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What Kind of Safety Equipment Do You Need To Protect Yourself While Welding, Grinding and Cutting?

September 29, 2017 1:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When investing in welding equipment in Phoenix, AZ, you need more than just a welder, a grinder and a plasma cutter. You also need all the equipment required to keep yourself fully safe while using these tools. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the equipment you need to have a safe workshop environment: Welding helmet: The first bit of welding equipment you need, besides the welder itself, is a good welding helmet. When you’re welding, the hot point of your welder creates a very bright light with enough ultraviolet light to damage your eyes (much like looking... View Article

Top Five Things to Consider When You’re Picking Out a Portable Welder or MIG Machine

September 15, 2017 1:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Buying your first welder can open up a whole world of projects that you can tackle. Anytime you’re buying a new tool for your workshop, you need to balance several variables to make sure you’re getting the right tool for you. By simply asking yourself the following questions, you should have a better idea of what welder is best for you. Where are you going to work? Are you going to work in a workshop? Your garage? Outside? This is the first question to ask yourself, because this is essentially a health and safety issue. MIG welders use an inert... View Article

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4 Factors To Consider When Choosing a Welding Hood in 2017

August 8, 2017 4:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In our last post, we stressed the importance of reading and adhering to MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) when you’re working with propane or any type of welding gases. We mentioned protecting your eyes from propane burns by using among other items, a welding hood, otherwise known as a welding helmet. However, the process of welding itself, no matter what type of gas or which welding method you’re using, requires the use of a welding hood. Even hobby welders, people who just do the occasional DIY weld spot repair, and the student who needs to weld something for a class... View Article

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5 Propane Safety Guidelines to Show Why You Need To Read the MSDS

July 30, 2017 4:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whenever you’re welding, safety is extremely important. Even experienced welders need to review safety procedures when they’re working with welding gases, like propane. Propane gas is highly flammable and in certain circumstance explosive. It also causes freezer burns when it comes into contact with your skin and getting it in your eyes can even cause permanent vision impairment. Ignoring safety measures and not following the safety instructions detailed in the Propane Material Safety Data Sheet, can be deadly. We’ve made up a list of 5 safety guidelines for working with propane below to show you how important following safety measures... View Article