Rear Side Narrowing. Brazing or Welding?

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    I narrowed my rear seat back for the mini tubs and its all ready to go back together. Of course the issue is I don't weld. To connect these rods together, would brazing work and hold?
     
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    Brazing is just as strong as welding. I think if you took some rod the same size as what the seat rods are and used that alongside the joint to join the pieces it should work fine.
     
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    Every time I use my Hobart Handler 210 I am "should have bought a welder 20 years ago vs 7. They are costly when you add in the bottle, a decent self darkening shield and some tools. If you can afford it and think you'll have further uses for it I'd recommend the the Hobart Handler 140, factory refurbished @ Hobart is $469. I am surrounded by refurbished tools, computers, stereo equipment, press washer, chain saw, hedge trimmer, and have had zero issues with any of them. I use mine a lot, making brackets to hang stuff in garage, corner braces for my 8' tall fence, fixing stuff for friends, it comes in handy. Stick with a Lincoln, Hobart or Miller, parts will always be easily available, I'd never cheap out on a welder. But your idea of brazing will work, or check Facebook Marketplace, there is a guy local to me who does welding on the side. I'm lucky, in my years driving a concrete truck I would constantly come across scrap steel, I'd pick up everything, has come in handy. If you got a metal mart in your area it is best to just get a selection of round, bar and angle to have on hand, beats prices at Lowes. I got tons of angle around, our maintenance guys would order a bunch for repair at concrete plant then leaveft over laying around to rust. Heck they left a 1/4" thick plate 4 x 3 feet, yup went home with me after a few months of it sitting there.
     
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    After I bought my Mig Welder, my HS welding courses were not accepted as a prereq for a night school Mig course. I needed both Acetylene and Arc to get into the Mig course. So I took Acetylene and Arc which was one course then signed up for a Mig course which was a split class with Tig. After I completed my Mig hand in project the instructor said I could try Tig if I wanted to. Yup, I found it difficult to control my foot and both hands. I kept buggering the Tig tip which needed me to head over to the bench grinder to form a new tip. IMO, the night courses were a great way to learn the correct way to weld.
     
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    Anyone recommend a beginner cost effective helmet?
     
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    You want an auto darkening helmet that has an adjustable DIN setting knob. Mine cost less than $100 on sale. Mig is set to 10, any higher you won’t see your weld.
    I also use my helmet and acetelene glasses to watch the eclipes.
     

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