Whenever someone or the other takes their first tentative steps into the world of welding, there are quite a few really grievous kinds of errors that end up preventing them from doing it effectively once all has been said and is now out of the way. Some of these errors are so egregious that they may very well cost you your life, or they might alternatively give you some kind of an injury that you would really struggle to overcome in the coming years and there is a chance that they would incapacitate you to boot.
The best case scenario that you can hope for if you make welding mistakes is that your finished product would look very amateurish to say the least, but we feel like the most common mistakes that people make in this regard have more to do with their gear. The reason behind this is that there are a lot of examples of newbie welders that don’t use the appropriate kind of safety gear, and this makes them more prone to injuries than might have been the case otherwise.
You can’t start welding without getting the face helmet on so that you can protect yourself from the high levels of heat that is required to make welding a real life possibility. What’s more is that you need gloves otherwise your hands will start to scald and burn, and suffice it to say that you would not be able to continue your welding career if your hands are injured in such a severe manner. These are mistakes that could cost you your career so you would do well to be cognizant of them.