The Metal Mashup: April Vol.2 2020

Spring into Action with DIY Tools & Projects to pass the time

Peek inside a welder’s life, upgrade your grind game, repair cables at home, and fun ways to pass the time.

ARE YOU A “BUSH MECHANIC”?

Nowadays, it’s all about DIY or as the narrator of Discovery’s Gold Rush likes to say, “Bush Mechanics” to describe those who make do with what they have, and hope for the best. With our top of the line cable cutting, crimping, and swaging tools, as well as U.S. and international style copper and brass fittings, nipples, and connectors, you can “bush fix” old power cables or water, gas and power leads all from the comfort of your own home. How’s that for DIY?

DO YOU SPEAK WELDER?

If we said, “Spacer,” “Stop” or “Rest” to Joe Shmoe, he’d probably think of a lazy coworker who never gets stuff done. Say that to a welder, and they’ll say, “Stops are a great way to position your pieces on a welding table. A rest and a spacer are widgets used to adjust positioning and clearance for height uniformity.” We get it, welders’ needs are unique, and Arc-Zone offers a wide variety of Strong Hand Tools to help you get the job done… without stopping & spacing out as you try to figure out how to jig it up just right!

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

This Neutrix Tungsten Electrode Grinder is your dust-free, safe & convenient portable tungsten grinding solution! It features a built-in dust collection system and a long-life diamond grinding wheel. Plus, it’s light enough to easily transport from one spot to another. If purchased as a deluxe model, you’ll get a spare grinding wheel, benchtop mounting console, and two additional collet sizes.

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A WELDER

For Stephanie Hoffman, welding is not just a job – it’s part of her identity. Welding has given her an avenue to pursue her artistic passion and forge a career she loves at the American Welding Society’s Welding Digest. Check-out her story!

#WELDLIKEAPRO

Four years ago, Lena Dotson experienced welding for the first time. “I put a hood on, I picked up that gun and I laid down my first weld ever. As soon as I seen that spark, I fell in love with welding. Watching that puddle fill up was so satisfying to me.” That was then, so where is she now? Visit CarmenElectrode.com to learn more about Lena’s passion for welding and how she’s encouraging more women to enter the industry. 

FINDING LIGHT IN THE TUNNEL

“Coronavirus has torpedoed the global economy (and toilet paper aisles), but a reset in the fab shop might not be the worst thing. Metal fabricators now have the chance to take a collective breath and embark on new endeavors. A step back from the hustle might make a company better prepared to dash into the opportunities that await.” Read more at TheFabricator.com on how you can turn this global challenge into a personal victory!

DIY:  MAKE TIME FLY

These stay-at-home orders allow us to spend a lot of quality time with our loved ones. But this blessing in disguise can become quite the curse as boredom sets in. So we’re highlighting a few crafts to help you & yours pass the time. Hint: One of our Favs is in the 9th minute… who knew you could use Shaving Cream + Food Coloring to create Art? Skip around the video and find one that appeals to you!

CAN’T GET ENOUGH?

If you really can’t get enough of Arc-Zone®, give us a call, visit our showroom, send us an email, or slide in our DMs

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