Welding Supplies from IOC

  1. The Secrets of Buying Your First Welder

    You never forget your first, your first welding machine that is. Because your first welding machine can make or break the whole experience for you. It’s a big decision, one that can be extremely difficult if you’re still a beginner. We’re here to help with this list of the best beginner welders on the market: The Millermatic 211 There’s a...
  2. Stick vs. MIG vs. TIG: Which Process is Right For You?

    We all know the importance of selecting the right tool for the job. When it comes to welding, the process you choose is every bit as important as the tools themselves. Using the wrong welding process for a certain task can be like trying to saw a 2x4 with a screwdriver. Good luck with that. If you’re new to welding...
  3. Why You Need A New Welder

    How old’s your welder? 10 years old, maybe 20? Ever wonder what's happened to welding machines in that time? Well my friend, hang on to your butt because we’re about to blow your mind. Inverter Tech Instead of transformer-based tech, many new welders use inverter tech. It’s the difference between an early 1990’s cell phone the size of a small...
  4. Staff Spotlight: Ty’s Favorite Machine

    Ty is a regional manager for our parent company Indiana Oxygen. He has over 15 years of experience dealing with just about everything you can imagine, and a few things you can’t. When he’s not solving welding-related problems for our customers, he can be found under the hood of one of the classic cars in his garage. Freedom. That’s the big...
  5. 5 Essential Visual Reference Guides for Welders

    Let’s face it. We’re all kind of know-it-alls when it comes to welding. We talk big, but 90% of the time we’re just blowing smoke. It’s in our nature. The truth is, even the best in the business need a little instruction on new techniques or a refresher course on old ones from time to time. Whether you want to...
  6. Does Duty Cycle Really Matter?

    Every welder thinks they know what “Duty Cycle” means until their machine starts smelling like burnt plastic. In fact, here at IOC, many of our most-asked questions are about Duty Cycle. It seems like a simple concept, but understanding it will make a world of difference for your welding and the life of your welder. So, What is Duty Cycle...
  7. What’s This All About?

    Welders have always been a community. When someone says, “How’d you do that?” We don’t clamp our jaws shut and give ‘em the bird. We help each other out, we talk to one another. Every expert welder started with someone showing them the ropes and giving them advice. That’s exactly what you can expect here. At IOC, we’ve got decades...

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