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Arc-Zone Metal Mashup August Vol.1

Metal Mashup Welding News from Arc-Zone

August 2016 –  Back-to-Safety products and tips, Monster15 cups, Infinity helmets, & MT200-AC/DC welding machine.

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED:  STOCK-UP & SAVE 15%

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Be a part of the “Back to Safety” culture. If you take safety seriously, chances are… so will your co-workers. Besides, it’s not really all that macho to breathe toxic fumes or risk getting metal shards in your eye. Make the choice to be Safe & Save 15% on the welder’s essential PPE Pack!

BUY AN INFINITY HELMET – GET A FREE BANDANA

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We’re lovin’ the clarity and style of the Miller Digital Infinity helmets. So for August, we’re throwing in a bonus of a Miller Skull & Barbed Wire bandana with any helmet sold.
Pick up yours today!

MONSTER15TM – WHEN YOU GOTTA PAY THE PIPER

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Arc-Zone’s Monster15TM is a pipe welder’s dream cup, but it’s also loved by race teams, aerospace, maintenance yards, the military, turbine companies, and precision machine shops. If you need to walk the cup or lay down a perfect bead at high amperage, this monster will become your Go-To set-up!!!
Check it out & if you don’t agree, no problem. It’s backed by our No Hassle return policy – doesn’t get better than that!

BACK TO SAFETY PRODUCTS & TIPS

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Whether you’re new to welding, ready to start school, or looking for new PPE or Safety gear, our recent educational blog is focused on helping you choose the products that meet your specific needs and preferences. Weld softly and wear a fitted respirator… you’ll thank yourself 10 years from now.

CK-MT200-AC/DC: VERSATILE & BUILT TO LAST

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We’ve received loads of positive feedback on the CK-MT200-AC/DC. If you’re looking for a great all around welding machine backed by industry’s best customer service Team at Arc-Zone, invest in the MT200. If you’ve got questions, just give us a call or send us a message –We love to help You Weld Like a Pro!

#WELDLIKEAPRO

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We are honored when talented welders and fabricators use our #hastags and share their passion on Instagram. Corey (@starclassic) is a dedicated husband, father, fabricator, welder, and drummer. He even takes the opportunity to weld on his breaks… a man truly devoted to the pursuit of quality. Thank you to him and all the men & women who work hard everyday to elevate and celebrate the Trades!

DON’T BURN YOUR MUFFINS… MAN!

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It may be a lil’ shock & awe, but this video both made us laugh (repeatedly) and made us think about safety. We definitelyneed to develop a Plan for when things go wrong in our shop. Is your Team ready to spring into action in the event of a welding-related emergency?
P.S. Who knew that the “Muffin Man” song could be so catchy. It’s definitely a video you’ll wanna share with friends. We did!

Arc-Zone Metal Mashup June Vol 2

Metal Mashup Welding News from Arc-Zone

June 2016 –  In this issue, we’re celebrating metal artists, products too cool for school, welding machine upgrades, Piranhas, free tungsten & savings on TIG Rod!!!

THE FEROCIOUS PIRANHA FEARS NO TUNGSTEN

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Invest in the new & improved Piranha III-A and we’ll hook you up with $75 worth of tungsten for FREE. The new PG3-A is lighter, has 100% dust containment, universal collet arm, pin vise, & illuminated on-off switch. This Grinder is voracious and spits out a precision grind every time. Fear No Tungsten!!!

 

SCHOOOOOOOL’S ★ OUT ★ FOR ★ SUMMER ★ !!!

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Weld Shop Report Card ★:
A+ Shop Safety: Ground Clamp & MetalMan Welding Cart
A+ Fixturing: Corner Magnets & Inserta Clamps
A+ PPE:  Gloves & Super Light Speedglas Helmet
A+ Weaving:    Large Diameter Kit & Nut & Bolt Holders
A+ Keepin-Cool:
CoolKit Upgrade & CoolBand System

“DO. OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY”

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Yoda and Darth Vader agree, Do Use the Force to Save 30% on 1 lb. of filler metal, when you buy a Rod Guard Canister. This deal runs thru the 4th of July holiday!
“The force is strong with this one.” -Darth Vader

RUMORS AROUND THE WATERCOOLER…

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Is it true that I can hook-up almost any torch to my Diversion? 
 
Absolutely! All you need is a Twist/Lock upgrade kit, exclusively from Arc-Zone. With the international dinse style connection and separate gas port, you can hook-up a water-cooled or specialty torch. Get the best welds by pairing your machine with the right torch for your application. Don’t let a simple connector issue limit your welds. Introductory offer of $49!

SAFETY PRODUCTS TO KEEP YOU COOL

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Welding Safety isn’t just about protecting yourself from sparks, electric current, and your welding equipment. Sometimes it’s about protecting yourself from the summer heat. Treat Yourself: Make your time under the hood as comfortable, productive, and as safe as possible.

IS HER BULLDOG [SPARKING] AGAIN?

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Each piece produced by Joanie carries with it a piece of her heart. And any piece featuring a dog is Extra Special. At Arc-Zone, we are proud to have her on our team. We have Joanie’s creations displayed throughout the office and the shop. On the job, she has a knack for thinking outside the box to help customers & friends solve their welding challenges and get exactly the accessories they need to Weld Like a Pro!
Check out her story on CarmenElectrode.com!!!

IT’S SUMMER…

SIT BACK. RELAX. WATCH. LISTEN. AND ENJOY.

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Take a 5 minute virtual vacation to enjoy 15 awe-inspiring metal sculptures from around the world, including:  Mustangs in Texas, Nelson Mandela in South Africa, and Hippos in Taiwan. The images are set to David Krystal’s “All or Nothing.”

Arc-Zone Metal Mashup May 2016

Metal Mashup Welding News from Arc-Zone
May 2016 – Take your welding skills & tools to the next level with Arc-Zone’s monthly Metal Mashup!

FINALLY, A CURE FOR CLAUSTROPHOBIA

No more scratching your head, trying to figure how to lay a perfect bead inside an unreachable angle joint. The low profile Stubby kit gets you out of a tight spot every time! Don’t give up your favorite torch – get all the amperage with 1/2 the footprint. Single diameter kits deliver the perfect solution for ~$40. For May Only, we’re adding a gas flow tester – measure your shield gas flow & get the coverage you need to Weld Like a Pro™.

Stubby Kits for TIG Welding


SAY HELLO TO MY [SUPER STUBBY] Little FRIEND

If you’re tired of breaking cups, you might want to try our High Performance Stubby Nozzle Kits. These high temp TIG cups blow doors off traditional nozzles; they’re made of a covalent-bonded Silica-Nitride ceramic with superior heat resistance, dielectric strength & hardness. Super Stubby Cups stand-up to a whole army of high amperage aluminum jobs & won’t get blown to bits when you strike an arc & generate a lil’ thermal shock. [Al Pacino Approved in 3/32″ & 1/8″ Kits for $65-$69]

High Performance Stubby Nozzle Kits




TOOL TIME: HOW-TO MAKE YOUR GRINDER LAST

If you’re looking for a consistent arc, you’ve gotta start with well maintained tools. With 1,000’s of Sharpie™ grinders in shops across the globe… we couldn’t ignore the need to help you

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Wanted: Women Welders

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Carlsbad, Calif. February 4, 2015—Arc-Zone.com is looking for women welders to profile for the “New Rosies” column on the company’s blog at CarmenElectrode.com. Since its inception in 2007 the column has showcased a variety of women working in many facets of the welding industry. From pipe welders to automotive fabricators, from steam fitters to television show hosts, the “New Rosies” perform all kinds of work in the industry.

The blog, the first in the welding industry, premiered in 2004 and by 2006 was focusing on issues related to women such as tips for success in a male-dominated industry, and fun facts about Rosie the Riveter—including profiles and photos of the original Rosies. The New Rosies column has featured over 35 women whose interviews continue to be the most popular pages on the blog.

To be featured as a New Rosie, visit www.CarmenElectrode.com

Arc-Zone.com is committed to celebrating the amazing men and women who work in the welding industry through the company blogs and through its social media channels. Founded by master fabricator Jim Watson in June 1998, the company delivers proprietary, brand name and OEM replacement parts and accessories for GMAW, GTAW and Plasma Arc Welding and Cutting applications to customers worldwide. For more information, visit the web site at www.arc- zone.com, call (800) 944-2243 or email sales@arc-zone.com.

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New Rosie – Joanie Butler – Metal sculptor and Arc-Zone employee

When you call Arc-Zone.com customer service, one of the friendly voices you may reach on the other end of the line is Joanie Butler. Joanie is an Arc-Zone employee that has an extensive welding background, and does some really amazing things with her metal fab talents, including fabulous artwork.  She also consults on the type of content we feature on the Carmen Electrode blog.  We think Joanie is an inspiration to female fabricators, and and you’ll love her too.

Click here to read more about Joanie and how she uses welding and a passion for the ocean to create beauty out of metal scraps.

JOE WELDER AND CARMEN ELECTRODE ARE BACK AND READY TO TALK METAL FABRICATION

ATTENTION WELDERS:

Joe WelderWe would like to announce that Joe Welder and Carmen Electrode are back, energized, excited and ready to blog. Due to some staffing changes and record sales at our welding supply store, Arc-Zone.com, we have really lagged over the last few months on updating the blog for all of you readers.

But Joe Welder and Carmen Electrode are back and ready to rock it with a weekly blog post that contains interesting and helpful info for all you welders out there. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come:

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