Category Archives: Joe Welder™

Arc-Zone The Metal Mashup January Vol. 2

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January 2017:  Super Deals, Tools, and News that will Bowl you over. Get under the Hood & Make Your 2017 Great!!!

GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE HOT

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It’s that time of year when we bring in the new, and offer you great prices on the old, discontinued & available only in limited quantities. Check ’em out! Perhaps you’ll find something you can’t live without.

PERFECT TOOLS FOR YOUR [CABINET]

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Never underestimate the importance of selecting the right tools to help you get the job done. We looked through our offering to highlight a few tools you might not have yet… Wide Mouth, Panel & 3-Axis Clamps, Mag-levels, Expand-O Pliers & more. Check ’em out to see if you think they’ll serve you well.

PLUGS PROTECT THE ZONE

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Our nylon, aluminum & silicon Tube & Pipe Plugs make the job of purging easier and less expensive by saving shielding gas & time. Plugs deliver an air-tight seal for high-purity purging to keep unwanted atmosphere out of the weld zone. during prep or transit. Most importantly, they help you lay down the best quality welds.

A HERD OF [RHINOS] SAVES THE DAY

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The Rhinos are in stock & ready for a new home. If you’re looking for the best all-in-one solution for your shop, the Rhino Mobile Welding Cart is the perfect choice. It can be rolled wherever you need it, comes with a 66 piece fixturing kit, and offers a 4′ x 2.5′ tabletop with a 1500 lb load capacity.

IT’S NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL

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At this historic changing of the guard, many are wondering… What does this mean for me? Where are the opportunities for my business and our industry? Regardless of how you feel, adapting to a changing landscape is the key to success. The time is ripe with innovation, a renewed focus on the trades, and nationalistic pride. How will you make this new business landscape your huckleberry? We found this article in MetalForming magazine to be a good read & hope you will too.

SUPER BOWL OF SILLY S#!%

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Welders say [& do] the strangest things… We were in the mood for a light-hearted video that recounts a few of funniest welder-isms. Check it out, if you’re in the mood for an entertaining rendition of what is uniquely you. No need to share with mom, she probably won’t get it.

#WELDLIKEAPRO

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When you cut your teeth on earth moving equipment in gold and copper mines, anything that follows has gotta seem routine. After his stint in the mines, Bret moved on to pipe and fabrication, and we think he’s pretty well rounded in all welding processes. Bret’s passion is precision GTAW. He’s inspired by the talent he sees growing in the younger crowd on IG. He’s always willing to help someone get better and enjoys the challenge of honing his skills daily. Check-out Bret’s work (@focusonthearc) and that of all the talented tradesmen & women who come together virtually (& visually) each day.

Arc-Zone The Metal Mashup December Vol.2

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December 2016: Beware of pistols, razor-blades, 2 Monsters, elves, and videos that’ll knock your Christmas socks off.

READY. AIM. FIRE… UP YOUR WELDER

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It may not be mandated by the 2nd Amendment, but theSteady-Grip Remote Amperage Control puts you in control of your amperage by simply pulling the trigger. Exercise you right to lay down the best welds in ‘Merica and across the globe.

MONSTER-SIZE YOUR KIT!!!

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Sometimes, ya just gotta have Two! We’ve added an option to get 2 Monster nozzles in your kit. Add a second cup of the same size to your kit for $25-$33 (prices vary by cup size). Save 20%. Be ready for anything that comes into the shop today & long after the Holi-daze! Click on any single Nozzle kit & choose the “w/ Two Monster Nozzles” option.

WARNING:  RAZORBLADES AHEAD

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Take a peek at our recap of the #razorbladechallenge, but we’ll warn you it was loads of fun & even a lil’ inspiring. Our friends at CK Worldwide were gracious enough to co-host welding demos and the infamous Razor Blade Challenge, using the a Monster Nozzle, ArcTime & the MT200 Welding Machine.
It’s one thing to complete a Challenge in the comfort of your own shop… it’s entirely different to jump into a “foreign” welding station with 1,000’s of people around & a camera all up in your grill!!! Watch our recap of this fun event!
Thank you to everyone who agreed to participate!

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If you’re like most of us, there’s no time to write-up your Wish List… not mention mail it off to the North Pole. So our lil’ elves have taken their best shot at creating a Welder’s Favorite Gifts List. Share it with Santa & get the perfect gift(s) this Season!

BEST OF 2016 PLAYLIST!!!

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One our favorite sections of The Mashup is the “Just for Fun Video.” Each issue we try to find an entertaining video to shock, entertain, or educate our Mashers. We tabulated the clicks and created a play list of this year’s favorites. Thanks for watching, laughing, and sharing!!! Here comes the Muffin Man…

#WELDLIKEAPRO

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Rush Kane started welding 13-14 years ago and has been professionally welding for 9+ yrs. He’s worked everything from race cars to tiny precision instruments and jewelry. Rush loves the welding community and strives to push the industry in a positive direction, however he can. On Instagram, @kanekid spotlights all that is both fun and cool about welding. He is awed by the impact that our industry has on building everything big & small around our world, and Rush is inspired each day to weld a small part of it. Our hoods come off to Rush and all the men & women who weld hard everyday. Cheers!!!

Arc-Zone The Metal Mashup November Vol. 2

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November 2016:  Gobble up the savings, new products, live welding demos, & videos.

[NEW] HAVE YOUR TORCH & MONSTER TOO

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We’re dedicated to developing new tools and solutions, so that you can turn out the best quality welds everyday. We believe that the right tools in talented fabricators’ hands = metal magic.
So, what’s NEW?
MonsterTM Pro packages outfitted with: CK torch, MonsterTMnozzle, pre-sharpened ArcTimeTM & loads more goodies.

[LIVE DEMOS]  PIT STOP @ BOOTH N4520

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At Fabtech this week, Arc-Zone is partnering w/ CK Worldwide and some talented fabricators (like you… if you dare) to demo the MT200 machine, outfitted with a Monster nozzle. We’re hosting live welding challenges at CK’s Booth, and you’re invited to join the fun. Share your challenge pics on Instagram!
No need to actually be in Vegas; we’re streaming the demos on Facebook Live, so tune-in and join the fab-venture from the comfort of your own home [or phone].
We’re breakin’ all the rules! What happens in Vegas… is gonna be LIVE on the Internet. Live dangerously!!!

[10% OFF] YOUR TABLE & ALL THE TRIMMINGS*

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Make 2016 Your Year to invest in a new Table!
Year-end Specials (Use Promo Code @ Check-out):
Save 10% on BuildPro welding tables & accessories
If nothing but The Best is good enough:
Save 10% on Siegmund System 16 tables & accessories
Save 5% on Siegmund System 28 tables & accessories
(*min purchase req’d for accessory discount; most tables ship FREE in contiguous U.S.
If you have questions or need helping choosing the right table, give us a call.)

[NEW] GUARD YOUR SHORT STICKS TOO

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The response to the colored 36″ Rod Guard canisters was overwhelming, so we’ve added the 14″ & 18″ versions. Safely store your flux and stick electrodes in a moisture-free container. There’s a few high temp options to choose from as well.

HAVE NOZZLE. NEED [NEW] SCREEN???

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Don’t let an arc-out blow your whole spark out. If you’ve damaged, lost, burnt, or buried the screen stack for your MonsterTM nozzle [or Toxic Cup], a solution is here…
We’ve engineered replacement screen stacks in 1/16″ and 3/32″ diameter, along with a pretty trick tool for properly inserting the screens into the nozzle. So it’s time to let loose and burn some rod! Weld Something Great Today!!!

#TOURDEARC

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By “passing the torch” and sharing tools and tips amongst fabricators across disciplines and the globe, we hope to spark a#TourDeArc that inspires fabricators, both green & seasoned, to try out new tools and pass on practical techniques and discoveries.
Coming soon!  Join the Tour:  Try out a new tool and pass on both the tool and your insights to the next guy or gal. With your help, we aim to unite welding junkies who are dedicated to pushing themselves to be better each day.

WILD TURKEY ATTACKS MEDIA

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If you live in an area where wild turkeys roam free… you’ve probably come across a few scary gobblers in your day. This video cracked us up & we thought you’d enjoy it too.
Be Thankful. Enjoy your Holidays. And Beware of Turkeys… they tend to get pretty unruly this time of year.

Arc-Zone The Metal Mashup October Vol. 1

Metal Mashup Welding News from Arc-Zone

October 2016 – It’s Weld-toberfest, and we’ve got Monsters, MFG Day, Multitools & Beer on the Brain!!!

THE NEW MONSTER LINE-UP IS HERE

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Pick YOUR lucky number:  #12, #14, #16, or #24. Regardless of which one you choose, Arc-Zone has a Monster TIG nozzle to help you Weld [exotic alloys] Like a Pro. We’re now offering single size kits and Monster Pro kits chock full of high quality cups & accessories to lay the perfect bead, right out of the box.

ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, I CAN DO BETTER…

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…with this trusty Multitool in my shop. Metal prep and finishing are key to a quality job. And a solid, multi-purpose grinder is a must-have for any serious metal shop. With 5 grinding functions in one, this powerhouse can grind, sand, & polish anything you send its way. Upgrade your shop’s belt grinder with a belt/disc add-on or get a new machine and pedestal. Priced from $220-$685, you can afford to get exactly what your shop needs.
The Right Tools Make All the Difference!!!

HAVE BOTTLE [CADDY]. WILL TRAVEL.

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Ratchet it down & Get ‘er done! Take your weld game on the road, down the driveway, or across the shop. With the Bottle Caddy, you can safely move your gas cylinder wherever You need it. The Caddy even makes it simple to load your cylinder into the truck to get it re-filled.

SUPPORT MANUFACTURING DAY IN YOUR TOWN

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Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. MFG Day officially occurs on the 1st Friday in October (this year is Oct 7, 2016). Check-out the MFGDAY.com website for events near you & do your part to celebrate our community of American manufacturers and inspire the future of our industry.

A QUALITY WELD = A TASTY PINT

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The proof is in the pint. While most people don’t think of welding, when they think of beer. We don’t have to tell you how important it is to have a perfect weld with zero inclusions, when you’re working on a brew tank or on any food & beverage related project. Check-out our recent story about welding & the tools needed to brew up a tasty vat of craft brew

#WELDLIKEAPRO

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We’re super excited to launch our new Monster nozzles kits and even more stoked to see the purdy welds that fabricators, like Jason Moser, are layin’ down with them. Visit our Instagram page or search for #monsternozzle to see for yourself. Join the [visual] conversation, check-out Jason’s work, and that of all the men & women who weld hard everyday to elevate and celebrate the Trades!

TURN A SHOP TOOL INTO A BOTTLE OPENER

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We’ve all got spare or old tools around the shop. So, why not breathe new life into our old stuff (especially if the re-purposed tool can open your beer bottle)?  It’s almost that time of the year when we’ve got to buy [or make] gifts for family & friends… so why not Cheers, Be Merry & Get Inspired by these 10 DIY essential Oktoberfest tools.

Arc-Zone The Metal Mashup August Vol 2

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August 2016 – Go for Gold in your weld shop. Channel the Olympic Motto, and Go Faster, Aim Higher, Get Stronger!!!

DOESN’T COME IN GOLD, BUT STACKS DIMES ALL DAY

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Arc-Zone’s Monster15TM is a versatile, heavy duty TIG nozzle ideal for thick plate, pipe, and cap welds. The short, straight nozzle maximizes the gas output of the large diameter gas lens collet body. The enhanced insulator supports the nozzle when walking the cup. Pick-up Yours Today, and get in contention for the 100M weave-off.

ARCTIMETM TUNGSTEN WINS DECATHLON
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With the best all around tungsten in your tool kit, you’re ready for any welding challenge that comes your way. Our exclusiveArcTimeTM Sampler 10 Pack includes a few sticks (4 different diameters) of high performance hybrid tungsten – Guaranteed to perform or we’ll take it back! Upgrade your shop to the Official* Tungsten of Team USA‘s Olympic Decathlon welders.

TAKE HOME THE [SAFETY] GOLD!!!

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Proper safety equipment will help you achieve your personal best at this summer’s Games and for years into the future. Or perhaps, this is a great opportunity to pay it forward and hook-up a teammate with the welder’s essential PPE Pack!
Go for Gold Save 15%!!!

WHY IS THE “BRONZE” WEDGE [COLLET] TOP BRASS?

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The Wedge Collet firmly holds the tungsten in place, runs cooler, and lasts longer than traditional collets that are literally split down the middle. The simple, yet brilliant design makes them a definite medal winner at Arc-Zone. Check-out our blog to learn more about the wedge & our favorite Pro Kits.

CK-MT200-AC/DC… MAY EARN A SPOT ON THE PODIUM

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Our customers (aka official judges) agree, CK’s MT200-AC/DC is the best new competitor to enter the field. If you’re looking for a great all around welding machine, backed by industry’s best customer support Team at Arc-Zone, invest in the MT200. If you’ve got questions, just call or send us a message.
With the Right Tools, You Can Weld Like a Pro!

#WELDLIKEAPRO [OLYMPIAN]

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These All American, back-purged beauties are brought to you by our customer, Douglas Murray (@ducelous_major). He fabsHonda turbo manifolds at Blackworks Racing, a flourishing small business in AZ. Douglas picked-up his 1st TIG torch about 18 months ago, and based on what we’ve seen, he’s definitely a medal contender. Join the [visual] conversation on Instagram. Check-out his work and that of everyone who busts out quality welds everyday.

“LIVE YOUR PASSION”

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Each day, we celebrate the passion that burns strong within the global welding community. The 2016 Rio Olympics Motto is “Live Your Passion.” It was brought to life in the fiery, Olympic cauldron, designed by kinetic sculptor, Anthony Howe, from Orcas Island, WA. Watch this sun-inspired (2 ton, 40 ft. wide) piece spin weightlessly at the Opening Ceremonies.

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!