No a TIG Finger is not giving your manager the finger (as much as he may deserve it). It is simply a small tube shaped heat shield you can wear on your finger to protect your finger from the heat and allows you to focus on the weld. No more struggling to finish your weld … Read more What is a TIG Finger?
Recent advancements in the best welding gloves are due to higher performance materials and better sewing patterns. There’s a much wider selection of welding gloves to choose from than a few years ago. Now I am sure you are asking, if there are so many welding gloves on the market, how do I know which … Read more How Do You Choose the Best Welding Gloves?
Do you need reduced spatter amounts, faster travel speeds, and improved control on your arc starts? With some training and practice, pulsed MIG welding can provide the improvements you need. Many fabrication operators have goals tied to productivity improvements, profitability, or part quality. While there are many lean operating practices, sometimes a simple change in … Read more Pulsed MIG Welding Is It Right for Your Operation?
If you are like me, I had a small project that could benefit from a plasma cutter. However, I didn’t want to spend a significant amount of my heard earned money for just one little project. So I asked myself, what are the other plasma cutter uses? I was surprised as I asked around on … Read more What are the uses of a Plasma Cutter?
The plasma cutter duty cycle of a particular unit is the amount of time in an hour the cutter can safely operate without the torch or unit overheating or shutting down. This is generally expressed as a percentage and is determined by how much amperage the unit draws. Let’s say the plasma cutter you are … Read more What is a Plasma Cutter Duty Cycle?
As you know, a plasma cutter is a machine designed for cutting mainly metal materials. Rather than cutting with oxy-fuel, it transfers energy from a power source to a conductive material using an electrically conductive gas. When compared with oxy-fuel, cutting with a plasma cutter is not only faster but also cleaner thanks to this … Read more How does a Plasma Cutter Work?
Safety is an important issue that should not be overlooked when one is handling a plasma cutter. Plasma cutter generates great force and heat so that it will be able to cut through metal. You don’t need to be told the great harm that a plasma cutter can inflict on you if it mistakenly gets … Read more How to Work With Plasma Cutter Safely to Prevent Injuries