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is it worth it?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dewey, Apr 22, 2001.

  1. dewey

    dewey Registered Member

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    $225 for a welding class that "certifies" you...Something about welding in three different positions.. all equipment supplied. If i'm gonna get another full size jimmy....well, you know the rest. My question is, is this class worth it, or should i just continue making hunting tree stands for the practice...

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  2. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    It wouldn't be to me, but I have no need for a certification. I know I'm a hack already. It would be nice to have some professional guidance....I just need the $200 fro my truck!

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  3. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    i wouldn't do it. If you can find someone willing to teach you how to do it, thats the way to go. My friends dad taught me how to, helped me on my floor and trailer. From what I learned and the supplies I used, its definately not worth $220. I'm no master, but so far its been pretty easy.

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  4. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Hey if it's something you want then yeah it is....I don't have anyone to teach me how to weld. I'm gonna take a class to learn how to do it. It's gonna cost me $150. I look at it this way. For 4 months I have access to every welding tool I could ever need. I can learn from someone who knows what they are doing and see what I like to use the best to weld without having to buy some welder that sucks or won't work for me. Not to mention it's better for me to learn for that cost then to try it on my own and pay a fat bill when I burn myself or something because I am not sure of something! I say go for it if you think in the long run it'll help you and if you don't have the option of someone who can teach you.....

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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    IF you pan on doing a lot of welding alot, I think it would worth it unless you know someone that will teach you for free.

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    It's hard to advise you on this without having taken the class. Try to talk to someone who has completed the class and get their opinion. Ask if they really learned how to weld, or was it just a certification mill. Also, is the instructor to student ratio good. You don't want 75 students and one instructor. I would say 10 students per instructor...15 max. Good luck.

    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
  7. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    if you have the money i say go 4 it

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    Might as well spend the money and get the knowledge that will last you a lifetime. IMHO

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    if you plan to do welding for a livin youll need to be certified.is this a class or a cert. test??if its a class id say take it!youll get to play w/ a tig welder[​IMG]and its knowledge youll always have.

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