Tools & Welding
Forum for welding questions
Welding Talk Forum is an interactive chat room located at www.hobartwelders.com . There are three different forums: Welding Processes, Welding Projects, and Welding Products. The forum averages 25 to 35 questions each day and seldom does a question go unanswered for more than 24 hr.
Hobart Welders hobartwelders.com Write 307 on PE card
MIG buying guide
A free MIG Welding Buyer's Guide helps make purchasing a MIG welding power source easier. This easy-to-understand guide explains how to select the welder and answers many commonly asked questions. The guide explains duty cycles, how to determine how much amperage to use, and outlines which features to look for in a power source.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. millerwelds.com Write 308 on PE card
MG-2000 Laser Flatness Kit consists of a precision laser supported on a rotational mount for aiming the beam. Locking mechanism and micrometer adjustment allow for fine angular control. The laser beam is projected to a digital receiver on an adjustable base. Machines and tools can be checked to 0.0005 in. for flatness.
Pinpoint Laser Systems pinlaser.com Write 309 on PE card
Ranger 3 Phase delivers up to 11,500 W peak (10,500 W continuous) 3-phase power. The unit can also be used for ac or dc stick and TIG welding, MIG and flux-cored wire welding, and arc gouging. At 100% duty cycle, the power source is rated 225 A for dc, 210 A for ac, and 200 A for constant voltage. It offers a smooth ac/dc welding output.
The Lincoln Electric Co. lincolnelectric.com Write 310 on PE card
Cordless recip saw
WSR 650-A is a 24-V reciprocating saw that has superior cutting performance. The tool combines efficient gearing and a battery antidischarge system to prevent a full drain of the battery. A counterbalance feature yields less vibration regardless of the base material, from metal to PVC, to provide operators maximum comfort while making smooth, even cuts.
Hilti us.hilti.com Write 311 on PE card
A 3-jaw puller holds the jaws snug against the object being pulled when seating the puller, and prevents the jaws from slipping off under load. A centering point helps seat the tool and direct power straight, eliminating cocking. The hex pressure screw uses a standard wrench, eliminating special tools. A curved, hardened head won't mushroom under hammering.
Bahco North America bahco.com Write 312 on PE card
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey