Category: Welding & Soldering

HOBART AirForce 250ci Plasma Cutter – Portable Cutting Machine

Plasma cutters are great, they basically do away with the need for a torch and gas. Which does 2 things, it saves space because you don’t need to have huge bottles and saves costs because you are not buying gas. Unless you need 100% duty cycle, like for ship breaking, a plasma cutter is for you.  Plasma cutters have been around for a while and come in all different shapes and sizes.  Maybe not all shapes as they always seem to be a rectangular steel box.  For the general metalworker, small shop, farmer or even the homeowner a small...

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Miller 211 Millermatic Autoset Mig Welder – Welding for the Masses

We have had this Miller welder for quite a while now and Eric even learned how to weld on it.  Welding is a very rewarding skill and to be a skilled welder you need to have a quality, reliable machine.  I cannot stress enough how much .  It is made right here in the USA.         The 211 has a feature called MVP that allows you to use the unit on 120 and 240 with the simple change of a twist plug.  The unit will weld up to 3/8″ steel on a single pass. The side...

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MagSwitch Magnets – A Metal Fabricators Dream

Now it all makes sense, Magneto was using MagSwitch magnets to rule the world…  Ok, in all seriousness, what is cooler than magnets??  Magnets that you can turn on and off.  Think back to the James Bond days.  Electromagnets were used to pick up unsuspecting cars and at the flip of a switch drop them into compactors.  The MagSwitch however is not a Elctromagnet, it is 2 magnets that when aligned cancel each other out.  Magnets are fun and cool, but you have to use them carefully.  They can pinch and damage electronic devices especially hard drives. There are untold amounts of applications that you...

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Miller 375 X-treme Plasma Cutter – Review

When it comes to welding, there is one name that stands out and that is Miller.  Started in 1929, Miller has been the front runner in the welding industry and is widely known for quality welding products.  The 375 X-treme Plasma cutter is a remarkable tool.  Basically if you think back to the old days of metal cutting, you used a torch to cut through metal.  A plasma cutter basically works on the same principle only you do not need to use the gas.  The machine uses compressed air from a compressor and creates an electrical arc to cut...

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Rockwell Jawhorse and RK9100 Welding Station Accessory Attachment

I am going to start by saying the Jawhorse is something I use everyday and is one of my favorite tools.  It does a lot of things from clamping and holding just about anything.  I use it for painting, grinding, cutting etc.  It has never failed me and always has been stable for any project.  There are a few accessories that expand the use of this tool, the one we are going to talk about today is the RK9100 Welding Station.  It turns the Jawhorse into a giant welding clamp.  The kit comes with 2 aluminum jaws that replace...

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