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Thermadyne / Firepower Price Increase Coming June 1st

May 27th, 2012

Customers who have been following over the past 15 years know that we have been carrying Thermadyne and Thermal Dynamics products almost from the beginning. They manufacture some of the finest welders and plasma cutters the industry has ever seen.

They manufacture the Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutters, which are reliable, durable, and packed with features that make them state of the art. Such as the inverter technology they utilize instead of transformers. This allows them to be smaller, more energy efficient, and run less hot, and have greater power.

Then, there’s the Thermal Arc Mig Welders. A great value with features that we would put up against any of the major name brands out there. They are priced affordably as well. You’ll get all of the features and quality of the top brand names, but a more pleasing price.

You only have a few days left to enjoy the current prices, because the manufacturer has a price increase scheduled for June 1st. So don’t wait. If you’ve been considering making a purchase of a top quality but affordable welder or plasma cutter, now is the time to jump.

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Thermal Dynamics plasma cutters

Auto Shop Equipment Essentials – Part 7

April 26th, 2011

Welders and plasma cutters are vital for any auto body shop. You’ll need a good welder and plasma cutter from a quality manufacturer if you want to be able to handle all the jobs you’ll need to be able to handle. There are many fine manufacturers out there, We carry two of the biggest, Lincoln and Thermal Dynamics. You can’t go wrong with names like these.
So then it comes down to what type of welder to purchase. That will depend on the type of work you’re doing. For thicker material like frames, an affordable Arc Welder will get the job done just fine. It handles this type of work well, it is easy to master and can be quite affordable. For those more precise jobs where you need to handle thinner material, fine body work and such, you’ll want to use a Mig Welder. Mig welders are best for handling the thinner sheet metal jobs because they will cause less distortion, and you’ll get a cleaner weld. You have more control and precision giving you an end product that can be perfect once you’ve mastered the art.
Mig welding can be done with, or without shielding gas. If done with gas, you tend to get the finest results. When done without gas, you’ll need to get flux core welding wire, which provides the important ingredients to accomplish the proper weld. The end weld will be just as strong, but maybe not quite as pretty.

Lincoln Mig WWelder
We bundle Plasma Cutters in with welders because they go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you’re performing body work, and fabricating, you’ll need a Plasma Cutter. Sure, the Oxy / Acetylene torch is fine for frame cuts, but for the thinner material, and where precision is required, nothing beats a good plasma cutter.  Plasma cutters will provide you with the most perfect cuts, for when nothing else will suffice. We recommend a plasma cutter with an inverter instead of a transformer. The older transformer technology was fine in it’s day, but modern plasma cutters with state-of-the-art inverter technology offers better performance. It will run less hot, which means longer duty cycle, and greater longevity. It allows for a much smaller, lighter machine too, making it more portable.

Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutter