Welding Supplies from IOC

  1. The Spool Gun: Why And How?

    Spool guns are like that little pocket on jeans. Everyone’s seen them, but only a few people actually know what their purpose is. In reality, knowing why and how to use a spool gun is essential for maximizing your welding arsenal and becoming an expert. Especially when trying a new process or material, knowing how and why to use a...
  2. Should You Buy a Trailblazer?

    The Trailblazer has always been an appropriate name for one of Miller’s top welder/generators as it has introduced a number of innovations to the engine driven game. But how does the Trailblazer hold up in 2020? What should you expect with the Trailblazer compared to other welder/generators? 2020’s Big Change Engine driven machines offer a huge advantage, allowing you to...
  3. Best Welding Gifts of 2020

    Here’s a fun fact for all you Scrooges out there, even before Christmas was “Christmas,” many cultures had a tradition of giving gifts during the winter season. Because let’s face it, as the weather gets colder and the skies grow darker, we all need a little pick-me-up that we can look forward to. And what better way to brighten the...
  4. Welding In the Navy

    Everyone has a different reason for enlisting. For some, it’s always been their plan. For others, it seems like their chance to see the world. For others, it’s an opportunity to learn skills that’ll help them through the rest of their lives. Whatever your reason, many soon-to-be service members are hoping for a chance to weld. But how realistic is...
  5. Bobcat Series: What Has Changed?

    Welder/Generators offer a huge advantage for anyone who has to work away from conventional power sources or can’t access a 240 volt plug. Over the next two months, we’ll be covering both the Bobcat and Trailblazer welder/generators, helping you to understand which machine is best for your particular industry and application and how they’ve changed over the last few years...
  6. Best Halloween Welding Creations of 2020

    From massive spiders to Frankenstein busts, Halloween can really bring out the spooky side of welding. It’s the only time of year where you can let your creativity run rampant and try something a little more out of the box. To get you inspired for your own Halloween project, here’s a few of our favorites sent it by welders just...
  7. Remotely Controlling Your Weld Settings

    Here’s a common situation for many welders: You’re using a welder/generator, but your worksite isn’t accessible with such a large machine. Maybe you’re welding in a tight spot or on top of a boom lift. Not a problem, you’ve got plenty of long cables. So, you get all set up and ready to weld, pull the trigger and realize, “Shoot...
  8. Lincoln Ranger 260 MPX: Yeah, It’s a Big Deal

    If you have a welder/generator or have even remotely considered getting one, Lincoln just released some big news in the form of the Ranger 260 MPX. This comes hot on the heels of the Ranger 330 MPX, a game-changing machine that Lincoln released just earlier this year.  Why is the 260 MPX such a big deal? The 330 MPX might...
  9. Pro-Tips To Save Your Tips

    Ah, the MIG gun. May we forever bask in your ease-of-use and speed. For many welders, their adoration for their MIG gun can border on unhealthy.  But when tip problems happen, all that love becomes a violent level of hatred generally only reserved for telemarketers. While tip issues can be annoying, knowing how to remedy their most common problems can...
  10. Welders’ Picks: Most Reviewed Helmets

    Protection is something you don’t want to mess around with. The “safety squints” or a low quality helmet are not worth the risk. What you need is gear that you can trust to get the job done, and who better to ask than your fellow welders. Following last month’s post on the most reviewed welding machines, let's check out the...
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