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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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, […]

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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 […]

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A Few Brands That We Are Proud To Carry

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