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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Welding Curtains: An Essential Safety Tool

Yea, we both know how important it is. Here’s an excerpt from WorkSafe BC safety regulations:  12.122 Radiation protection (1) Arc welding must not be carried out unless workers who may be exposed to radiation from the arc flash are protected by adequate screens, curtains or partitions or wear suitable eye protection. (2) A screen, […]

Read more

Why You Should Care About Your Welding Hose

Why You Should Care About Your Welding Hose The lowly welding hose is usually under appreciated and overly abused. Its users are dragging it through every kind of muck and/or using it for pulling equipment around. It’s stepped on, driven on, spilled on, and left on. And yet, you are depending on it for fulfilling […]

Read more

Money Leaks

Watch your pennies and your dollars will take care of themselves. There are many ways to enjoy throwing away your money. Then there’s money you’re throwing away and getting nothing in return. One of those no payback times could be your welding gases. Gases are one of the most expensive components in the welding process. […]

Read more

Cutting and Welding with Propane

This article is originally from the IWDC Chronicles, which is a newsletter for IWDC members.  View the original article and the rest of the newsletter here. This article is by Rich Mansmann, VP of Gas Programs, “An IWDC Member had a problem with sludge build-up on the torch surfaces when using propane in a high volume preheating […]

Read more

Switching to Propane

“Can I switch from Acetylene to another fuel gas, like Propane?” Usually the main reason behind this questions is the high cost of acetylene. But not everyone switches; there are other issues besides cost, which have to be taken into consideration: If you would like to switch to a fuel gas, such as Propane, here […]

Read more

A Few Brands That We Are Proud To Carry

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