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Welding Fix Of The Day: TIG Rod Guards

Pick your color! New TIG Rod Guard‘s are available in 8 colors. Store your favorite TIG Rod like a pro with colors to match your welding machine or? Coming soon to @arc_zone Look for an announcement in our next Metal Mashup™ — If you’re not familiar with our amazingly informative & fun email newsletter check out the archives at and signup— you won’t be disappointedđź’Ą #welding #weldlikeapro #arczone #tigwelding via Instagram

Miller Diversion Upgrade for Air-Cooled TIG Torches

One of the most popular entry-level welding machines on the market is the Miller Diversion® 165 and 180.  The machines have an output range of up to 180 Amps and come with a regulator/flow gauge and gas hose, a remote foot control, and a 150 Amp Weldcraft™ TIG torch with a 12.5’ cable.

Air Cooled TIG Torch upgrade for Miller Diversion welder


While the Diversion® power source is great for a small fabrication shop or for a hobbyist, when you need more functionality the standard torch just doesn’t cut it.  Many customers have contacted us asking if there was a way to connect a different TIG torch to their Diversion, and Arc-Zone responded by developing the TIG Torch Upgrade Kit. Continue reading

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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Everything You Need In ONE Welding Pro Kit

You know that getting the job done right, and on time requires that you have all the right components parts for your welding application. Here’s a look at our #1 Selling Pro Kit, the Gas Saver Pro Kit™ – It saves you up to 40% on Argon gas, delivers better puddle visibility, and reduces gas turbulence over the weld zone resulting in a more consistent weld every time.

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The New 3M Speedglas 9100XXi Helmet

Is Your Helmet Up to Speed?

The new 3M Speedglas 9100XXi welding helmet was designed to let welders spend more time concentrating on the job, and spend less time adjusting their ADFs. It’s your window to a new world of more realistic color and detail — to help you weld, grind and see your finish.

When you can’t make out all the details or distinguish colors through the auto-darkening filter of your welding shield, it can make welding more challenging. Now, a new auto-darkening filter (ADF) from 3M – incorporating next-generation optics and simplified controls – gives welders a more detailed and realistic view of the workpiece, with less of the greenish “night vision” look associated with conventional ADFs.

The 9100XXi ADF is compatible with all welding helmets in the 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet Series 9100. However, access to its grinding and memory modes requires the silver front panel included with the 9100XXi ADF kit. This panel can only be used with Speedglas helmets 9100, 9100-Air and 9100-QR.


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As Seen On Instagram May 2015

Here’s a roundup of all the welding action on Instagram: Amazing welds, industry news, 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.

Product Spotlight:   the Popular Sharpie Tungsten Grinder

Sharpie Hand-Held Tungsten Electrode Grinder for TIG WeldingIntroduced 15 years ago, the Sharpie Tungsten Grinder remains one of our most popular welding accessories (along with our comprehensive line up of TIG Torches from top manufacturers like CK Worldwide and Weldcraft).  If you’re looking for an easy-to-use, portable and reliable hand-held tungsten grinder then set your sights on the Sharpie PRO Kit to make sure you’ve got all the accessories you’ll need in one sturdy kit box. The Sharpie™ Weld Like a Pro Kit Includes our most popular accessory items:  the .040″ (1.0mm) collet and a replacement double-sided diamond grinding wheel, for just $50.00–saving 25% over the price you’d pay if you purchased each of these extras separately.  You also get the industry leading technical guides  “How-to-Select Tungsten Electrodes” and “How-to-Grind Tungsten Electrodes” along with the complete operations guide with all replacement parts listed for your convenience.

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Amazing Weld for # WeaveWednesday on Instagram

Check out this stellar weld from Aaron, @kingpita_fab, a fabricator out of Minnesota. He’s got some mad skilz! This photo he shared with us for #WeaveWednesday received 1,560 Likes!

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This was also the post that brought out the most comments!  clocking in at 169 comments! Lots of admirers out there. Continue reading