The Metal Mashup: May Vol.2 – 2019

May 2019: Pick-up a new tool, drop it low, slip into something comfortable, salute the Navy & dance like no one’s watching.


You can pick your friends, and pick your tools, but you can’t steal your friend’s tools. Moral of the Story:  Invest in your own Sharpie™ grinder, and you’ll never again wonder why your arc wanders and your welds look like very distant cousins. Tungsten taper & finish matter! But don’t take our word for it. Ask your friends or check-out the reviews from our customers. 


Take a little trip… to those hard to reach places with the LowRider Stubby Gas Lens Kit. At half the size of a standard torch head, the LowRider Stubby and (1/4″ smaller) LowRider Slammed Stubby kits are perfect for tight spots and even better for micro welding when you’re really yearning to foster a sense of closeness with your weld.


Miller combined the protection and performance of leather with the light weight and breathability of cotton in their WeldX Jacket. This jacket is flame and spatter resistant, features lined sleeves and a vented back, and includes reinforced stitching for durability.


With heat resistance of 482°, the EZ Zone aluminum welding tape safely seals the gap on pipe or tube while welding them together. Available in 2.5″ & 4″ width, zone tape reduces purge time, gas waste & set-up time. If you’re not sure how it works, watch the instructional video. Learn how to achieve a clean and contaminate free weld with EZ Zone aluminum welding tape.


Meet David DeMoise, a mobile crane welder by day and welding fixture table fabricator by night. While in high school, David wanted to modify the suspension on his 1987 Toyota pickup so he decided to learn how to do it himself. He took a welding course at his local community college and has been hooked ever since saying, “I love the process of welding, but what I enjoy most is that it allows me to fabricate and build most anything I can dream up out of metal.” Like most of us, David is inspired by the fabricators on Instagram and credits the online welding community for his growth, but the one person who has really helped him become who he is today is his dad. “I’ve had a lot of mentors throughout my career but my biggest role model would be my dad. He taught me how to work hard and be successful,” he says.


In 2016, the US Navy announced its intention to name a series of ships after civil rights leaders. The John Lewis (T-AO 205) first-in-class oilers… “will, for decades to come, serve as a visible symbol of the freedoms Representative Lewis holds dear, and his example will live on in the steel of that ship and in all those who will serve aboard her, ” stated Ray Mabus (then Secretary of the Navy). recently, construction of the USNS John Lewis has begun in the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard. At the keel laying ceremony on the ship’s deck, Lewis practiced his hand at MIG welding by personally initialing the ship’s keel plate. He praised NASSCO’s team, saying, “The diversity of the crew building the ship is inspiring. They’re black, they’re white, they’re Latino, they’re Asian American, they’re Native American – if people can come together and build a ship to travel the sea, why we can’t come together as a people?”  At Arc-Zone, we’re honored to support General Dynamics and all branches of the military by supplying them with high quality welding tools & accessories to get the job done – big or small! 


Dance like nobody’s watching, especially OSHAWhat’s the Scooby Doo Pa Pa?, you say… watch & find out


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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