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Non Sparking Tools: What are They and How To Maintain Them

These are special tools made of non-ferrous materials like beryllium copper that produce less, or no, sparking when used. They are often used in environments where a spark could ignite materials around a worker. What Materials Are Used To Make Them? A non sparking tool kit will have tools made from a variety of materials. […] ... Read More

What Are Pipe Alignment Clamps And What Do They Do For You?

Every year, companies lose thousands of dollars because they continue to use old-fashioned methods to align pipes and fittings. These labor costs occur when a company uses weld-on lugs, hydraulic bottle jacks, or ratchet cable pullers to align pipe ends. Businesses and welding contractors should not have to pay for losses in productivity or to […] ... Read More

4 Tips To Safely Handling a Plate Clamp

Plate clamps whether a vertical plate lifting clamp or a horizontal clamp need to be operated carefully. They need to hold heavy loads, which means it’s crucial to understand how to work with these tools safely. There are many ways to do this, but some of the most effective are They need to hold heavy […] ... Read More

All About Our Argon Purge Monitors and Their Benefits

According to the American Welding Society, there are more than 500,000 welders currently employed in the United States. Considering that welding is one of the most important trades in America, with more than 50% of U.S.-made products requiring it in some form, it makes sense that welding professionals need the best tools for the job. […] ... Read More

How To Keep Your Non Sparking Hand Tools In Repair

For many working in hazardous environments, the risk of danger lies behind every spark. A single burst of heat at the wrong time or in the wrong place could spell disaster for a welder and their project. That’s why, when working in these conditions, they turn to non sparking tools. Non sparking tools come in […] ... Read More

A Few Commonly Asked Purging Equipment Questions, Answered

No matter what you’re welding, it’s important to have a basic knowledge of purge equipment. Pipe Weld purging systems not only enhance the welding process, they ensure that oxidation cannot occur during or immediately after welding. Without this equipment, many of our nation’s bridges and buildings would literally fall apart. Want to know more about […] ... Read More

Beyond the Numbers: Looking Inside America’s Welding Industry Struggles

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that an estimated 2.7 million baby boomers working in manufacturing will soon retire, and another 700,000 job openings will be created due to economic expansion. While that sounds like excellent news, it’s not something manufacturers are celebrating. This is due in large part to the fact that almost […] ... Read More

What Are Pipe Alignment Clamps And How Do They Benefit You?

Welding is one of the most important jobs in the United States, with over 50% of the products made in the country requiring some form of welding. Piping is one of the services that need this skill, and often you need a little more than just a welder and it’s user. There are tons of […] ... Read More

3 Welding Tips For Purge Equipment

Welding is one of the most important professions in the United States. In fact, the American Welding Society reports that welding affects more than 50% of the products made in America today. Also according to the American Welding Society, there are more than 500,000 welders employed in the United States. But the job isn’t an […] ... Read More

3 Tips To A Successful Purging Process

According to the American Welding Society, more than 500,000 welders are currently employed in the U.S. They use a variety of tools and equipment, ranging from non sparking tools to purge equipment like purge monitors. As one of the more technical and often dangerous jobs, it can be vital to have an understanding of the […] ... Read More

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