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MIG Welding Nozzles Don’t Get Any Respect

The MIG welding nozzle doesn’t get any respect. Its simple design and easy task, makes us think it can’t be very important. Therefore, we use it for a hammer, we drop it carelessly on the hard ground, and we allow it to get overheated. Even the welding wire spits at the nozzle. So, it’s hard […]

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Demystifying Gas Price Increases

One of the great mysteries in life is price increases. It’s not that we don’t receive an explanation. It’s that the explanation is the mystery. The companies, who are pumping oil out of the ground, are complaining about the low price they’re receiving: they’re losing “tons of money”. Yet, the price we’re paying at the […]

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Cleaning Stainless Steel – with Ease

“Two Army privates were hauled up before the military court charged with kicking the General in the buttocks. The 1st private was called on to explain his actions. He said, I opened the limo’s car door and stepped back to let the General in. But the General stepped on my toes! It was a reflex […]

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Air Carbon Gouging: The Right Tool, The Right Time

One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop. Choosing the right tool for the job is a great skill. It makes problem solving so much easier. You save money and become a hero; the possibilities are endless. Not all the right tools are associated […]

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Handling Cylinders: How NOT to drop BOMBS…

If you’re in the welding business (and want to make money at it), then you’re using high- pressure cylinders. If you’re using high- pressure cylinders then you’ve got a safety risk. And when you have risks, you want a plan to minimize the risk and maximize the reward… One of the ways to manage risk […]

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How Cylinder Carts Save Your Life

One of the rules in youth soccer is that before a player plays, he must be wearing shin pads. No shin pads, no playing. A new young referee is going to miss a lot of important calls in a soccer game but this is one he isn’t going to miss. It’s the one rule he […]

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Welding Inverters: Turning Newbie Welders to Pros

In late 1979, a twenty-four-year-old entrepreneur paid a visit to a research center in Silicon Valley called Xerox Parc. He was the co-founder of a small computer startup down the road, in Cupertino. His name was Steve Jobs. Apple was already one of the hottest tech firms in the country. Everyone in the Valley wanted […]

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