Many car, bike and model engineering enthusiasts occasionally need to weld components and assemblies together.
Many small companies also need welding products but not on a regular, large-scale basis. However, up till now the gases used in this process have only been available in large, unwieldy cylinders. And that makes the cost of these operations expensive. However, the UK’s largest supplier, BOC, has now come up with an answer.
The company has developed a small, cylinder package for occasional users and hobbyists. It comes with a single annual rental charge of just £18 plus VAT. The gas costs £16 per fill and you can get it refilled whenever you want. Customers in the Wolverhampton and Telford areas are the first in the country to be able to trial this new shielding gas package.
Argoshield Light is an odourless shielding gas ideal for MIG welding and for using with thin-section alloy steel (including stainless steel). The two-litre cylinder contains nearly 500 litres of gas – that’s almost 30 minutes of continuous welding. The cylinder package is also very easy to carry - it has an easy-grip handle and only weighs 6kg when full.
Argoshield Light gives excellent arc stability with minimal spatter during welding. In addition, the oxygen content in the gas mixture means less welding wire is needed.
During the initial trial period, these cylinders are available from the BOC Tradequip on Lower Walsall Street, Wolverhampton WV1 2EP (Tel: 01902 870999), and from Telford Group at Enterprise House, Stafford Park, Telford TF3 3BD (Tel: 01952 290800).
Click here to find out more about the 2 litre Argoshield Light filled cylinder.