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This is a Serious Review…..

So..... we got this product review in for our Migatronic Focus. The customer emailed us and said he was having difficulty uploading it to our website. That's because it's too long! We have to agree with Jody, it is a brilliant piece of kit. "The FOCUS STICK 161 E PFC is a superbly engineered and manufactured welding machine. I have used it both for SMAW and GMAW along with unconventional electrode types, it's performance has been excellent, qualities of its operation Read More...

Do I need a Mig, Tig or MMA welder?

It is a question we get asked all the time in ProWeld and really it comes down to you the customer. If there was a machine that could do all three types of welding really well this would be a simple problem to solve. There is a 3-in-1 machine that will perform Mig, Tig & MMA but they have drawbacks when it comes to the Tig, usually only having the use of a scratch start(lift-tig) torch. They are generally Read More...

Value Welding Electrodes- Direct from EU Manufacturer

It is really is a hard to find good manufacturers in Europe that are producing top quality welding electrodes. We at ProWeld began researching, where could we get good quality at factory prices? We looked to buy everything in our inventory including less popular rods such as 7018's, 29.9's and Cast rods. Elektroda Zagreb fit that description perfectly, they have been producing quality electrodes and filler metals in Croatia since 1948.  Their products are approved by many different bodies including American Read More...

Drilling & Tapping Charts & Handy Tips

Drilling and tapping are two distinct actions. Drilling refers to creating a smooth hole in a material with a drill bit and a pistol or bench drill. Tapping is the action that creates a thread into the side of the hole.   There are numerous kinds of taps: Bottoming taps are used to cut a thread to the bottom of a blind hole. Taper taps are used to gradually thread a hole in a material that is difficult to cut or Read More...

What Is Synergic Mig Welding??

There is often confusion regarding this subject. Synergic refers to a machine that sets up the parameters within a selected programme according to Amperage, Wire Feed Speed or material thickness. The machine then sets the volts etc according to the information in the memory of the machine. Many synergic machines have Pulsed or Double Pulsed Arc function, for spatter-free, controlled Mig/Mag welding. We can use the interface of a basic Migatronic Autopuls² Mig as an example. The top left grey Read More...

7 Ways on How to Save (Money) on your Welding Gas

Using welding gas can sometimes amount to a considerable cost while welding, but there are a number of ways where you can reduce your gas consumption and thus save you money. Gas is used in welding to create ‘shielding’ - the purpose of which is to protect the weld area from oxygen and water vapour. If these are present then these natural gases in the atmosphere can actually distort the weld, give a poor quality weld and generally make Read More...

Double Pulse Mig Welding on Aluminium, Stainless Steel and Mild Steel

Mig welding on aluminium is now becoming more and more common due to advances in technology in welding machines. While tig welding was generally considered the best for use on aluminium welding, it can now be undertaken very effectively by a mig machine. But bear in mind there may be times when tig is better used, but for the most part the introduction of pulse and double pulse technology will do the job at hand, giving equally good results Read More...

Introducing, The Green Friendly and Premium Welder – Migatronic

Migatronic Overview ProWeld and Migatronic have teamed up in Ireland, and we are now the sole distributor of Migatronic welders and welding supplies in the Republic of Ireland. Migatronic are based in Denmark, meaning it is quick and easy to source any parts or accessories that may be required directly from their production facility. The simple fact of the matter, is that the Migatronic range has numerous benefits to the end user, which we know offers you outstanding welding results, Read More...

Coolant & Drill Bits – Hints and Tips

Whenever you buy drill bits from us in ProWeld we always ask, “Do you need any coolant”? Some guys say “Yeah, I have WD40.” But for your own sake, please don’t use that! WD40 is great and we sell a lot of it but it’s not very good for drilling holes. Burned Oil, WD40 or any other type of oil will actually increase the heat at the point of your bit. This is always the reason that your bit will turn blue, Read More...

Understanding AC and DC in Welding

Welding and Polarity Welding is the process whereby metals are melted and a filler used to help create a join, or the weld. The most commonly used welding processes are arc welding, which uses electrical currents; and gas welding. Not all metals will weld properly, as stainless steel can distort or crack, and alloys can prove tough if the exact chemical composition it is made from, is not known. Straight and reverse polarity are common terms in welding. Straight polarity Read More...

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