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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Huron Welding in South Dakota spans back four generations to Jack Wold, who established the business in 1918 in a cramped workshop. Wold was among the first, if not the first, welders in the region. Image Source Through hard work, thrift, and innovation, Wold managed

Is This the Most Versatile Cutting Torch on the Market?

The Detroit Torch Cobra DHC2000 is fast becoming one of the most talked about Oxy-Acetylene cutting systems on the market. This simple, ergonomic pistol-grip torch is designed to efficiently deliver heat in a low velocity, highly concentrated flame that can weld most common metals, even

How to Choose Which ESAB Rebel Welder Is Right for You

The ESAB Rebel offers a full range high and low power settings in a portable machine capable of stick, MIG, and TIG welding. The full range of ESAB’s Rebel multiprocess welders are priced competitively between $1,699 and $2,999 at Baker’s Gas and Welding as of

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

A military veteran and now welding shop co-owner, Chanda Maldonado is busy recruiting more women to get involved in welding in Chattanooga, TN. She pitches a welding career to women saying,  “It’s very empowering to do this.” Maldonado learned welding from her welding shop co-owner

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welding instructor Becky Lorenz started her welding career in the late 1960’s with a sit-down strike to be allowed into the welding program, but she hasn’t spent much time sitting down since. Lorenz is a tireless welder who excelled in a male dominated profession where

How Magswitch Magnets Improve Weld Accuracy

Magswitch magnets have a wide variety of applications in welding shops and in fabrication businesses, providing magnetized hooks, grounding clamps, and supports for welding in a variety of positions and angles. They improve worksite safety, keep metal workpieces cleaner, simplify moving metal around the site,

Lincoln welding helmet

How to Choose a Welding Helmet Based on Clarity Rating

A welding helmet lens is graded for its clarity with a series of four numbers. The clearest helmet receives a 1/1/1/1 rating and helmets with slightly less clarity receive a 1/1/1/2, but is the highest rating the best rating for you? When it comes to