How Much Time Should You Spend Fixing A Problem?

A University undergraduate student was hired for the summer to work at a lab for PhD candidates. Soon after the student started his job, he left the country for 6 weeks. A staff member noticed the student was on the payroll, but no one could remember ever seeing him. An investigation started and they found […]

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Welding 101

Tensile strength is a measurement of the force required to pull something such as rope, wire, or a structural beam to the point where it breaks. Yield strength – The stress a material can withstand without permanent deformation. This is not a sharply defined point. Yield strength is the stress which will cause a permanent […]

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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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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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Welding Information Systems

Baseball fans love watching their favorite player hitting a home run. Of course, they prefer seeing a grand slam: the maximum number of runs (4) with 1 swing of the bat. If you’re doing those things on a consistent basis, there are certain people who’ll be lining up to pay you large sums of money. […]

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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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A Few Brands That We Are Proud To Carry

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