Welding Supplies from IOC

  1. The Perfect Welder Gift Guide

    The Perfect Welder Gift Guide
    Gift buying with welders can get a little tricky. Your friends and family ask, “What can I get you for the Holidays?” Of course, you want something for welding. But you can’t just say “something for welding” or your sister will end up buying some random crappy gloves or skull cap filler material you won’t ever use. And what you...
  2. Multimatic 220: The Future of Multiprocess Machines?

    Multimatic 220: The Future of Multiprocess Machines?
    For welders who like to go between MIG, TIG and stick, multiprocess machines are a lifesaver. Hauling your TIG/Stick and MIG welders around your shop can be a huge pain and buying the same accessories for them all three (such as carts, covers, etc.) can feel redundant; hence the popularity of multiprocess machines. But the one issue multiprocess machines have...
  3. Power MIG 210 MP vs. Multimatic 215

    Power MIG 210 MP vs. Multimatic 215
    With huge rebates on both the Lincoln Power MIG 210 MP and Multimatic 215, people want to know how these two welders stack up. Both machines offer the ability to Stick, MIG or TIG weld, but which one does it better? Why multi-process machines? In determining which machine is best for you, ask yourself, “why do I want a multi-process...
  4. Preventing and Correcting Cracking

    Preventing and Correcting Cracking
    If you learned anything as a kid, it was to say “NO” to crack. It’s time we all took another look at those life-guiding words of wisdom. Because welding cracks are a common, yet incredibly serious issue. In fact, a crack can completely ruin the integrity of a weld, rendering it useless. For this reason, some industries go to incredible...
  5. What to know about the Millermatic 211

    What to know about the Millermatic 211
    With a $200 rebate available on the Millermatic 211 right now, we want to know: Does this highly praised machine really deserve all the fan fair it gets? It’s been hailed as possibly the best-selling MIG machine of all time, but how does it hold up when put to the test? Right out of the box, you’ll realize the Millermatic...
  6. Welding Halloween Decorations

    Welding Halloween Decorations
    It’s more than slasher movies, haunted houses and candy corn: It’s that time of year when making your own decorations really stands out. So let those creative juices flow like blood in an 80’s horror movie. This is when all those people who couldn’t make ice in a snowstorm look at your house and say, “I wish I could do...
  7. TIG vs. MIG vs. Stick

    TIG vs. MIG vs. Stick
    When it comes to picking between MIG, TIG and stick, it's not an exclusive relationship. However, learning to master a single method can take a significant amount of time, equipment and energy. Knowing the pros and cons of each method will save you a lot of brain trauma when learning to weld or deciding which new process to try. Stick...
  8. How to Build Metal Furniture

    How to Build Metal Furniture
    How often do your loved ones see a lawn ornament or piece of furniture and say, “You could build that!” It’s an enticing idea: building your own furniture. When done right, it’s a great way to save money and give your home that perfect touch of personal charm. But without the right tips and tricks, it can be a veritable...
  9. 3 Machines every Stick Welder Should Know

    3 Machines every Stick Welder Should Know
    Nothing is more frustrating than porous, spattery welds that seem to happen no matter what you do. This is often a huge issue specifically with Stick welders since a bad machine can pretty much counteract any technique or special preparations you make. If you’re fed up or ready to take your welding to the next level, these 3 machines are...
  10. How to Tack Weld

    How to Tack Weld
    It seems so easy, a couple little welds and you’re good to go. How could anyone possibly screw up tacking? The truth is, you could be tacking wrong and never know it. This is because most of the problems with tacking incorrectly often don’t become apparent until much later in the process. As a result, tacking often goes overlooked when...

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