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This video, with accompanying instructor’s guide, familiarizes students with tools used by welders.

Women tend to come to trades courses with less experience using tools informally and can therefore find tool identification difficult. This video will help your female (and male) students be more successful in your trades classes.
Tools of the Trade Video: Inside the Welder's Toolbox


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Item #: EDV105

Inside the Welder’s Toolbox Video:

Welding is part skill, part science and a whole lot of precautions.

This 23-minute video shows students the safe way to work with fire, gas and molten metal while also profiling the tools used by welders to perform a variety of tasks. Specific tools and equipment for OFW, GMAW, GTAW and SMAW are reviewed, along with a variety of general tools and safety items.

The video also takes a look at basic welding diagrams and pre-welding treatment of materials. The DVD concludes by highlighting resources that are available to those interested in becoming welders.

The DVD comes with a downloadable instructor’s guide featuring educational standards, vocabulary, discussion questions and project ideas for your students!

Topics Covered

  • History of Welding Techniques
  • Identifying Metals
  • Proper Welding Attire and Gear
  • Safety Precautions
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Components and Equipment of Welding Processes
  • Welding Career Opportunities and Resources

Instructor's Guide

The 26-page instructor’s guide helps you prepare your students before they view the video, assist them as they view it and present follow-up activities to reinforce the key learning objectives:

  • Identifying and understanding basic safety standards used when welding, including proper attire and gear, and how to work safely when welding.
  • Explaining various ways to help identify metals.
  • Identifying the general tools used during welding.
  • Identifying the three main welding processes of SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW, including their alternate names and acronyms, main components and equipment, advantages and disadvantages, and additional safety precautions to consider for each specific welding process.

Recognizing and exploring welding career opportunities.

Video Clip Note

While the narrator and demonstrators are mostly male, this DVD will help all of your students, female and male, develop the basic introductory skills they need to succeed.

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Tools of the Trade Video: Inside the Welder's Toolbox


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Item #: EDV105

Video Details:

Run time: 23 minutes total
Grade level: High School, Two-Year College
Format: DVD
Note: This DVD and Instructor’s Guide correlate to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act).

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