Five Minute Fridays

Five Minute Fridays

43 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 - Five Minute Friday EP43

    Episode 1

    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 2

    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 3

    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 4

    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 5

    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 6

    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 7

    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 8

    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 9

    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 10

    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 11

    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 12

    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 13

    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...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP30 "Cold"

    Episode 14

    Thank you for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking about something I've recently thought differently about. During one job I had I started looking at these as tools and not just common everyday items. Maybe after watching this one you might think differently, too. At least that is the ...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP29 "Old School"

    Episode 15

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking about how sometimes you just need some old school tech to get the job done. I ran into a problem at my job and knew just what I needed. These are great to have at least one in your shop! Hope it helps! Have a great weekend!

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP28 "90 Degrees"

    Episode 16

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking Tig torch angles today! This can be a game changer for some of you. The relationship between the torch and the filler wire angle can really make a big difference! Hope this one helps you a bit. Have a great weekend and shoot me your questions...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP27 "Tungsten Dips"

    Episode 17

    Thank you for checking out this week's FMF! We're talking Dipping your Tungsten this week! When should you change it? Can you run with a contaminated tip? Should you just switch it out and why are some of the things mentioned this week. Hope this helps and hope you have a great weekend!

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP26 "Cup Question"

    Episode 18

    Thank you for checking out this FMF! This week I'm answering a question about Tig cup sizes that I saw in the comments. Hope this answers the question and helps you too! Thanks everyone. Have a great weekend!

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP25 "First Steps in Business"

    Episode 19

    Thank you for checking out this week's FMF. I'm always a little hesitant to talk about business stuff because I'm right alongside most of you or possibly behind but nonetheless here are my thoughts on the first few steps to starting your own company. If you have a question for a future FMF plea...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP24

    Episode 20

    Hey Everyone! Just wanted to say something that is important to me! Hope you don't mind this one being a little shorter than normal! If you have any questions you'd like to hear answered on a future FMF leave it in the comments below or over on the Forum FMF Thread! Thanks Everyone!

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP23 "Overkill Consumables"

    Episode 21

    This week we kind of continue the chat about Overkill but turn it to torch consumables. Comparing Edge vs Furick and others. This is just my personal opinion.

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP22 "Overkill"

    Episode 22

    Is going above and beyond overkill? That's what we're talking about this week. Sometimes you could say yes but overall I would say no and here's why! Thanks for joining in for this week's FMF! If you have a question you'd like to hear for a future FMF leave it in the comments below or over on the...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP21

    Episode 23

    This week is all about Preheat! Should you bother taking the time to do it or should you just roll with it as is? That's what we're talking about and some of the effects from preheating. Hope this helps. If you have a question you'd like to hear discussed in a future FMF leave it in the comments ...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute 'Black' Friday EP20 "Fronius"

    Episode 24

    Happy Black Friday! For this week's FMF I was asked about why I went with Fronius. Thought this would be a good way to explain my thoughts on the matter. Hope you enjoy it! Watch till the end! Have a great weekend. If you have any questions you'd like to hear answered on a future FMF please leave...