Originally Posted by frontrange
Since the original poster like most of the rest of us hasn't taken several hundred hours of weld schooling, a couple of hours of instruction by a professional before sticking things together is time and money well spent in my opinion.
If you've had hundreds of hours of professional instruction, what did you expect to get out of a 4 hour, $50 class?
I got the class for free with the purchase of my tig welder. I did not expect much from a 4 hour class. But, I feel that you can spend your money better. buy some welding wire and gas, if you use it and learn to use the welder you have and not on the cool stuff they have. I did take a plasma cutting class there, Again FREE with purchase of equipment. I had no knowledge of the process. In the end, I was glad the class was free.