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10 Must Have Welding Tools

Want to turn metal into money? The At Home Welder website provides tips for breaking into welding, even for the absolute beginner. Features include free designs and videos of how to make them.

Opportunity without preparation is wasted. In the following video, Andy, with The At Home Welder shows you 10 essentials tools you need to get started as a welder as well a pricing and places where these items can be purchased.

Of course, as always shop Arc-Zone.com for everything from welding safety apparel, to TIG Torches – replacement parts- and accessories, MIG Guns, Oxy-Fuel torches, remote amperage controls, tungsten electrodes, and welding helmets…. we even have a nice selection of books and DVDs for your welding library.

What are your Weld Shop Must Haves? Is there one tool you couldn’t do without?

77 Year Old Welder Not Ready for Retirement

Tuscaloosa News / Robert Sutton

Tuscaloosa News / Robert Sutton

They say when you find a job you love, you will never have to work another day of your life. Although few of us discover that kind of workplace nirvana, Robert “Bob” Jones has. From when he grew up working on the farm until now, work has been his way of life and he even says he doesn’t want to retire because he enjoys work so much. Jones’ daughter, Anita Channell, looks up to him as a role model. She admires his honesty, industriousness, and strong sense of responsibility.

Welder, 77, loves work too much to retire

By Amelia Webber Special to The Tuscaloosa News
Published: Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 3:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10:14 p.m.

TUSCALOOSA | At an age when most children are just getting the hang of tying their shoes, Robert “Bob” Jones was strapping a harness on a mule and heading for the fields at daybreak.

That was more than 70 years ago, and Jones hasn’t stopped working since. Now 77, Jones is a welder at Southern Heat Exchanger Corp. — where he has worked for more than 42 years — and he has no plans to stop anytime soon.

“The company has been good to me so I like to be good to them,” he said at work Friday. “I’m planning on staying as long as they’ll let me, and I hope that will be ’til I get ready to leave.”


What is One of San Diego’s Best Kept Secrets?

pic1People throughout the country are looking for jobs and new avenues of career exploration. Many professions, such as commercial arts, are becoming highly competitive, with a shortage of jobs and a multitude of applicants. But there is hope. With the down-turning economy, projections of AWS surveys, and rapid retirement of US welders, it’s clear that there is a definite need for new welders for both the present and future. San Diego’s Continuing Education, a vocational school in the San Diego Community College District is offering an exciting new welding program as well as a newly updated welding facility.

The local San Diego chapter of the American Welding Society met on May 19th, in downtown San Diego, to support local welding students and share information about the school’s new program. The meeting featured networking opportunities, a dinner, a tour of the facility and a presentation by Dr. Brian Ellison, Vice President of Instruction and Student Services of San Diego’s Continuing Education. Dr. Ellison shared the school’s vision for the future of welding vocational education and details about their newly updated welding facility.
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