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2011 Welding / Cutting Equipment


A-2000 Service Cart

Lenco

Details Have a LENCOSPOT MARK II welder? Lenco says this cart will allow you to elevate the welder to the proper height for spotting tops, but keep it low enough to weld in a wheel housing. The cart allows you to bring all of your tools to the job, saving time and reducing fatigue.

Web lencoautomotive.com

Phone 573.243.3141


DF-15 DX Spot Annihilator

Equipment Plus Inc.

Details Destroy spot welds with this purpose-built and appropriately named drill. This is the kit version of the tool, which comes with a form-fitted plastic carrying case for the drill and bits. The Annihilator comes with one inline oiler, and single 10 mm, 8 mm, and 6.5 mm titanium-coated drill bits.

Web danmig.com

Phone 800.544.4016


HTP Quick Spot

HTP America Inc.

Details This 220-volt spot welder makes rust and panel repairs easy, according to HTP America. It produces factory looking welds with virtually no warping and no added metal, which minimizes the finishing process. The tool also eliminates spatter, protecting windshields and interiors. HTP says it’s simple to operate and doesn’t require any special welding skills.

Web htpweld.com

Phone 800.872.9353


Multi-Cutter MC 40

Elektron-Bremen

Details This plasma cutter will slice through high-strength steels, rust or paint, according to Elektron-Bremen. The company says it is the only efficient cutting method for boron body parts. It offers precise cutting capabilities, even on thin panels, and it can cut through double layers without penetrating the lower layer.

Web elektron-bremen.com

Phone 630.396.6100


Multispot MI-100 T

Elektron-Bremen

Details This spot welder is meant for use on structural auto body damage and is specially designed for high-strength steels, such as boron, USIBOR, TRIP, TWIP and XIP. Elektron-Bremen says this model’s high performance pliers have an unmatched weight to performance ratio, with 25 percent less weight and 40 percent less size.

Web elektron-bremen.com

Phone 630.396.6100


PCT 80 Torch

Lincoln Electric

Details This patent-pending plasma torch operates without high frequency and nearly eliminates trigger delay when the trigger is pressed or the arc is reignited after leaving the plate, according to Lincoln Electric. The company says the arc can be reignited within 50 milliseconds, which means no waiting and improved performance on expanded metal.

Web lincolnelectric.com

Phone 216.481.8100


Panelmaster

Lenco

Details Lenco says this is its newest and most powerful resistance spot welder. It features a water circulator and radiator for cooling the transformer, welding leads and tips. The machine generates 8,000 amps, has a clamping force of 550 pounds, and has a three-piece, 18-guage welding capacity. It mounts easily on a moveable cart.

Web lencoautomotive.com

Phone 573.243.3141


Panibbler

HTP America Inc.

Details Want to cut metal quickly and easily without a plasma cutter? This is your tool. HTP America describes the handheld Panibbler as your very own sheet metal sheer. It will slice through 3/64-inch steel or 5/64-inch aluminum or stainless steel without trouble. It weighs 1.5 pounds and is highly maneuverable—it can cut turns as tight as a silver dollar.

Web htpweld.com

Phone 800.872.9353


Phantom II Welding Helmet

Equipment Plus Inc.

Details This is an auto-darkening helmet, which Equipment Plus says saves a welder time and reduces fatigue. The Self-Darkening Autofilter darkens immediately when it senses an arc, so welders don’t have to worry about taking their helmet on and off. When the shield is not darkened, it provides clear vision and protection from other potential shop hazards.

Web danmig.com

Phone 800.544.4016


Ceiling Mounted Pro Spot i4

Pro Spot International Inc.

Details This is the ceiling mounted version of the Pro Spot i4 welder. It hangs from a shop ceiling on a bracket system that makes it mobile throughout the shop. It features a portable i4 welder and MIG welder and is always connected and ready to weld. The welder never touches the ground, freeing up space and eliminating snarls of cables and hoses.

Web prospot.com

Phone 877.776.7768


Welding Tip Sharpener

Pro Spot International Inc.

Details Pro Spot says you’ll get 50 percent more use out of your tips by using its tip sharpener. The sharpener’s pneumatic low-profile dresser can sharpen your tips without having to remove the arm. The company says its sharpener will improve your efficiency and quality by eliminating dull, worn-out and dirty weld caps.

Web prospot.com

Phone 877.776.7768


VRTEX 360 Welding Simulator

Lincoln Electric

Details Teach proper welding techniques to new techs or boost the skills of veterans without using customer vehicles as a practice ground. This computer-based training system allows users to hone their welding skills in a simulated environment. Lincoln says it produces realistic puddle simulation and welding sound based on the user’s movement. See the company’s website for extensive details on this product.

Web lincolnelectric.com

Phone 216.481.8100


 

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