The Metal Mashup: April Vol.1 – 2019

April 2019: Tools that make ya wanna “cheat”, the perfect position, an awe-inspiring woman & our Society turns 100!


Your Fab-friends may call it cheating, but your customers and anyone looking at your work will simply judge you by the Quality of your work. Strong Hand’s new ReadyRest products are designed to make you look & feel better after a long day on the job. The line includes a few All Stars:*360° Articulated Arm Rest steadies your hand & reduces fatigue*Wrist Rest smoothly whisks your torch along an 11″ travel length*Deluxe MIG Pliers: Go-To for cutting, hammering or filing anything


The ArcSaber tungsten storage container is now better than ever. We have, not one, but four different colors to choose from to keep your tungsten well organized. We also offer a Stubby version for your short or cut-to-length pieces. These tung-taners feature a magnetic base to keep ’em in place & right by your side. The angle reference guide on the lid helps verify you’ve ground to the perfect tungsten taper every time.  


The Pro Positioner may be petite, but it packs a big punch! With a horizontal capacity of 110lbs and a 200 amp rating, this tabletop welding positioner delivers professional grade, semi-automated performance to virtually any shop. But don’t take it from us. Master fabricator, Bret (aka @focusonthearc) is grateful he has the machine when it comes to turning out  stubby tubes for short housings.* Pair it with a 2.5″ Chuck4″ Chuck, & Arm or Wrist Rest to complete your production welding arsenal.


Say “Hello” to Samantha Farr, the Founder of the non-profit organization, Women Who Weld! After learning how to weld, Samantha wanted to share her passion with other women by providing free courses to the underemployed and unemployed. She believes we shouldn’t profit off of education and wants to provide an equal opportunity for all women to learn a skilled trade. Samantha is an advocate for women’s empowerment and embodies everything our female counterpart, Carmen Electrode stands for. To learn more about Samantha and her program, read our in-depth interview at


With over 70,000 members worldwide, the American Welding Society has supported and connected welding communities for 100 years. They are dedicated to advancing the science and technology of welding and constantly strive to move the industry forward. The AWS sets the standards for what the welding industry is today and we can’t wait to see what their next 100 years will bring for our community!


Tradespeople are not only an integral part of the Society’s growth but they “build the structures and products on which the American economy depends,” states OH&S. These jobs are crucial to our country and yet there is a shortage of over 200,000 skilled professionals. Some people may enjoy sitting behind the same desk day in and day out, but a job in the trades opens one to many different opportunities. One day you’re digging ditches with a shovel and the next you could be repairing high purity medical gas piping. The possibilities are endless and the AWS is here to help guide you to the career of a lifetime! 


For a small business, like ours, arriving at our #20Year anniversary, is call for a celebration. Mostly, we’re celebrating by offering you top notch technical service, quality products, innovative solutions to make your welding life better. So give us a call, place an order, tag us on social media, or shoot us an email. We’d love to hear from you! 


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