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Arc-Zone The Metal Mashup February Vol. 2

February 2017:  3 Cheers for our Founding Fathers & Mothers who laid the root pass for our opportunities & success.

PLASMA [SALE]

If your high production, precision, or small part welding projects call for plasma arc welding, you already know that maintaining ample stock and replacing your torches and consumables can require a lot of juggling. Stick with a trusted supplier who can take the guesswork out of keeping the right parts in stock. We’ve slashed prices on 100’s of PAW items. If you don’t see what you need online, give us a call – we promise that if it exists somewhere, we’ll make every effort to deliver it to you.

STAND-UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN

These rugged foot controls allow you to comfortably operate your machine, regardless of whether you know the two-step or not. If you’re tired of kicking around a crappy plastic pedal, opt for a Hot Foot or SSC pedal that’s performance tested to stand up to the job. We the People, in order to form a more perfect weld, do establish that The Right Tools Make All the Difference.

SHARPEN YOUR BLADE

Unfortunately, the saying that a diamond is forever, doesn’t hold true for the diamonds on your tungsten grinding wheel. With a hardness classification of ~9.0 on Mohs scale, as compared to a 10.0 for diamonds, Tungsten is hard enough to wear diamond wheels out; the frequency depends of the diameter of the tungsten & the # of grinds per day on the wheel. Having a high quality diamond wheel in your tool kit will ensure that you get the best quality weld, every time!

PURSUING YOUR DREAMS [WHAT A FEELING]

Arc-Zone has had a long history of promoting and supporting women in the welding industry (i.e. CarmenElectrode.com). So when we came across this article from the Fabricator, that outlines women’s role in filling the gap in skilled labor jobs, we were pretty stoked. Check it out to learn how women are influencing the trades; apprentice training programs and skilled manufacturing jobs are benefiting from this ArcFlash revival of female workers who can turn an arc into a dance… all the way to the bank!

NO NEED FOR A JIG…

This woman could take out-of-position welding to a whole new level. Perhaps, you could save some coin and limbo under your car, instead of jigging it up to get your repair work done. This might be one of the most useful skills they forgot to teach you in auto-body class. Don’t try this at home… unless you want to make All your friends laugh for weeks. Literally, too crazy-funny not to share. Grab an Umbrella Cocktail & Get Your Limbo on. How Low can You Go?

#WELDLIKEAPRO

Austin is both an inspired and inspiring 20 year old. He humbly claims that he’s making his way up the ladder, weld after weld. Austin credits his high school vocational teacher for setting him on the right path. At Stonewell Bodies in Genoa, NY, Austin builds the custom vehicles that First Responders, Veterinarians, & Farriers rely upon to get their jobs done. Check-out his work (@thatwelderaustin607), and that of all the Tradesmen & Women who weld straight from the heart!

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 Metal Mashup July 2016 Vol 2

Metal Mashup Welding News from Arc-Zone

July 2016 –  Pick your favorite color, harness the power of water with cool kits, upgrades, connectors, and compact torches. Finally, relax to some arcs & sparks set to “Sail!”

NOW IN ALL SHADES AND COLORS
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Show off your true colors and preferences. Whether it’s based on a favorite team, the type of filler metal, or your welding machine – with Rod Guard colored canisters, you can have it YOUR way.

COLOR CODE YOUR CONNECTORS TOO

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Our heavy-duty cable connectors are precision machined from heavy, specially shaped brass extrusion, and are insulated by a completely non-metal, heat/cold resistant cover. They’re also available in just about any color you can dream up.

 

WATER- A WELDER’S LIFE FORCE

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Anyone stepping up to higher amperage needs a water-cooled system to keep productivity high and tools in tip top shape. Excessive heat quickly degrades your torch and consumables. Essential components of a water-cooled welding rig include: water-cooler, compact torches, connectors, & vane-style water pumps. Questions??? Give us a shout – We’re here to help!

STOP MELTING YOUR TORCH

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Is your Air-Cooled TIG torch too hot to handle? 
It may be time to think about upgrading to a water-cooled system. You’ll be able to use water-cooled torches that run much cooler and allow you to access higher amperages. Think of all the welding possibilities!

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE $75

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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 dust containment, a universal collet arm, pin vise, and illuminated on-off switch. This Grinder is voracious and spits out a precision grind every time. Fear No Tungsten!!!

#WELDLIKEAPRO

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We enjoy celebrating the people and tools that make our welding community great. Nick (@mishler_made_fab) knows the benefits of a water-cooled rig first hand – it allows him to work with a smaller, cooler torch without having to stop & wait til everything cools down. Plus, his tools and consumables last longer. What’s your secret to productivity in the shop? Join the conversation, and share your work with us @arc_zone.

THIS IS HOW I SHOW MY LOVE

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Sometimes, it only takes a few arcs and sparks to make your day… and help you “Sail!” This week, we’re featuring a collage of pipe welding still shots set to music (-Thanks AWOLNATION, for the tunes). Enjoy and As Always, Good Welding!

Arc-Zone Metal Mashup – April 2015

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April 2015 – Take your welding skills & tools to the next level with Arc-Zone’s Monthly Metal Mashup!

NEW EZ WIPES™

Weld Prep Made Easy – Remove contaminants without acetone or harmful solvents to achieve pure welds. Promo Package Includes:

✓ 10 EZ Wipe™ packs
✓ Arc-Zone sticker pack
✓ Re-sealable plastic bag to preserve your open EZ wipe packet
✓ Domestic Shipping included

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PREP YOUR BASE METAL

Whether you’re welding a specialty alloy, or a metal like titanium, or you just want to get the best weld possible, proper preparation of your base metal is essential. With EZ Wipes™, you can loosen dried contaminants with the abrasive side of the pre-saturated lint-free fabric, and you can clean away contaminants like oil, ink, tar and wax as well as heavy grease and paint, revealing a ready-to-weld surface with the smooth side.

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3M SPEEDGLAS™ NOW AVAILABLE

3M’s Speedglas Line of helmets are specifically designed for ultimate protection in hazardous environments. Protect your eyes and face from radiation, heat and sparks, all while providing a very precise view of your welding application.

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CLOSE-OUT DEALS

Check out some great prices on premium products. This new addition to Arc-Zone contains a constantly changing selection of products available in limited quantities and for a limited time.

✓ New Items
✓ Refurbished Items
✓ Used Items
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With taxes due, April is always a good time to think about saving money. The gas saver is a modernized version of the traditional gas lens collet and collet body, engineered with some real performance advantages which translates into some real savings in weld performance and gas usage.

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JEREMY MCGRATH MOTORSPORTS

Reaching the finish line first starts with the right equipment and consumables. Come see what it takes to build a winning motorsports weld shop in this recent article published by The Fabricator and written by Arc-Zone’s very own Jim Watson.

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AS SEEN ON INSTAGRAM™ SERIES

We’ve been on Instagram for well over a year now, and big things have happened in the welding community ever since. We understand that not everyone is on social media, and for that reason, we’ve started a new series over on our JoeWelder blog called As Seen On Instagram™ to keep you posted on trending topics within the welding community.

#WELDLIKEAPRO

Do you struggle with shaky hands? If so, @_fabrite_ has the answer, just throw some training wheels on it to get you back up to par! Don’t forget to tag #arczone and #weldlikeapro to share your pics with us.

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Dig what you see? Check out the Metal Mashup Archive Here

Easy Hook Ups: Quick tips for connecting your TIG torch

Whether you’re new to TIG Welding, or a master fabricator, the myriad adapters, connectors and couplers on the market can be overwhelming.  To complicate matters further, over the years manufacturers changed the design of their welding machines, taking advantage of inverter technology and streamlining the options.  There are many different styles of machines in the field today; these tips will make hooking up your TIG/GTAW torch to any machine easy.  We provided links to product pages as well if you find a connector that sounds familiar.

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