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The Pros and Cons of Carbon Arc Gouging

October 25, 2019 12:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

There are several types of welding, and carbon arc gouging (also known as arc welding or carbon arc welding) is popular for heavy-duty projects because it involves minimal welding supplies in Phoenix, AZ. Carbon arc welding is the term to describe joining metal elements together by using electricity. Whereas other methods use gas to heat the metal and fuse it together, carbon arc gouging relies only on electricity. An electric arc is formed between the electrode and the workpiece, which then melts the metal. As it is heated, a stream of air blows across the molten metal to create a... View Article

The Importance of Preventative Welder Maintenance

October 11, 2019 12:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Welding machines are durable and long lasting, but the importance of preventative welder maintenance can’t be understated. Not only does it save you time and money in the long run, but it also is the best way to ensure a strong weld. Regular maintenance helps maintain your equipment longevity. While some businesses don’t rely heavily on welding, those that do could be looking at significant downtime, lost profits and costly repairs if regular maintenance isn’t performed. If your welding machine has an erratic arc, this can also waste energy. “Hard” failures like blown electronics are harder to prevent, but “soft”... View Article

How to Choose the Right Abrasive for Your Project

September 27, 2019 11:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As you may already know, cleaning is an incredibly important part of the welding process. Cleaning a surface removes pollutants and inclusions so that you can do the best job without having to use multiple passes—which is better, as you’ll use less filler metal. Of course, if you have questions about welding supplies or finding the right welding supply shop in Phoenix, AZ after you read this article, be sure to stop by Vern Lewis Welding Supply, Inc. We’re always glad to help! Abrasive tools for welding projects Bonding abrasives and grinding wheels: Performance is determined by grain type, size... View Article

How Alternate Fuel Can Save You Money

September 13, 2019 11:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For over a century, humans have been using oxy-fuel for welding and other cutting projects. Acetylene is the most commonly used gas for this process, but over the last hundred years, we’ve made advancements. Is acetylene still the best gas for the job? When you’re cutting steel, the vast majority of the costs are associated with the labor. But if you make the right choices in fuel, you can drastically reduce your costs without sacrificing your skilled workers. After all, you’re not going to want to skimp on skill, cutting tip, cutting type, cutting speed, thickness or any of the... View Article

Awesome Facts and Tidbits About a Welding Career

August 30, 2019 11:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you considered a career in the trades? Are you interested in working with welding equipment in Phoenix, AZ for a living? Here are just a few reasons why a career in welding might be right for you. You don’t need a degree College is more expensive today than it’s ever been before, and the rate at which tuition is increasing doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. The good news is that you can get certified as a welder without having to spend the tens of thousands of dollars associated with a college education. In fact, it takes... View Article