One should have sufficient knowledge about welding
specifications that influence the choice of welding equipments. If you are fusing on thick metals, it needs more amperage compare to thin sheet material, and welding instrument that is of high amperage usually cost more. Some other consumables such as, tips, nozzles, gas, wire and cable are also needed for various types of welding and enhance the equipment price. Make a list and note down all sort of metals that you will need to weld in future. They can be an array of metals starting from sheet metal or aluminum, carbon steel to stainless. The list of material can even contain other metals such as bronze, copper or titanium. You should also note down the thickness of the metals that you are going to fuse because thickness of material will conclude the power constraint of the welding instrument. Keep in mind that if the machine has more power then the cost will be higher, hence don't misjudge your requirements. Try to do an extensive research to find out the different types of welding equipment currently available. Browse through internet and seek advice from sales people of any hardware supply store at your locality. Always select welding equipment that has the magnitude multiplicity, if you will be performing various kinds of fusing activities. In order to use your all the equipment carefully, you have to select the right apparel to wear while you are in work. The appropriate attire comes under the safety equipments; hence you should choose the right welding safety equipments for yourself. To protect your eyes from harmful sparkles, you should wear appropriate eye protection; hence always keep a pair of high impact security goggles in your workplace at all times. Buy a fire resistant gear; you can get this type of outfits at hardware shops or the place where you purchased your welder. If your job involves small amount of welding then you can choose a standard gear. Pick up high-top leather boot, so that you can wear them for a long period of time without melting your feet. Select a pair of gloves that made with leather and have an extended cuff expanding to the elbow. As leather is flame resistant, hence it is the best choice for gloves. Buy a welding helmet and ensure that it is comfortable for your head. Hood should not be too heavy or awkwardly designed. You have to make sure that the lenses should not be too dark for you to look out or too light to allow the rays come inside and damage your eyes.