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Arc-Zone The Metal Mashup June Vol. 2

June 2017: Protect yourself this summer from evil vapors, poor visibility & gnarly pipe joints with the best tools on the planet!

[SAVE] YOURSELF FROM NOXIOUS VILLAINS!

Seriously, those noxious fumes & vapor are evil villains trying to enter and blacken your lungs. Don’t pass-up our breath-saving Offers, exclusively for Metal Mashup subscribers:
  • Use Code @ Check-out:  BREATHE25 (expires July 1st)
  • 15% savings on a 3M PPE Bundle (Savings built into bundle price)

LET’S GO TUBIN’ THIS SUMMER

Lucky #15 Monster nozzle is like a photgrapher’s wide angle lens (just a lil’ more rugged) that captures the entire scene. These bad boys use a large diameter gas lens to diffuse heat & maximize shield gas coverage. If you’re planning to go tubin’ down the river or walkin’ the cup across a pipe, invest in a Heavy Duty Monster15.
The Right Tools Make All the Difference!

The Clear Choice

The 1/2″ Orifice Pyrex glass nozzle provides excellent visibility of the weld puddle and tungsten electrode; it’s ideal for inside corners, inside pipe & around tubing. Gas Saver™ kits are available in tungsten electrode sizes from .040″ (1.0mm) to 5/32″ (4.0mm). Arc-Zone is dedicated to setting you up for success with the best accessories on the planet.

The Next Big Sport!

In this edition of ARC Magazine they state how collaborations from metal fabricators, mechanical engineers, programmers, hydraulic and electronic technicians take place in order to bring life to the giant robots and “create a real-life epic battle of science fiction.”

HAZMAT HWY TO HELL. OH MY!

This is a new version of our ALL TIME favorite & most popular “Fun” welding-related video. Enjoy the chaos & the drama – It’s Awesome! And Feel better about your own commute, cuz it isn’t that bad after all…

#WELDLIKEAPRO

Colton (@coltonbontrager) is a 20 year old welder from Wasilla, Alaska. He has been welding for 3 years and is currently working on an all TIG job in the aerospace industry. He enjoys fabricating and designing things. Colton also takes any chance he gets to go out to explore Alaska, whether it be by land, sea or air. We love to celebrate welders and fabricators across the country & the globe who literally make Great things every day.

Arc-Zone The Metal Mashup June Vol. 1

June 2017:  Featuring diamond wheels, a flashback, Zeke the 12-year-old protégé & videos to inspire you this Father’s Day!

NEED A LIFT?

StrongHand Tool’s new Scissor Lift is Made in the USA to increase productivity and worker comfort. Set your BuildPro table to the fabricator’s ideal height for each project. A simple button power control raises the quick-acting scissor lift platform with loads up to 4,200 lbs from 8.5″- 48″ high. An optimally positioned work piece improves weld quality & speed.

DIAMONDS ARE A WELDER’S BEST FRIEND

Unlike the pretty, sparkly ones, these diamonds are meant to be ground down and replaced. If you’re getting your grind on, be sure that your tungsten is tapered to perfection with a dedicated grinding wheel. Arc-Zone carries all the Replacement Wheels you need. If you have any questions, call or email our diamond-grinding experts.

GRADS:  GREAT GIFT IDEAS

If you’re like us & you love to give [and get] useful gifts. Checkout our video giving a rundown of some of our favorite metalworking tools. Our in-house “hand model” made a few extra bucks filming this one, so feel free to share & enjoy a whistle while you shop. We has fun Making it!

Flashback to 1948

This is a video produced by GE, literally in 1948. It’s a “More Power to America” film promoting GE’s welding line; it demonstrates how the use of a welder can greatly improve productivity and maintenance tasks on the farm. When you have time, it is truly one of the most interesting videos we have watched (over & over again) in a long time. GE deserves kudos to how much time it invested in producing a storybook, sales, educational resource in 1948 that is still relevant today!

MEET ZEKE, THE 12 YR OLD “DESTROYER”

Bryan Fuller isn’t Zeke’s father, but he has taken on a mentoring role in his life. If you’re looking for inspiration to spark your day or to light a fire for one of your kids, check-out this article in ARC Magazine. We can all learn a little (or a LOT) from Zeke’s drive and Bryan’s approach to challenging Zeke to learn and to grow thru his motorcycle build.  Zeke says: “Bryan makes learning really fun. He doesn’t solve a problem for you -he teases you into solving it.” We love their style!!!

BRIDGE COME TUMBLING DOWN

This is your OMGosh!, some people put themselves in the most precarious positions, video of the week. It is also our reminder to take safety seriously; there’s only one you and we’d like to keep you around, safe, and [sane] for as long as possible. Have fun & Be Safe out there, young [Bridge]walkers!

#WELDLIKEDAD

At Arc-Zone, we love to showcase how welding is a great way to bring your family together. In honor Father’s Day, we’re highlighting our own Scott & his daughter, Madeline, who enjoy working in their workshop together. Madeline has caught the welding fever from her dad, and they’ve introduced a few of her school friends to their pastime. No time spent with family is time wasted. Live – Love – Laugh – Weld!
Share your family fun welding pics:  #WELDLIKEDAD

Arc-Zone The Metal Mashup May Vol. 2

May 2017: This issue features Cannonballs, Sharpies, Clamps, and a Double Tribute our Vets!!! Enjoy!

OUCH!!! THAT HURT!

It’s crazy how far & wide those lil’ sparks and spatter can fly…
* Protect your valuables from flying sparks and burn marks with a blanket that’s simple to deploy.
* Don’t expose your colleagues & family to arc flash – super light, portable welding screens make a great visual barrier.
* When you’re done, roll the screen out of the way & fold up your blanket. It’s that easy!

QUALITY C-CLAMPS. MADE IN ‘MERICA.

Lenco makes some of the industry’s Best clamps & connectors on the market… and they’re all made Right HERE in the good ‘ol USA. They cast and mold their tools, plus we know exactly what metal alloys are poured into the molds. You’re gonna get better conductivity, operator safety, and less heat. What’s not to Love? The Right Tools Make All the Difference!

TUNGSTEN:  DOES A CONSISTENT TAPER MATTER?

If it’s true that the included grind angle (taper) & tip flat diameter of an electrode affect the size, consistency & quality of the weld bead and penetration… then it does matter. Prep your tungsten electrodes quickly, easily and consistently w/ a Sharpie. With the Deluxe model you can set the angle of the point, and repeat it over and over again.

VETERAN RE-TRAINING:  NEW SKILLS = 2ND CAREER

Meet Shane Savage, a disabled veteran who has launched a successful 2nd career as a welder through a veteran re-training program. This inspirational Spotlight reminds us that we need to sharpen our own saws to keep our skill sets up to date. With determination, we can overcome any obstacle we encounter.

RAISE ‘EM RIGHT!

Kayla, a 3rd grader, is a gleaming example of a little girl who has been raised Right! Her local 4-H exposed her to welding @ 7 yrs old. She creates art pieces honoring veterans, and they auction for up to $500. Kayla also raises her own chickens & pigs. She, and her family, are an inspiration. If we encourage our children to push themselves to gain new skills and to care for others, they are destined to make our world a better place. Kayla aspires to be a welder for the Navy! How are the kids in your life giving back and, at the same time, laying a path toward a bright future?

CANNONBALL RUN [AND FLY]

Sometimes you gotta Go Big or Go Home… Enjoy a redneck version of the cannon ball run, aka a bowling ball launch. Ok, so it’s not a cross country race, but it sure look like those bad boys could fly that far, plus it features some great characters! It’s even set to some catchy tunes! Guaranteed to make you smile! Don’t try this at home… unless you’ve got ~100 acres.

#WELDLIKEAPRO

It doesn’t take long to figure out that Bryan has applied his artistic talents to his welding career. He has been fabricating for 5+ years, and Bryan’s business focuses on the aftermarket diesel performance industry. He’s passionate about metallurgy; he studies the properties of dissimilar metals… and the metallurgical properties that make it possible to weld. Check-out (@bryankinches) on IG to see more. We tip our hoods to him and to all the men and women who burn rod each day to spur our industry and the trades forward!

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.