How To Get The Most Out Of Your Used Equipment

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Used Equipment: A chap sees an advert in a pet shop window for a talking centipede, priced at $1000. Thinking he’s found a bargain, he buys it and takes it home in a box. After about 30 minutes, he opens the box and politely asks if the […]

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Keys To Improving TIG Welding

When you start learning how to TIG weld, there are two things that are going to happen to you. One, you’re going to learn a big word: ambidextrous. Two, you’re going to take an eye examination with your welding hood on. In the latter, you must score high (“cheaters” are allowed – inside joke). And […]

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Welding Positioners

Some folks are having trouble finding love for their banks so possibly this story is for them: Bankers are nervously peering over the shoulder of the guys who are wearing T shirts to the office and spinning pencils between their fingers while staring into their computer screens. These modern day Robin Hoods are figuring out how they will […]

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Quality Welds

  One day a gentleman came into our shop looking for a fillet gage. He needed it for his course on how to examine welds. His company built a product that required some components to be made by a local welding shop. Unfortunately, there was inconsistent quality in these “farmed out” welded parts. When a […]

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The Welding Salesman

Some companies can be accused of not knowing what’s going on in their welding department. There are a variety of reasons why that’s true. Welding isn’t a big part of their business (e.g. its done for maintenance). Management’s expertise isn’t well versed in the welding process (e.g., not many universities teach welding engineering). And 99% of the population is never exposed to welding. So […]

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Plasma Cutters – Lightning In A Bottle

“Capturing lightning in a bottle” Plasma cutters come very close to fulfilling that saying. One of the natural forms of plasma is lightning; and scientists have figured out how to create plasma in a torch handle (does that count for a bottle?). There are several good reasons for owning a plasma cutter. 1. It can cut things an […]

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Cylinder Carts

Cylinder Carts: Your Must-Have Trusty Workhorse The other day one of our salesmen was telling us about a project he had done in welding school: cut a small circle outof scrap steel. The test for determining how good you are at cutting is rolling your circle down the hallway. (That’s an exam a little child […]

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A Few Brands That We Are Proud To Carry

  • miller
  • victor
  • esab
  • avesta
  • hypertherm
  • hobart
  • walter
  • weldmark