The Metal Mashup: June Vol.1 – 2019

June 2019: Dote on Dad, smooth operators, stubby your nozzles – not your toes, & just try n’ Weld like a Woman!


The Pro Positioner itself is a ‘lil powerhouse, semi-automated tool to aid in a continuous welding app. When paired with the ReadyRest products from Strong Hand Tools, any shop with and extra $70 in their budget can operate like a high-end, fast-paced production line. The Adjustable Wrist Restalleviates stress on tired, shaky hands. And the Adjustable Arm Rest reduces overall operator fatigue. Both articulated rests grant you greater torch/puddle control… and meet your basic primal need to Always Be Comfortable, while layin down the hottest welds in all the land. This trio of tools is perfect for repetitive work, especially when it involves turning out stubby tubes for short housings! 


We’ve got the perfect solution if you’re considering our Monster Nozzles but aren’t sure which size Cup you need. The Monster Pro Kit, available for both 2 Series / 9 or 20 Style and  3 Series or 17 / 16 Style TIG torches, is loaded with 4 different nozzle sizes, each stacked w/ our proprietary, varied mesh screens.  But wait, there’s more…You’ll also receive a collet, teflon gasket, o-ring, gas flow tester, EZ wipe, TIG calculator, 3 back caps, 2 collet bodies, and 3 tungsten electrodes. With so many accessories in just one kit, your welding arsenal will be stocked n ready for anything. Plus, those Pro kit boxes are perfect for keeping your tools or your kid’s Legos organized. Just in…A Monster Testimonial on IG from a True Pro! He can help you decide which size works best for your application.


No, we’re not talking about America’s most decorated war dog. What we have here is the CK Stubby Gas Saver Kit with TIG torch consumables that allow for 6x more tungsten stick-out and up to 40% lower shield gas consumption. Stats aside, this kit delivers better visibility, cleaner welds, and longer parts life. And, No, we’re not yankin’ your chain. 
And if we peaked your interest in the short, round WWI canine war hero, click here to learn more about Sgt Stubby’s story.


When it comes to celebrating Dads and our Father figures, we can’t think of anything better than spoiling those men with a ton of swag. We’re talking a fresh pair of gloves, the sweet smell of a new respirator, or something to help improve his welds like a hand rest glide and magnifying lens. We could go on but since everyone has different tastes, we suggest visiting for the best selection of welding accessories and apparel!


A few months ago, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the founder of Women Who Weld, Samantha Farr. Check out her interview with our resident female welder and Pro Partner, Joanie Butler to learn all about her empowering welding program. And don’t forget to visit for more about Samantha!


Say “hello” to the pop culture ninja turned voice of the welding industry, Jimmy McKnight! When he isn’t yucking it up with industry favorites and Instagram influencers on his Arc Junkies Podcast, Jimmy’s welding intricate designs for the aerospace enterprise and studying to become a certified welding inspector. His life hasn’t always been interesting conversations and cool projects, he’s had to work hard just like the rest of us to get to where he is today. We’ll be featuring Jimmy on so keep an eye out to learn more about him.


The National Science Foundation is working with universities across the nation to teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and math using just one item. STEM educators demonstrate how a GUITAR focuses on everything from manufacturing, electronics, mechanical systems, art and design, physics, and mathematics. By building guitars, students receive hands-on training and develop important skill-sets for future employment. Tom Singer, a professor of mechanical engineering technology says, “As technicians and engineers, we know the value of putting your hands on something and acquiring knowledge through tactile learning.”


When you want to join a heavy metal band but welding is life…
Video credit@camreeves86 via Instagram


We may have started out as an online only welding accessory store but now in our second decade, we’ve opened our doors to give customers a chance to see what’s behind the curtain. Not only can you visit us online but you can visit us in person at our one-of-a-kind showroom. We welcome all welders and tradespeople to experience life at the Zone!


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