Gallup

Steel Sales

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015

Our Gallup store, on 606 East Historic Highway 66,  can meet all your steel and fastener needs! Every store (Durango, Gallup, and Cortez) offers pre-cut steel and aluminum for smaller jobs. •Plate/Sheet Metal and Expanded Metal •Pipe, Structural Shapes, and Rebar •Gratings We Cut to Size and have a 65-ton ironworker on site. We offer hole punching and plasma cutting....

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Durango

The Right Gloves

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016

The welding process usually drives glove choice. Balance your need for protection from heat, spatter, and abrasion with your need to handle torch and rod with skill. STICK Here you generally have the most heat and sparks, so a greater thickness of leather is needed. The split grain (suede texture) elk, pig, or goat hides offer protection plus some grip friction. In a pinch, thinner MIG gloves can protect, but TIG gloves may disappoint. MIG Though a high-quality goatskin glove with a heat-resistant lining could work, a thicker glove might be preferable, to protect against heat and spatter. Top-grain (smooth, hair-side) cow, goat, or deer hides are common choices for the needed increase in feel. TIG Dexterity is key to handling torch and rod for this process. Goat hide or similar thin, pliable material provide the needed freedom of movement. Since the process creates less spatter, protection is less important. What about cutting? Protection, generally, is not too important. Where you prefer dexterity, the thinner MIG/TIG gloves should serve you...

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Cortez

Road Construction

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016

  Thanks to everyone who is getting past the roadwork outside our Cortez store. We truly appreciate your business! Bear with the crews, and for their safety, give them room to work. Anticipated completion is November...

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Customer Stories

Customer Story: Fitz S.

Posted by on May 1, 2013

After designing world-class hospitals, racing motorcycles, and collecting Saabs, architect Fitz Sargent has turned his energy toward revitalizing downtown Gallup, New Mexico. It started with his home and workshop. Formerly a sewing machine repair shop, the place was abandoned and used by a squatter. The building became his home and workshop, and the incubator for creative ideas with welding. From gates to the home, to the largest bicycle, to teaching youths the art of welding, his Miller welder is always...

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Recent Posts

The Right Gloves

The Right Gloves

Sep 26, 2016

The welding process usually drives glove choice. Balance your need for protection from heat, spatter, and abrasion with your need to handle torch and rod with skill. STICK Here you generally have the most heat and sparks, so a greater thickness of leather is needed. The split grain (suede texture) elk, pig, or goat hides offer protection plus some grip friction. In a pinch, thinner MIG gloves can protect, but TIG gloves may disappoint. MIG Though a high-quality goatskin glove with a heat-resistant lining could work, a thicker glove might be preferable, to protect against heat and spatter. Top-grain (smooth, hair-side) cow, goat, or deer hides are common choices for the needed increase in feel. TIG Dexterity is key to handling torch and rod for this process. Goat hide or similar thin, pliable material provide the needed freedom of movement. Since the process creates less spatter, protection is less important. What about cutting? Protection, generally, is not too important. Where you prefer dexterity, the thinner MIG/TIG gloves should serve you...

Preventing Arc Burn — Helmets

Preventing Arc Burn — Helmets

Sep 19, 2016

Your chosen welding process and amperage should guide what eye protection you need. This chart shows ranges of amperage, by process, with recommended shades of lens.           Stick Process — 20-40 amps — 9 Lens Shade Stick Process — 40-80 amps — 10 Lens Shade Stick Process — 80-175 amps — 11 Lens Shade Stick Process — 175-300 amps — 12 Lens Shade Stick Process — 300-500 amps — 13 Lens Shade M I G Process — 80-100 amps — 10 Lens Shade M I G Process — 100-175 amps — 11 Lens Shade M I G Process — 75-300 amps — 12 Lens Shade M I G Process — 300-500 amps — 13 Lens Shade M I G (Aluminum) — 80-100 amps — 10 Lens Shade M I G (Aluminum) — 100-175 amps — 11 Lens Shade M I G (Aluminum) — 175-250 amps — 12 Lens Shade M I G (Aluminum) — 250-350 amps — 13 Lens Shade T I G — 5-17 amps — 9 Lens Shade T I G — 17-33 amps — 10 Lens Shade T I G — 33-100 amps — 11 Lens Shade T I G — 100-150 amps — 12 Lens Shade T I G — 150-250 amps — 13 Lens Shade Flux-cored — 125-175 amps — 10 Lens Shade Flux-cored — 175-225 amps — 11 Lens Shade Flux-cored — 225-275 amps — 12 Lens Shade Flux-cored — 275-350 amps — 13 Lens Shade  ...

Millermatic® 252

Millermatic® 252

Aug 10, 2016

Highest Output in its Class!  (250 A at 28 VDC). Weld longer on high-end applications. Weld from 22 ga. to 1/2″ thick in one pass.   •Precise and Pre-settable —  Digital Front Panel with Built-in Digital Timers Menu Enables operator to preset voltage and wire feed speed. Standard run-in, pre/postflow, burnback, spot/delay (stitch) timer menu. •EZ-Access™ Consumable Compartment and Parameter Chart — Set weld parameters right the first time with convenient new flip-down compartment that provides fast access to parameter chart and consumables. •Auto Gun Detect™ —  Miller’s Auto Gun Detect allows operator to simply pull trigger on MIG gun, spool gun or push/pull gun. Automatically detects and recalls the voltage, wire feed speed and timer of the active gun. •Angled, Dual-Gear Driven, Cast Aluminum Drive System: Features no-tool, quick-change reversible drive rolls and an easy-to-set, scaled tension knob. (No. 907321)  ———-  Learn More at...

Multimatic 215

Multimatic 215

Jul 5, 2016

The Multimatic™ 215 by Miller® Miller has a new welder that’s ready to help build your skills and capabilities. It’s everything you expect from a Miller® Multimatic. Multiprocess Capabilities Take on a variety of projects with one machine that is MIG- and stick-ready, with a TIG option. New color LCD interface Quickly set up the machine for all three processes with the color LCD interface, featuring Auto-Set™ Elite. Superior performance Easily move this powerful 38 lb. welder to your work and weld up to 3/8″ mild steel. Multi-voltage flexibility Conveniently connect to 120 V or 240 V power with the Multi-Voltage Plug...