I came all the way up from TX to take the full boat of Arc Academy welding classes., and I could not possibly be more HAPPY with my experience! I would do it again in a heartbeat, & I'm planning on coming back for the Fab class when I can!!! 10/10 5-star Experience!!
TIG1 2 with Stephen was every bit as awesome as MIG1&2 w Curtis., I mean I love the staff at this place, they have done an incredible job hiring and staffing the instructors, they are all Top notch professionals!! Stephen is the ultimate owner/GM, so I'm sure he deserves a lot of the credit for that.., it was also cool to take classes directly with the guy who created the place as he was the guy I had already seen on many of the Arc Academy & Miller Welders videos! I won't go too far into detail, but I had a case of extreme food poisoning the night before the TIG classes, I actually was still so sick the next day I had to leave after the TIG 1 class., Stephen was so incredibly cool and gracious about the whole ordeal, that he found a way to work in time the next day for me to be able to come back & he covered everything I had missed in TIG 2., now THAT is Above & Beyond the call of duty, and for that I am extremely grateful!!
As far as the TIG classes themselves, another total home run., very in depth information as to the process of setting up the machine front to back, adjusting gas pressure, setting up for the correct metal thickness, different gas caps, electrodes, and we learned how to run various TIG beads in various positions, fusion TIG, lay-wire, using filler material, "stacking dimes" etc, as well as some incredible pedal control exercises that I thought were awesome and really helped a person dial in personal control on the fly of their amperage. As with Curtis, Steve was very cool in taking time to answer and address any questions/challenges anyone in class was having. Can't possibly give Stephen a high enough review, just totally rocked it man, and really helped make my experience one for the books! Looking forward to seeing you again hopefully sooner than later!