July 2017: Go Barefoot but Sleeve-up, get into 250 position, align your pipes, and upgrade your hard-wired TIG torch
In some jobs, people talk about rolling up their sleeves, but in our line of work that’s not an option. Beat the heat and sleeve up, instead of dawning that full [metal] jacket. Who says welders don’t know how to accessorize? The Right PPE Makes All the Difference (and prevents burns too)!
So it may not cook your pot roast, but the pipe alignment clamps are made of a double-walled steel and equipped with a quick-acting screw to optimize fit-up and release time. Uses include joining: pipe to elbow, pipe to tee, and pipe to flange more quickly and accurately. Press. Slide. Set. And Go!
THE POWER TO CHOOSE [AN UPGRADE]
Update the power and work lead connections on your Miller™ Diversion 165, 180 & Hobart™ EZ-TIG 165i TIG machines. Our Upgrade Kits put You back in the driver’s seat; choose the torch you want to use, instead of that hard-wired, standard issue torch. Install the kit, upgrade to a new high-performance Air or Water-Cooled TIG torch, and you’ll never look back.
GOT TWO TURNTABLES & A MICRO[TORCH]
We think that the WP-250 is definitely “Where it’s at!” So recorded a video highlighting a few reasons why this light duty positioner could convince you to finally ditch your modified record player turntable. The WP-250 is a robust solution for consistent holding and rotating of parts in your welding workstation, holding 440 lbs horizontally and 250 lbs. vertically. Unfortunately, we weren’t nominated for Billboard’s MTV video music awards… yet!
A TOWN FOR BOYS [TO LEARN A TRADE]
“Probably no American institution is more closely associated with rescuing children from neglect and helping them rebuild their lives than Boys Town, the residential village in Omaha, Nebraska.” What does trade revival mean to Boys Town? “It’s about skilled employment and an opportunity to earn a better wage, to have a career instead of a job.” Having a skill allows [the boys] to translate their desires into a better wage and a better life.” Their welding classes just started this year!
Chances are you’re feelin pretty hot & steamy this summer (unless you’re chillin’ in Aussie-land), especially if you’ve had any time under the hood. There’s no better place to chill-out than on the water. This compilation of barefoot follies is bound to cool you down & make you laugh. Enjoy!
We love to showcase talented welders, great welds, and we love to meet these folks when they shop in our showroom. Bill (@mccannfab) has a background in technical illustration, drafting, fabrication and machining. He moved to California 15 years ago and worked on high end vehicle builds. A few years back, Bill had health issues that changed his life course; his art sprang from that adversity. Bill channels his love for Motorsports and vintage motorcycles into his metal art. The detail he adds to his miniature pieces is awe-inspiring!