Welding Fix Of The Day: TIG Welding Water Hoses

TIG Welding Water Hose

My trusty Miller 180SD TIG machine started leaking coolant out of the torch hose to the water-cooler. Anyone else have a TIG welding water hose suddenly start leaking when not in use for a while?

This machine does not see much service & the leak was not caused by overheating or lack of coolant flow. This is a good example of doing periodic maintenance to insure your rig is ready to rock when you need it!

The torch is equipped with “SuperFlex” TIG welding hoses, but they don’t last forever & should be inspected every few weeks to check for any sings of moisture in the braiding material that covers the rubber tubing.

If you feel dampness, replace the hoses promptly! #tigwelding #tig #welding #welder #millerwelders #weldlikeapro #arczone #maintenance via Instagram

Is Your TIG Welding Torch Subpar?

Practical Welding Today coverA quality weld starts with a quality TIG Welding Torch, which means quality materials manufactured by reputable companies who value craftsmanship.

In our latest article, “What’s inside your GTAW torch?:  What you don’t know about torch components could hurt your weld”  for Practical Welding Today‘s March/April 2016 issue, we give you the run-down on what to look for in a quality torch, and what to look for in your torch before you lay your first bead.

And check out the cover of Practical Welding Today!  That’s  Nick Mishler from Mishler Made Fabrication in Michigan–one of the AZ Pro Partners!

Here’s some highlights from the article:

“Even if you have a top-quality GTAW torch, you’ll want to make sure you do a preweld check before embarking on any high-purity welding.”

TIG Welding Torch Cutaway View

This TIG torch is from a sales kit that Arc-Zone’s Jim Watson used to carry around back when he worked for Weldcraft

Check Your TIG Welding Torch

Regular inspection of your TIG torch will ensure a quality weld and minimize the opportunity for atmosphere contamination, inconsistent gas flow, gas and water leaks,  This is especially important in high-purity welding applications.

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As Seen on Instagram – March 2016

Here’s a roundup of all the welding action on Instagram. Check out some cool fabrication tools, incredible TIG welds, and welding industry news.  You’ll also find info on product launches, updates on Arc-Zone Pro Partner activities, and a look at what our customers are up to in the weld shop or out in the field.

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Keep your grinder accessible while you’re welding.  This Ultimate Grinder Rest holds your grinder and the accessories on one convenient, compact, portable rest that mounts onto your welding table.

Grinder Rest for Welding

Now Available on www.Arc-Zone.com starting at $14.95 🔥 The ultimate Grinder Rest stores your grinder and its accessories in one convenient spot for easy access. Available with a Magnetic or C-Clamp Base! #WeldLikeAPro #ArcZone #StrongHandTools

 

TIG Welding Eye Candy

Check out @mquinones1989 –welder outta Mesa, Arizona getting into a tricky position.  Ya gotta weld where ya gotta weld!  At Arc-Zone we can’t get down & dirty for you, but we can help you with all the accessories you need to weld pipe from purge gas equipment to remote amperage controls so you can get the job done!

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Another day at the office with @mquinones1989 😎 #PipelineWelder #WeldLikeAPro

 

Arc-Zone PRO Partner Roundup

From Joe Welder: the Ultimate PRO Partner.  The Monster Nozzle is one of our most popular TIG cups.  We offer them in a variety of sizes, either solo or in a kit so you can Weld Like A PRO!  Stay tuned for Monster product additions coming soon…  The Proof is in the Puddle!

Monster TIG Nozzle for Welding

Monster TIG nozzles! We introduced the first Monster™ #16, 1″ (25mm) flooding cup way back in 2004! We’ve been working hard on a complete line in sizes #12, 14, 16 all the way up to #24 (shown on right). We are also developing & testing a couple of diffuser options. Look for more updates soon! #weldlikeapro #arczone #welding #tigwelding #welder #tig #tigonly #innovation #quality

 

Until next time… Follow Arc-Zone on Instagram and get inspired! Or follow me @TheJoeWelder and link up with our PRO Partners:

@joaniebutler
@mishler_made_fab
@jalumo_1973
@wicked_welding
@coldhardart

Welding Fix Of The Day: CK MT200 TIG welding machine

CK MT200 TIG welding machine

Look for the CK MT200/AC/DC TIG welding machine un-pack & setup video dropping tomorrow in the “Metal Mashup” Email & on our YouTube channel. Not signed up for the MM email? Join tens of thousands of metalworking pro’s & head over to www.arc-zone.com & sign up now, you’ll be glad you did. #weldlikeapro #arczone #tigweld #tigwelding #welding #ckworldwide #welder #metalworking #metalfab #metalart #weldinglife #joewelder #weldshop #weldingmachine via Instagram

Welding Fix Of The Day : Monster Nozzle for TIG Welding

Monster Nozzle for TIG Welding

Monster TIG nozzles!

We introduced the first Monster™ Nozzles for TIG welding  #16, 1″ (25mm) flooding cup way back in 2004! We’ve been working hard on a complete line in sizes #12, 14, 16 all the way up to #24 (shown on right).
We are also developing & testing a couple of diffuser options. Look for more updates soon! #weldlikeapro #arczone #welding #tigwelding #welder #tig #tigonly #innovation #quality via Instagram

Welding Fix Of The Day ♕

Honored to have our article on “What’s Inside Your GTAW Torch” featured in Practical Welding Today! Icing on the cake is to get the cover photo, this pic shows Nick from @mishler_made_fab throwin down sweet SS coupon weld in the @arc_zone Ultimate Weldshop👍🏻 Check out the publication, or online here: www.thefabricator.com Enjoy💥#weldlikeapro #arczone #welding #metalfab #covershot #welder #tigwelding via Instagram