The Metal Mashup: March Vol.2 2020

Breathe Easy: 3M Respirators, Disinfecting Wipes, and more!

Cold & Flu relief, the key to consistency, new storage options, discounts on machines, and motorsports!!

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

These are trying times. The feelings of uncertainty, uneasiness and panic are looming across the globe. Our deepest condolences go out to those affected both directly and indirectly. We extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery. 
We understand concerns you may have regarding the safety of your purchases and reassure you we’re taking the necessary precautions to temper the situation within our company. We also also carry resourceful products to use during this time, including 3M™ respirators and Industrial Cleaning Wipes for multiple surfaces.

PRO TOUR CADDY

This may not be the PGA, but we’ve got the best caddies in the World! Introducing the RodCaddy™ a durable metal storage rack for 36″ TIG Welding Rod. It’s perfect for organizing & safely storing up to 3 Rod Guard® canisters on your welding cart, mobile rig or workshop. Learn more at Arc-Zone.com

LIVE THE LUXE LIFE

Who doesn’t like an upgrade, especially when it comes with not one, not two, but FIVE additional features?! These Deluxe MIG Pliers include fine and coarse files, round and flat faced hammers, and a retention chain to avoid misplacement. Learn more at Arc-Zone.com 

NOTCH. NOTCH. WHO’S THERE?

It’s the Tube and Pipe Notcher, one of the most convenient notching tools for fabricators everywhere! It mounts on virtually every weld table and creates consistent notches on straight, curved, and angled material. Learn more at Arc-Zone’s YouTube Channel!

STEAL OF A DEAL

There’s still a little time left to save $400 on the CKMT200 AC/DC Machine! You’ve got until April 15 to snag the welding machine PLUS a CK17 Flex Torch, 12.5′ Super-flex Cable, Ground Clamp, Flowmeter/Regulator, Argon Hose, Foot Pedal, 110V Adapter, AND an AK-3 Accessory Kit. Head over to Arc-Zone.com today!

#WELDLIKEAPRO

From farm boy to World of Outlaws Sprint Car driver, Brad Doty‘s life has been anything but boring. At just 15-years old, Doty sat in his first race car. 10 years later, he became the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year. And only 2 years after that, finished 2nd in the National points standings before a traumatic accident abruptly ended his career. Learn more about Brad Doty’s incredible life at JoeWelder.com

BEER PONG WITH A TWIST

Beer pong at a frat party is pretty normal. But beer pong in a welding helmet takes the #weldlife to a whole different level. Party on friends! Please drink responsibly.

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We may have started out as the 1st online welding accessory store, but now in our second decade, we’ve got a showroom and an entire crew dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and Top Notch tools. We welcome you to experience life at the Zone, which always includes M&M’s!

The Metal Mashup: March Vol.1 2020

It’s March but Let’s Skip the Madness: Tools to ease tedious and complicated welding projects

The #1 pick for tools, accessories & resources to make the difficult seem easy. Plus, see the future of fabrication!

IT’S BAAAAACK!!!

The Benchtop Welding Positioner is back on our shelves and looking for a forever home. If you weld on a consistent basis, day in and day out, this is the tool for your shop! The A-PT-051-PRO features center purging capabilities, simple speed dial, and a robust on/off foot pedal. Plus, the option for accessories that increase productivity and comfort while welding!

GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME

Forget a March Madness bracket, the Sharpie™ Grinder Head Unit should be your number one pick this season! If you’ve already got a motor or just want to upgrade your existing Sharpie™ Tungsten Grinder, this kit is a Slam Dunk!

HOLD YOUR TORCHES

Whoa Nelly! Keep your TIG torch and MIG gun corralled with these convenient, Magnetic Holders. Our TIG torch holder features a notch for your filler rod and the MIG gun edition includes a compartment for some MIG pliers. They can attach virtually anywhere in a metal shop and save your welding accessories from getting lost in the fold.

MEASURE ONCE. CUT NEVER.

When Ben Blumer watched a 10-yr flooring veteran take an hour just to fit one stair, he knew there was room for improvement. “I started thinking, a little bit of technology could go a long way here,'” said Blumer who then created the ShapeMeasure Smart Tool, a craftsman’s tool that alleviates the pain of tedious and complex remodeling. Learn more about this helpful handheld machine at TechCrunch.com

SUPPLY. DEMAND. LEND A HAND.

The American Welding Society estimates a shortage of more than 375,000 welders by 2023. With thousands of welding jobs to fill, it’s up to industry professionals (like you) to inspire people looking for a rewarding career. Let them know… now is the time to act! Enroll in a trades school, intern at a local welding shop, do whatever you need to learn a new skill, and you could be rewarded with your Dream career! Share this Story & Inspire Others! 

#WELDLIKEAPRO

Woman and Machine co-founders, Karen Sullivan, Editor in Chief of Girls ‘N Garages Magazine, and Faye Hadley of All Girls Garage travel across the country to bring women of all ages a taste of the trades industry. They offer female-driven programs that cover everything from car care basics, welding, custom paint and metalflake, and off-roading 101. It’s a safe place to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and make lasting friendships with supportive women in the community.

THE THIRD DIMENSION

Follow Vice News as they uncover how 3D-printing innovations have brought a sea change in the fabrication of everything, from automobile parts to human bio-tissues.

ONLINE, OVER THE PHONE, OR IN PERSON

We may have started out as the 1st online welding accessory store, but now in our second decade, we’ve got a showroom and an entire crew dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and Top Notch tools. We welcome you to experience life at the Zone, which always includes M&M’s!

The Metal Mashup: February Vol.2 2020

Celebrate Presidents’ Day All Week Long: Save money and time with these great tools!

Save time and money this Presidents’ Day! Become a trail blazer, make a choice, and work together.

THE CHOICE IS CLEAR

Why choose between saving money and performance, when you can have both? CK’s Gas Lens Kits can save up to 40% of shield gas consumption, provide better gas flow, and help you achieve high-quality welds on a consistent basis. Shop our entire selection of Pro Kits today, including:Monster™ Nozzles, Low Rider™, and CK Gas Saver

“EVERYTHING BUT THE ARGON!”

The votes are in! Everyone loves our Flametech® Dual Gas Flow Meters. And the JWS Deluxe Kit might even “step up your game 200%.” The secondary purge lines, plugs, Quick disconnect fittings, and gas flow tester allow you to adapt your rig for the job at hand. But don’t take it from us, Check-out the product reviews online… “you’ll have a hard time finding a more complete kit on the market that even comes close to the price of this one!!!”

LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

The National Council for the American Worker is creating opportunities for American workers by offering affordable training programs to fill an increasing number of open jobs where companies are looking for more workers with specific skill sets. Visit the American Welding Society for all the resources to get trained and start the career of a lifetime!

BLAZING A TRAIL

Although women have been welding since the days of Rosie the Riveter, just 5% of all welders in the country are women and only 8% are black, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meet Pa’Trice Frazier, a 34-year-old master welder and instructor, who’s blazing trails and shining light on opportunities for women in this workforce. Learn more about Pa’Trice in the The Philly Inquirer.

#WELDLIKEAPRO

Self-described “Chairman of the Hoard”, Nemo Gould is an incredible artist who blends old objects and technology into his signature style of kinetic sculpture. His work pushes the limits of found object art and challenges the viewer to experience art through interaction. Experience his art in museums across the globe or view them on Instagram.

PRESIDENTS DO DUMB STUFF TOO

We all make mistakes, take missteps, say silly stuff… but when our Presidents do these things, it just seems so much funnier… especially when you get to see them laugh at themselves. Grab some popcorn and enjoy these presidential bloopers!

ONLINE, OVER THE PHONE, OR IN PERSON

We may have started out as the 1st online welding accessory store, but now in our second decade, we’ve got a showroom and an entire crew dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and Top Notch tools. We welcome you to experience life at the Zone, which always includes M&M’s!

The Metal Mashup: February Vol.1 2020

St. Valentines’ Issue: Tools We Love & Savings You’ll Fall For

Tools we love, savings you’ll fall for, and a heartfelt message from our featured fabricator!

TAKE ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE OF OUR HEART

You can literally take a piece of this heart or grab a couple pieces by heading over to Arc-Zone.com for all the tools, accessories, and apparel we LOVE!  

TIG WELDER’S VALENTINE

When Elvis said, “Burning, burning, burning, and nothing can cool me,” he obviously wasn’t wearing the ultimate TIG welding accessory. WeldingTipsAndTrick’s TIG Finger is a patented heat shield made of super high-temperature insulating material. It fits nicely over one or two fingers of your TIG Glove and keeps you from ruining your gloves & burning your fingers.

FALL IN LOVE WITH $AVINGS 

Save $400 on the CK-MT200 AC/DC Machine!!! This is one sweet deal… in addition to CK’s multi-process machine, the package includes:  a CK17 Torch, 12.5′ Superflex Cable, Ground Clamp, Flowmeter/Regulator, Argon Hose, Foot Pedal, 110V Adapter & AK-3 Accessory Kit. It’s everything you need to Weld Like a Pro, but the savings only last ’til April 15!

TIME IS MONEY 

“The adage ‘Time is money’ is truer now than ever. In welding and fabrication, you cannot sacrifice quality in favor of speed. Your shop’s success rests on accomplishing that trifecta of service: speed, quality, and affordability. A modular fixturing system can help you to achieve that trifecta.”


Read more at The FabricatorAnd visit Arc-Zone.com for fixturing kits and high quality welding tables!

THE CYCOLOGIST IS IN

If Tim Burton were to direct a film about the Tour de France, we’re pretty sure the rider of this unique cycle would be wearing the yellow jersey. Check it out!

#WELDLIKEAPRO

We met up with Adam Deuling at both Fabtech & PRI in 2019, and we’ll never forget his shining personality. He’s not even 30 years old, and he’s established himself in his community as an advocate for careers in the trades industry, and he’s teaching the younger generation that there’s viable alternatives to the traditional college path. Keep tabs on this young man… as he’s going places, and we’re excited to follow his journey!

Read more about Adam at JoeWelder.com

ONLINE, OVER THE PHONE, OR IN PERSON

We may have started out as the 1st online welding accessory store, but now in our second decade, we’ve got a showroom and an entire crew dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and Top Notch tools. We welcome you to experience life at the Zone, which always includes M&M’s!

The Metal Mashup: January Vol.1 2020

New Year, New Goals: Learn how you can win a Multitool Grinder!

Get a chance to win a Multitool, monitor your oxygen, watch & learn with Joe Welder, and join a metal band!

WANNA WIN A MULTITOOL GRINDER?!

Help us reach as many people as possible and you can WIN a brand new Multitool Grinder!
The rules are simple:

1. Follow @arc_zone on social

2. Tag your friends

3. Spread the word


*Winner will be announced once we reach 200K followers!

MONITOR YOUR OXYGEN’S HEALTH

When you’re in a controlled environment, being able to measure atmospheric level is hyper-critical. The difference in levels will significantly affect your welds and can result in inferior welds that will not pass x-ray tests. We offer Oxygen Monitors that reduce those chances and are engineered to deliver consistent readings day-in and day-out.

MIND THE GAP

Whether you need large quantities for production work or just a small sample to get you through the day, we offer 1 and 10lb packs of high-grade, TIG Filler Rod in Stainless & Mild Steel and a variety of Alloys including Copper, Aluminum, Nickel and Titanium. Plus, each pack comes with the material data safety sheet so you know you’re getting top-notch TIG Rod.

WATCH & LEARN WITH JOE WELDER

Learn the difference between a TIG Cable and Hose Material with this quick guide from Joe Welder. Then visit Arc-Zone.com to find all the TIG Power Cables and Water & Gas Hoses you’ll need to equip your machine!!

THOSE WHO CAN, CAN ALSO TEACH

“Chris Williams is not a teacher, but when students at Marion High School voiced interest in taking a welding course, the welder ventured out of his comfort zone and into the classroom. ‘Somebody has to teach this. Somebody has to because there’s a need for it and there always will be. Building, fabricating, design and welding, it’s all important,’ Williams said.” 

Read more at TheGazette.com

#WELDLIKEAPRO

Meet Leah Jeffery, she’s a scrap metal artist with a passion for problem solving. Not only did she volunteer to throw koozies at unsuspecting passersby from our booth during the Fabtech Expo, but she took a nearly 15-hour long bus ride just to get there! Learn more about Leah at CarmenElectrode.com

HARDCORE METAL …

And we’re not talking about their musical choice! Check out this eccentric band’s mobile, metal stage.

ONLINE, OVER THE PHONE, OR IN PERSON

We may have started out as the 1st online welding accessory store, but now in our second decade, we’ve got a showroom and an entire crew dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and Top Notch tools. We welcome you to experience life at the Zone, which always includes M&M’s!

The Metal Mashup: December Vol.1 – 2019

Savings on Great Gifts & Tools (for you). Santa’s elves have delivered our most requested tool! DIY Christmas ornaments and the Wonder Woman of Welding!

DECK THE TOOLS WITH HEADS OF GRINDERS

It’s finally here! The Sharpie Tungsten Grinder Head Kit is now available separately from the motor!! For those of you with the Milwaukee M12 Cordless Rotary Tool, Black & Decker RTX Corded Model, or TECCPO Upgraded Rotary Tool, you can install the Head Kits to upgrade your grind game! And, these Sharpie heads are color-customizable just like the complete grinder. 

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS

It’s that time of year when people scramble to find the perfect gift. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite things that any welder would be stoked to open on Christmas Day!

ETERNAL SNOWFLAKE

Wanna make an ornament that will stand the test of time and show off your welding skills? Follow along as Barbie the Welder creates an everlasting snowflake out of scrap metal.

WONDER WOMAN OF WELDING

Six years ago, Lauren Svedman started her career as a welder in a somewhat unwelcoming and childish work place. After years of put downs and being picked on, she decided to take matters into her own hands. Focused on creating camaraderie, Svedman is now a full-time welding instructor for the Chicago Women in Trades program and dedicates her life to changing the culture within the trades industry. Read more to see how she’s building an army of women to inspire that change.

#WELDLIKEAPRO

After visiting Chicago for the Fabtech Expo, it became clear to us that there is a booming trend of women in the workforce, and nothing stood out to us more than the Chicago Women in Trades. The CWiT organization is driven by their mission to ensure that all women who want to work with their hands and earn a good living have equal access to information, training, and employment opportunities in the industry. CWiT provides women the opportunity to learn about, prepare for, enter, and advance in construction and other high wage, non-traditional careers. Whether you want to learn more about their programs or help spread their message of inclusivity, visit cwit.org

ONLINE, OVER THE PHONE, OR IN PERSON

We may have started out as the 1st online welding accessory store but now in our second decade, you can visit us in person at our one-of-a-kind showroom… we’ve got a whole crew that’s dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and Top Notch tools. We welcome you to experience life at the Zone, which always includes M&M’s!