Category Archives: The Metal Mashup

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 January Vol. 1

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January 2017: Position yourself for the Best Year Ever with Tools & Gear that work for You!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE POSITION?

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Mount your tabletop and rotate the work piece into the optimal position to get the best weld quality… and enjoy the ergonomic benefit of working at an angle that best suits your body. Say goodbye to neck strain & back aches. Nothing is out of reach with the new Rotating Table Mount Positioner because the swiveling, locking casters  allow you to move your table & get ‘er done in any area of the shop.

WHEN YOU’VE ONLY GOT SO MUCH ROOM

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A lil’ stubby cup can get you out of a tight spot. The Stubby Pro Kit is one of our Best Sellers and includes 30 different goodies all in one convenient box! If your New Years resolution is to “Get Organized,” this kit is definitely for you.

I KNOW IT’S AROUND HERE SOMEWHERE…

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Need to switch torches and welding machines on the fly?
Arc-Zone’s Plug & Weld Connector Kits are the perfect time-saving solution. Multiple power cable and torch connections are included:  A, B & C fittings, along w/ Cam-lock, Dinse, Everlast, Threaded & Tweco connectors.

WE’D BE HONORED

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If you chose an Arc-Zone “Welding Hood” as your new favorite t-shirt. We challenged our “not-so-new” Graphics guy (he started in the warehouse & but is really a computer guy…) to design a bold & original t-shirt… The Team is pretty stoked with what he created, and we hope you’ll like them too. Rep your hood – loud and proud – with your new Arc-Zone original T. They’re a soft cotton-poly blend & sizes run kinda big n’ long.

NOT AN ORDINARY SITE…

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If you find yourself along the Mississippi in Memphis, don’t miss the only Museum of Metal in the U.S. This extraordinary museum showcases, preserves, and educates the public on the metal craftsmanship and the impact of metal work on everyday life, a life that most of us are happy to know all too well. This place [and video] are killer, from the artists in residence to the metal-working shop that are found on the 3.2 acre historic U.S. Marine hospital, built in the 1930’s. Doll heads not included!

#WELDLIKEAPRO

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Andrea is an American original, if there ever was one. A union Steelworker and structural welder, who has worked her way from unskilled laborer through her vision and determination. She loves books and enjoys motorsports, especially motocross. Her 2 daughters are front & center of her life. Via @hotwork247 & her daily “grind” Andrea hopes to inspire younger generations of women to do whatever job they enjoy, and we can’t think of a better role model for women, young & old, who want to work or “dab-ble” in the trades. Raise your torch to Andrea, and to welders everywhere who burn metal each day to get ‘er done!!!

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 December Vol. 1

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December 2016: ‘Tis the Season for Holly Jolly welding tools and gear to warm your head, fingers, hearts, and toes.

GIVE ‘EM THE [TIG] FINGER™

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This Holiday Season, why not show appreciation for the welder in your life by giving ’em the Tig Finger™ Heat Shield? It’s 100% Awesome and hand-made right here in the USA. There’s no shame in protecting your most valuable asset:  Your Hands! At Arc-Zone, we’ve got both the Original Finger and the XL Finger created by Jody at Welding Tips & Tricks.

WELDERS WERE HUNG UPSIDE DOWN WITH CARE

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No matter what position Santa’s helpers are welding in, the Pipeliner’s Helmet has got them covered. The optional auto-darkening lens keeps eyeballs safe too. Protect both your face and your retinas from chimney soot, arcs & sparks.

[SIEGMUND] CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

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It’s not likely that Santa’s sleigh will drop a car onto your table, but if you’re building a chassis or another heavy work piece, the Siegmund table can handle the load – No Problem! Seeing is believing (unless we’re talking about Santa, of course), so be sure to check-out this awesome video.

THE ELF ON THE SHELF IS WATCHING

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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!

STEADY AT THE HELM

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For a limited time, we’re offering a FREE Steady Grip remote amperage control with the purchase of a CK-MT200 welding machine. Invest in a dependable power source, backed by top notch customer service, and you’re sure to be on the Nice List this year. Santa’s reindeer are a lil’ overloaded, so we’ll even ship it for Free within the contiguous USA.

#WELDLIKEAPRO

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The holidays are a great time to count your blessings. Cody @quarter_tilt_kreations has been one of our blessings at Arc- Zone for many years. He started Quarter Tilt Kreations, in Petaluma, Ca. Cody recently told us, “My welding practice began simply as a way to glue things together. Now it’s far more than that… The best thing about my business as a welder / fabricator is dialing in my skill set.” We take our yalmulkas and helmets off to Cody, and all the tradesmen & women who Arc Hard Everyday to bring metal creations to life.

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 November Vol. 1

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November 2016: Since many of us wish we were at SEMA, we’ve got fabrication products, pics & videos to tempt even the non-auto enthusiast.

GRAB A 9100XXi. GET A BUNDLE MORE.

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3M’s 9100XXi Speedglas™ is one of the best helmets on the market, and for a limited time we are including a complete PPE bundle with each helmet (a $32 value). If you’ve been looking for a reason to upgrade, why not grab your helmet a few safety essentials this Fall?

WE FELT THIS MAGNETIC ATTRACTION

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Strong Hand Tools has a wide assortment of Magnetic tools, squares, rests & more to help you zoom thru your set-up and fixturing. Click here to check-out a few of our favorites, or simply search for “Magnet” on Arc-Zone.com… there’s over 60 products to choose from.

WHY DO CAR GUYS [& GALS] ❤️ THE MONSTER?

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Anyone welding exotic materials (i.e. Titanium, Stainless Steel, Inconel, Hastelloy, Monel, Chromoly, Docol R8) can benefit from the Monster’s:
    –Improved Gas Coverage
    –Better Arc Stability
    –Longer Tungsten Stick-out (better joint access & visibility)
    –Light, Compact Feel that Won’t Weigh Down your Torch
“COOL” IS BUILT RIGHT INTO THIS HOT ROD KIT
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Why a Cool Kit?  Simply because you can weld longer, your tools last longer, and The Right Tools Make All the Difference, when it comes to Weld Quality. Improved efficiency &  clean-lookin’ outcomes are always a factor when the judges make their selection for the Hottest Cars at the Show!
SEMA:  CARS, CARS, CARS & VEGAS, BABY!

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Just because you’re not there, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy The SEMA Show. Here’s a lil teaser of what you can find at the premier automotive specialty products trade show in Vegas.

#WELDLIKEAPRO

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At Arc-Zone, it’s an honor to recognize our customers for the hard work they put in each day. Chris @unobtaniumwelding is MORE than a special customer. He’s been with us longer than many of our employees, he’s used ArcTime tungsten since the dark ages, and he first laid his hands on a Monster nozzle in 2014. His work is literally awe-inspiring, and we’re thrilled that Instagram has provided a forum for professionals like Chris to receive the recognition they deserve. Check him out because there were way too many amazing examples of his work to choose from.

HOW TO FAB TO WIN THE BAJA 500?

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In 2015, the first 4 finishers at the Baja were Geiser Bros trucks. Get a peak behind the scenes of what it takes to hand-build winning trucks for decades. Just the chassis takes 2 weeks of solid fab work to build it for strength and safety. Time, dedication & patience all pay-off at the finish line.