Several advances in welding have occurred since this book was first published - among them a variety of new processes, fuels, equipment, supplies, and techniques designed to make welding safer and easier. All of these developments have been incorporated into this second edition of "The Welder's Bible" - aimed at beginners and experienced welders. Don Geary tells novices how to begin working productively with welding equipment. He describes how to identify and use various metals, select tools and gases, put together a welding toolkit, work with fluxes and solder, employ special brazing techniques - even how to assemble a fully functional home workshop. Although he devotes an entire chapter to safety, Geary stresses it throughout the book, outlining all the hazards of welding and the precautions welders should take.