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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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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C02 or Argon/C02 Mix For MIG Welding?

In the sports world, fans love getting into heated arguments over who’s the best player in the game. It becomes really exciting when they try comparing players from different eras. At the end of it all, neither party ever agrees, except to disagree. The Welding World has their ongoing arguments, too: what gas is the […]

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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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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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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 […]

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A Few Brands That We Are Proud To Carry

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