a lot from your videos i have been enjoying watching them i am new to welding thanks Garrett

Helped me very much!

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Hey Garret Thank you very much,,you videos helped me very much from now I start do something on my own because you let me know how I can do many thing ,,good one thank you again

Would Give It 10 Stars If I Could

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I give the coarse 5 Stars but would give it 10 if I could. I knew little to nothing about welding but wanted to start making some Yard Art and furniture. Bought the welder and ran across Garrett's program on YouTube. I thought the sign up process was a little confusing - could be simplified. I felt a little like the late night vacuum sales pitch and it made me nervous but for the price I decided to give it a try and IT IS THE BEST tutorial I have seen. I would learn a few things and go running to the garage to try them out. After each video you can write comments or ask questions and Garrett gets right back to you. I don't think Garrett lets his coarse go stagnant, it is not just running and collecting $$ like a lot of web sites do. I have only belonged for a couple weeks but looks like he updates and improves the videos and takes comments seriously. He is a good teacher, explains things well. I really do not have any negatives about the course, not sure where I would have been without it. Thank You!!

You covered so many areas I had questions about!

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Excellent on-line course. I've been working on a motorcycle project and had reached a point where I needed some welding done. Project had stalled because I was afraid to tackle the welding. Saw your web site and glad I did! Can't wait to get into the shop and start practicing!!! Feel confident I can get it done thanks to your info. You covered so many areas that I had questions about. I would highly recommend this to any beginner that needs the basics to get started.

Money Well Spent

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Hey Garrett, Very good course! I had taken another on-line welding course that I paid $199 for, and got nothing but frustration out of it. I was just about to give up and sell my MIG welder on craigslist when I came across your course. After watching your promo videos and reading the reviews, I figured I would give it a shot. It was money well spent! Your simplistic approach and "behind the lens" videos taught me what I needed to do. I watched the videos over a two day span, and went out to the garage to practice and was laying down some impressive beads. What you teach and how you teach it, just makes sense. Instead of selling my MIG welder, I am now looking forward to making projects. Wish I would have found you earlier! Thank-you!!

Garrett covers every nut and bolt

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I am totally new to welding. I have done a little torch brazing on bicycle frames but that is about it. I am overweight so I thought that I would build a recummbent tricycle frame so that I could ride. I started with no weld plans but moved to low temperature gas aluminum soldering/brazing. My frame is sort of cobbled together but there are filler rod puddles and drips everywhere and some of the parts are actually melted. It is hugely frustrating when the parts that you brazed before start to melt apart when you work on the other side of the joint. And it takes forever to do (15-25 minutes to get hot enough to melt the filler rod). I think that it is time to move on from gas brazing to MIG. Garrett's course is great because he takes that time to cover every nut and bolt of the process. The low temperature gas aluminum brazing actually worked very well when only joining two pieces of aluminum together but is horrible when you try to work on a vertical joint. I am looking forward to the rest of Garrett's course. Thanks.

Amazing Program!

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From what I have seen and read thus far, this is quite the quintessential beginners MIG Welding course. Each module leads one on the path of knowledge and the information contained is concise and easily digested. Really looking to commencing my adventure into the world of MIG welding with the HUGE assistance of this amazing program. Purchased a MIG/TIG/STICK-3 way welder 200Amp Inverter. Can't get started on my welding just yet as the all important Helmet has not yet turned up. When I have some experience under my belt I will report back further but feel confident that all will be as it should be - can't wait!

Easy To Understand

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Hi Garrett, Excellent course!!! I went through all modules in a week. I liked how each module in broken down in short videos. It made the information easy to understand and go back over again with ease if needed. I liked when you showed the welding procedures done behind the welders shield best, it made it easier to see the weld bead. I am a lot more comfortable now with the whole process, from start to finish. My first project will be to fix my fathers skid plates on his snow plow before we get a big snow storm. Thanks

Your videos helped me with an auto-body course

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Garrett, Your videos helped me with a auto-body course I am taking. a good review of the basics. Thanks.

Your videos have helped me considerably

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Garrett your Instruction Videos have helped me Considerably I am only using Gasless wire and Practicing while building my Projects at home. My Grinder is getting used less often thanks to you as I am my Harshest critic I'm not making money as yet. Though I have already Built my Front fence and getting Complemented on it an repaired my Elderly Neighbours Gate. So Thanks Mate I Hope you have more Instructional Video's to come

One of the best purchases I ever made!

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Garrett, you're the man. the videos are awesome and are so easy to follow and understand. this is by far one of the best purchases i ever made. i already made my money back doing some side jobs.

Garrett, the videos are great

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Garrett the videos are great so far this is my first time ever playing around with a welder so far i took flat steel just lay some beads that all right but videos making it easier to do it ,i can;t wait to start welding some frame tubes on the race car

Brilliant Mate!

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I am new to mic welding the way the videos have been presented and no hold back information you have passed on to us is b brilliant mate. I cannot wait till i make use of the practises you have shown me to use . I am feeling that confident about mig welding now and implement your teaching. You Coverage from introduction, importance of the safety factor apparel gas helmits etc.The one that interested me is fcaw because most of my welding I will be doing will be outdoor ..You have definatly pointed me in the right direction . Can't wait till you cover stainless steel welding and alaminium projects.

Really good stuff

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I am really enjoying the course.. I love the fact that I can now listen to pro welders talk and actually already understand a lot of what they are talking about.. Really Good Stuff! Looking forward to moving ahead with the course.

Your videos and explantions are excellent

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Garrett, After a week, I am now nearly through the second module. Your videos and explanations are excellent up to this point. My next step is to get out and practice what you have showed me, which is my priority this week. I have a car I am restoring and plan to weld in some patch panels on the body as a first real project.

I have nothing but good things to say

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I have nothing but good things to say about Garrett and his series of video's. This is exactly what I was looking for as a newbie welder. Having last welded in high school some 40 years ago I felt inadequate trying my hand at mig. Garrett's video's helped me make that transition. I agree with another poster that I would like to see more close up video from behind the mask but I understand that this is quite difficult to achieve. Great video's, keep up the good work Garrett.

Well designed

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I thought your presentations were well designed. However, I would like to see instructions on how to control heat distortion. Nice weld on the tube to tube but the tubes did not remain flat!

Great Course!

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5 5 1
Great course !! I liked the info provided for set up of the welder and video instruction for different beads and technique. Great Job !!!!

I have enjoyed the videos

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hi garrett I have enjoyed the video that I have watched. I haven't been able to get to the real coarse yet just too many things going on right now but ill get there. from what I have already watched I like what I see and I am sure it will be of great value to me. thanks again. jerry

I see now the mistakes I was making

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I will have to give you a better review when I go all the way through the course. I got a welder and your course for a specific purpose but I see now that I didn't have enough basic information to do what I wanted to do. I am really not sure what the problem was but I keep blowing through the metel and I have the heat on 1 and the feed on 7. Later.

I am very happy with the purchase

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I am very happy with the purchase and I have learnt a lot of new things but still have a lot more to learn Thank you very much for the course.

This is a great product

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Thanks Garrett. This is a great product and very well done. It was definitely worth the money and I have already improved my welding skills drastically. Thanks!

Garrett, your course is great

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Garrett, It's been a week since I purchased the 90 Minute MIG Mastery and already I knows Butt Joint, Lap Joint, T Joint and Corner Joint. I am of the opinion that I will be a professional welder very soon. Thanks your course is great.

I have learned alot

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I liked all the detailed information that was in all the videos. What I would have liked to have seen all the welding shots behind the lens and up close. I have learned a lot from your videos and what I was doing wrong. Thank You, Garrett

Your course is worth every penny!

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Your course is great and worth every penny + you are a natural teacher. This the sort of course that was needed to allow people who do not have the time or money (that would be me) to get involved a by Text-Enhance">college program. Thanks for making learning how to MIG weld available to anyone who wants to learn this valuable skill!

Great way for beginners to start welding

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The videos are a great way for any beginner to get the necessary information to start welding. I look forward to more videos from Garrett.

Excellent videos to get the beginner started

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Being that I am new to welding, these videos have been very informative. They definitely pointed me in the right direction and I have been able to successfully practice welding butt joints,t joints, lap joints, and corner joints. Keep in mind, I never welded in my life. These are excellent videos to get the beginner welder started. I can't wait to perfect my welding joints so that I can start on some welding projects.

90 Minute Mig Mastery and fabricating

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Great video's, easy for the beginner to understand.

90 Minute Mig Mastery and fabricating

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5 5 1
Great course, gives me the confidence to set up my welder correctly to get great welds. The techniques you show are easy to follow.. Thank You!

Great course!

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Garrett, I am currently enjoying your course! Great course! Many thanks!

Very well executed training videos

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Garrett, Very well executed training videos - the tips I am sure will prove invaluable. Watched them last night until after midnight - lol.

Mig course

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I have been enjoying the course immensely, After finally deciding to break down & try it. I'm not new to welding by any means, nor am I new to mig, but it has been a while, about 10 years. S I got machine set up to try as a mig after some messinge with flux core some, I swapped the leads and proceeded to lay some beads, it came back quickly, but something wasn't right, well some checking revealed that the machine came set up for mig, that may explain the slightly erratic flux core operation too, after swapping the leads I laid another bead, it was perfect.

Great Basic Course

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5 5 1
Overall was well presented. One thing I noticed is you didn't show how to hold the vertical plate in the t-joint in place while you did the tack welds.

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How This MIG Welding Newbie Cut His Learning Curve In Half!

He slammed his MIG welding gun on the table…

SC*EW this!

“How can it be this difficult?”

Mark and his wife Michelle were about to celebrate their 20 year anniversary in 2 weeks, and he really wanted to surprise her with something special.

They were NOT rich by any means.

In fact, Mark's day job at the chemical plant just outside Houston TX (where he'd been working for almost 20 years), barely paid him enough to support his wife and 2 daughters Kate and Kristin.

They lived on a shoestring budget, but they were happy nonetheless.

Michelle worked as a hair stylist 6 days a week at her salon, and on Sunday's she picked up random hair cutting jobs around their community to help supplement their income.

With their house payment, car payments, monthly bills, and saving for their daughters college, it was back-breaking. They barely managed to "eek" out a living in their tiny 2 bedroom home.

While Mark couldn't afford to give much to his wife, he wanted to give her a gift that would last forever, and something that came from his heart.

He remembered the magazine clipping she showed him of an ornamental gate for her tomato garden, but they both knew it was too expensive.

So, he wanted to build it from scratch for her. He had never welded a day in his life, but he was determined to learn how so he could surprise her.

Little did she know he'd been mowing lawns each Sunday when she was out cutting hair.

At $25 a lawn, he worked tirelessly all day, slaving away in the Summer heat until he finally  saved enough money to buy a cheap MIG welder.

He got a great deal on one for $140, and spent the remaining cash on a $30 helmet.

His challenge now was to learn how to use it, while keeping it a secret from Michelle until their anniversary.

After plugging his machine in the first day, and setting it up, he was a bit scared and unsure. "Can I really do this, or will I injure myself. Maybe I should pay someone to build it."

He reluctantly went ahead and put on his welding helmet. He flipped down the lens, and pulled the MIG gun trigger.

When he lifted his helmet to see the final result, what he saw shocked him.

It looked like bird poop.

So, he tried again.

He flipped his helmet down and pulled the trigger...

Again, bird poop.

He tried 3 more times...

Bird poop...

Bird poop...

Bird poop...

He messed with the wire speed and voltage for a bit and tried for a 6th time.

Again, Bird poop.

Finally, with his jugular vein bulging out of his neck, and with the rage of a cornered tiger, he slammed the MIG gun on the table...

"SC*EW this! This is stupid!"

He thought about how easy it looked for those people on TV, and started to wonder if he needed to attend a welding school just to learn.

"Why can't I figure this out? Am I wasting my time, or just plain stupid?"

It reminded him of the time his own father made him feel stupid for getting married right out of high school, and making him feel like a constant disappointment.

That feeling he got motivated him to do what he did next.

He was determined to learn how to use his MIG welder, so he went online and Googled "How to MIG weld".

He came across makemoneywelding.com.

After reading many of the articles, he discovered my free MIG Welding Mastery guide that teaches beginners the secrets to learning MIG welding fast.

He was pleasantly surprised to find that there was a free video training course along with the free report.

It answered so many questions he had, and by the second video he was jumping out of his skin to go practice what he learned.

He immediately discovered why his welds looked like bird poop, why his machine was feeding erratically, and even how to fabricate his first project.

The next day was D-Day. He strolled out to his garage, and followed the steps I gave him.

He pulled the trigger and heard what sounded like a perfect weld being made, but he couldn't tell until he looked.

So, he lifted his helmet, and to his amazement, his weld didn't look like bird poop.

In fact, it looked as good as a weld made by an automated robot.

He practiced for a while and it was now easy for him to lay great welds. His fear was now completely gone. After I showed him how to fabricate his first project, he started building the ornamental gate for his wife's tomato garden.

With just 2 days to go until their anniversary, Mark made the final touches to his project. A little grinding, smoothing, painting, and it was complete.

On the day of their anniversary, Mark blindfolded Michelle and led her to the garden.

"Don't open your eyes until I say so."

"Ok" She replied

"Ready?"

"Yes"

"Ok, open your eyes", he replied.

"Oh, my. That's amazing! Where did you get the money for this?", she replied.

"I didn't buy it, I built it", he replied.

"You don't know how to weld. How on earth did you do that?"

"I paid for the welder with extra money I made from mowing lawns while you were working, and I taught myself" he replied.

"I love it", she replied, and presented him with a gift, too. It was the new bbq pit he'd been wanting.

"I've been working every Sunday to get it for you" she replied.

The next week he was welding in some new floorboards for his broken down 1974 Jeep CJ5. He loved his new hobby.

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