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Five Minute Fridays

Five Minute Fridays

54 Episodes

Now here's a real-life kind of video series that's unique to WelderSkills.com. We only bring on instructors who are down to earth and are able to articulate the down-and-dirty tips you need to improve your welding. Watch some of our instructors take a quick five minutes every Friday to answer their most common questions, and get a little window into their daily routines in the process.

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Five Minute Fridays
  • Roy Crumrine - FMF 54 "Balling Up Filler"

    Episode 1

    This week it's all about the dreaded Balling Up Filler! If you're having this problem these few tips might be just what you need. If you have a question for a future FMF or video that would help you shoot me an Email at [email protected]!

  • Roy Crumrine - FMF 53 "Threaded Holes"

    Episode 2

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking Threaded Holes! Leave the set screws in or take them out!?!

  • Roy Crumrine - FMF 52 "Dealing with Corporations"

    Episode 3

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF!! Answering a question about dealing with corporations and some of the different things you might see. This one is a little more salty than normal but real. Hope it helps. Thanks everyone!!

  • Roy Crumrine - FMF 51 "CAD"

    Episode 4

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF. We're talking CAD! Should you learn it or not? These are my thoughts. Hope you have a great weekend! If you have a question for a future FMF leave them in the comments below. Thanks!

  • Roy Crumrine - FMF 50 "Gloves"

    Episode 5

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're at home and we're talking about Gloves today! Hope this one might help you when you're picking up your next pair. Have a great weekend!

  • Roy Crumrine - FMF 49 "PTO"

    Episode 6

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! Sorry for missing last week. I was out of town on a little vacation and that's what we're talking about this week! Hope this one can help! Have a great weekend and a Safe 4th of July!!

  • Roy Crumrine - FMF 48 Distortion

    Episode 7

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking about something that every welder deals with and that's Distortion and how you can use it to your advantage. If not careful it can really mess things up too! Hope this one helps.

  • Roy Crumrine - FMF 47

    Episode 8

    Back with another FMF! This week we're talking about can the company you work for help or hurt your welding skills? This can be a touchy subject for some but one that needs to be thought about and addressed. Have a great weekend!

  • Roy Crumrine - FMF 46 "Penetration"

    Episode 9

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking about penetration this week and what are a few ways to know you're getting it. This is mainly focused on 1/8th inch aluminum because that's where the question came from! Enjoy!

  • Roy Crumrine - FMF45 "Welder's Bling"

    Episode 10

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking about welder's Bling and why I like it. Maybe you'll think about getting some for your torch, too! Hope you enjoy this one! Have a great weekend!

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP44 "It Could Happen to You"

    Episode 11

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking about something that happened to me at work that there's a possibility that it might happen to you too whether you're a pro or a hobbyist.

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP43

    Episode 12

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! Sorry I had to skip last week because of allergies killing me, but we're back with a new FMF talking about different equipment for your shop that might be outside the norm.

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP42 "Torch Switches"

    Episode 13

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! I'm trying a different mic and this was my first go with it. Going to need to dial in the settings on the recorder but it's a start! Other than that we're talking Torch Switches!

  • Roy Crumrine - FMF EP41 "Which One Are You?"

    Episode 14

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! I'd like to know which one of these people you are at the end of the day?? 1 2 or 3? Comment below your answer after watching this week's FMF!!

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP40 "Pulsing"

    Episode 15

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking about pulsing today. Have you tried it? Do you like it? When should you think about turning it on? Hope this one helps you turn on the switch and experiment. Thanks everyone!

  • Roy Crumrine - FMF EP39 "When is it time to go?"

    Episode 16

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! I'm answering/talking about a question that I got on Instagram about when is it a good time to leave a job. This is something most everyone has to deal with at some point and I hope this might help.

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP38 "Gas Flow"

    Episode 17

    This week's FMF we're talking about Gas... Mainly flow settings. I had a question come up and wanted to answer it here on a FMF so here we go! If you have a question you'd like to hear answered in a future FMF leave it in the comments below! Thanks

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP37

    Episode 18

    This week's FMF comes from a question I received on Instagram about what was the hardest weld test I've ever had to do. I thought this was a fun question and I had a good time thinking back over all the tests that have been taken over the many years!

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP36

    Episode 19

    This week's FMF we're diving a little deeper into a question I got on Instagram. This is my personal experience that I have dealt with and I hope it might shed some light on the question for you! Thanks

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP35

    Episode 20

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking about a trick you can try that will help you with not burning through on thinner materials while Tig welding. If you give this hack a try let me know! Have a great weekend everyone!!

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP34

    Episode 21

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're continuing the conversion about product development. I have two things that I wanted to share when it comes to this and hope they can help you with your ideas! If you have any questions you'd like answered

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP33

    Episode 22

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking about getting that idea out of your head! We all get great ideas for a product that would change the world and honestly never do anything with them. Why? Never know how it might just be something,

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP32

    Episode 23

    Thank you for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking about something that came up during a Tig Class I had over the weekend. That being sometimes it is the equipment you're using that could be the problem. I'll say here, just be sure to buy qualit

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP31 "AC Balance"

    Episode 24

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking AC Balance settings this week and my thoughts on if they are as important as you'd think. I honestly kind of lean on both sides of the fence with this but let me know what you think in the comments! If you have a question for a future FMF let...