A Summary of Laser Welding

From home hobbyist to large manufacturing operations, the art of welding has been in use since 3000 B.C. Yet over these many centuries, how we weld two pieces of metal together has changed. With an increase in knowledge and access to technology, there are now over 30 different welding types used today. One such technique…

Essential Welding Safety Protocol – What Every Welder Needs to Know

Although safety should always be a top priority when you’re on the job, it’s especially important when you’re welding. Burns, crush injuries, exposure to toxic fumes, electric shock, and more are just a few of the potential hazards welders need to worry about. According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, welders are…

An Overview of Welding Electrodes

It is important for both novice and experienced welding professionals to understand the various components required for successful welding operations. One of the most common pieces of welding equipment is the welding electrode. If you are looking to learn more about welding electrodes, or just want a refresher on some terminology, then this is the…

Location Spotlight: Wickenburg

Vern Lewis proudly offers the highest quality welding equipment and products to the Wickenburg area. From small business owners to local miners, we provide welders with the gear they need to get the job done right. With over 50 years of experience Vern Lewis is your trusted choice for all things welding! We take a…

Location Spotlight: Prescott Valley

Vern Lewis came to Prescott Valley in 2007 and we have established ourselves as the place to go for welding supplies in the area. Reputation, integrity, and word of mouth are everything in this small town. Our team of welding professionals are committed to providing the best customer service and products to local welders. This…

Location Spotlight: Phoenix

Located off of 21st Avenue and McDowell Road, this is your go to store for welding supplies in the central Phoenix area. This location features one of the biggest showrooms in the state of Arizona (per square foot) and customers are impressed when they walk in and see how much product our store has. Our highly trained and…

Location Spotlight: Deer Valley

Vern Lewis is Arizona’s leader in welding supplies and we have 8 locations throughout Arizona. Our Deer Valley store is located in South Phoenix and offers welding products to hobbyists and professionals alike. Our trained staff is ready to assist local Phoenix residents with any questions they have about welding. Business at this location continues…

An Introduction to Forge Welding

Archeologists report that forge welding was first used by Egyptians as far back as 4000 B.C. In about 3000 B.C., during the Bronze Age, it appears that people were building cities, learning to write, and using forge welding to join pieces of metal, primarily copper and bronze. Evidence of this was found in an Egyptian…

Submerged Arc Welding Overview

Submerged Arc welding or (SAW) is a method of welding where “base metals are joined by forming an electric arc between the workpiece and an electrode”. In Submerged Arc Welding, heat is supplied for the weld through an electric arc that passes between a wire electrode and the pieces to be welded together. The welding…

Location Spotlight: Peoria

Our Peoria location offers the highest quality welding products and is our only store that provides welding training. Some interesting facts about this store is that it use to be our corporate office and all of the electric equipment in the warehouse is explosion proof. This location features a state of the art training facility…