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Need an Extra Hand

Need an Extra Hand

Have you ever thought about Magswitch? What is Magswitch? A magnet with an on / off switch! A full line of magnetic tools that are changing the way you work. Magswitch welding & fabrication magnets are engineered to drive productivity for professional welders and...

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Finding the Perfect Welding Hood

Finding the Perfect Welding Hood

Deciding between a passive helmet vs. an auto darkening helmet? Passive welding hoods use a dark tinted lens of shades 9-14 based on level of protection needed, 10 being the most common. They usually are less expensive but require a learned skill to flip down at just...

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Why Dry Ice Blasting May Be Right For You?

Why Dry Ice Blasting May Be Right For You?

FACILITY MAINTENANCE: Using dry ice has many benefits when it comes to cleaning facilities and/or equipment. Dirt, soot, grease and oil buildup in production facilities can cause machinery to function improperly creating issues downstream not to mention an unsafe...

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Paperless Office

Paperless Office

Every business owner and office manager is looking for ways to improve efficiency and cut unnecessary costs. An option often mentioned, but which can be hard to implement, is the ‘paperless office.’ Welders Supply offers paperless billing as a step to help get you...

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Safety Issues in the Abrasive World

Safety Issues in the Abrasive World

The following are necessary for personal protection equipment (PPE) in working with abrasives. Most commonly found in the industrial environment are loud noises, sparks and fumes. 1. Goggles with side shields 2. Ear protection 3. Face Mask or respirator...

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Understanding the Total Cost of Welding

Understanding the Total Cost of Welding

Do you know what it costs to complete a weldment? Have you ever analyzed what factors influence welding costs? Would you like to be more accurate in quoting jobs? It’s time to look at and understand what goes in to the total cost of welding. Welders supply is here to...

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Understanding Anti-Spatter

Understanding Anti-Spatter

Today’s topic is Anti-Spatter Spray. Most spatter issues can be resolved by having a correct set up of your MIG welder. There are two procedures that anti-spatter is commonly used for. 1. Coating on work piece or on fixture 2. Coating nozzles Most times when you hear...

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Flap Discs

Flap Discs

Today we look at the differences between Type 27 and Type 29 Flap Discs and Type 1 and Type 27 Cut Off Wheels What is the difference between a Type 27 and a Type 29 Flap Disc? A Type 27 flap disc is referred to as a flat disc. It is best used at a 0-15 degree angle....

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What is the cause of rusting on Stainless Steel?

What is the cause of rusting on Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel is naturally able to resist rusting because of a passivated chromium oxide layer that forms on the surface. The formation of this layer is called passivation. When anything is done to the stainless such as sanding, wire brushing or welding the...

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What Do You Need To Know About Cylinder Tracking?

What Do You Need To Know About Cylinder Tracking?

Do you know how many cylinders you have out? Do you know how long you have had them? Are you concerned with the accuracy of your cylinder rental statement? Are you certain that if a cylinder on your account is returned, no matter by whom, that you will get credit?...

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Scotch Brite hand pads and Surface Conditioning Discs

Scotch Brite hand pads and Surface Conditioning Discs

Today we look at Scotch Brite hand pads and Surface Conditioning Discs. This information is based on using a good quality product. Some lesser quality products do not follow the same protocol as good quality providers would. When using surface conditioning discs,...

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Abrasives and Finishing

Abrasives and Finishing

Today we start to look into finishing. The number one rule is to start at the desired finish. If the customer wants 4B finish, which is 120-150 grit, why not start by cutting the weld with a 120 flap wheel. Is it going to be slower, yes, but if you can do it in only...

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Understanding the ABCs of a Grinding Wheel

Understanding the ABCs of a Grinding Wheel

What do the letters A-60-SBF mean? A= Aluminum Oxide C= Silicon Carbide Z= Zirconia Alumina The Middle Number is Grit Size 16- 100 The next letter is Hardness grade: N,O,P Soft Q.R.S Medium T,U,V Hard The last two letters are the Bond: B= Resin BF = Resin with...

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Abrasive Grit and Materials. What Does it All Mean?

Abrasive Grit and Materials. What Does it All Mean?

Abrasive Grit Size Abrasive grit size is determined by dropping the grit through a 1 inch by 1 inch screen with the same number of holes that match the grit, so 24 holes equals 24 grit. If the grit gets stopped in that screen then it is 24 grit. Some of the finer...

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