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Official Online Partner for Fronius USA

Official Online Partner for Fronius USA 0

We have BIG news! has become the official online store for Fronius welding machines within the United States through our partnership with Fronius USA. We work hard to partner with companies that we believe in, and take pride in offering you the very best in welding technology. If you haven't heard of Fronius yet, let us introduce you. Fronius, while new to the US, is an Austrian company that has been a leader in welding machines and technologies for many years in Europe. Fronius welding machines can do amazing things; They even have a battery-powered stick welder called the AccuPocket, and we carry them in-stock everyday. We carry a lot of great brands on our website, but we exclusively stock Fronius welders because we believe they're the best. You'll find brands like Miller and Lincoln all over the internet, but come to us for your Fronius equipment. You won't be disappointed. If you're serious about welding, Fronius is about to become part of your vocabulary. 

  • Andrew Blatner
How long does the battery last on a Fronius AccuPocket 150?

How long does the battery last on a Fronius AccuPocket 150? 0

This question has been asked more times than I can count; How long does the battery last on a Fronius AccuPocket 150.  WHICH MEANS...Time to get the answer!

I decided it was time to do some research.  First, I went around to our customer service team to see what their answers were.  The answers I received were “it depends on how much force (push) you use while welding”, to “depends on the diameter”, to “call Fronius tech support and see what they say” and then my very favorite “well depends on how hard you want to work”.  Since this obviously did not answer my question, it was time to grab my jacket, helmet and gloves and strike an arc. 

I took a fully charged Accupocket and 7018 1/8” rod.  I set the machine to 125 amps and struck my first arc.  I had a little too much heat (power) for my comfortability so I backed down to 115 amps.  Here was the first variable I noticed- not everyone was going to be welding at the same amperage, thus depleting the battery at different rates.  I was able to completely burn down to nothing 9-7018 1/8” rods. This is when I noticed the second variable, what is a used/complete rod?

I plugged the charger in and charged the machine completely in about 30 minutes.  I did take a coffee break and texted my wife back (not a good idea to not respond to her…..) so maybe a little longer.  (note I was using a 20-amp breaker on 110/120v) put the machine back in the case and back into our demo area.

So in conclusion, how long does a battery last on the Fronius Accupocket 150?  Well my answer is going to be 9-7018 1/8” electrodes.  Is this really the right answer, well I put the electricity to the metal and for me it is. 

*The views and opinions within this article are that of the author. This article has not been sponsored by Fronius. 

  • Andrew Blatner
The Fronius TransSteel 2200C has arrived!

The Fronius TransSteel 2200C has arrived! 0

We are one of the first to bring you the latest and greatest from our friends at Fronius Welding. The Fronius TransSteel 2200 is a multi-process, compact welding machine that's state-of-the-art and in-stock. Order today before 3pm Central, and your machine will ship today out of our Aurora, Illinois warehouse. This machine is available with and without a TIG welding package. This machine is the first single-phase inverter power source from Fronius that is also multi-process capable. We've run this off of some very long extension cords and it produces a consistent weld every time. 

What's included with the machine?

  • TransSteel 2200C 
  • Input Power Cords
  • Ground Clamp with Cable
  • 035 & 045 Consumable Setup
  • Electrode Holder w/ Cable
  • Flowmeter w/ gas Adapter
  • MIG Air-cooled torch

If purchasing the TIG option, a TIG Torch w/ consumable kit is included

If you're interested in a cheaper alternative, but want a machine from the legendary Fronius brand, check out the TransPocket 180 Stick instead. They retail for under $1,800 for the stick version, and they're also in-stock and ready to ship. 

Click here to learn more about the TransSteel 2200C Multi-Process Welding Machine

Fronius Welding Intro Video:

Check it out on Fronius' website: 

  • Andrew Blatner
Save your knees with the Revco SmashPad Flame Resistant Welding Mat

Save your knees with the Revco SmashPad Flame Resistant Welding Mat 0

We'll be the first to admit that we were a little skeptical about this project when it was introduced to us by our friends at Revco (Black Stallion), but we've had nothing but great feedback from welders working in tough environments looking for a way to save their knees from damage while on the job. This is a great option if you hate wearing kneepads, but don't want to have a knee replacement. 

Click here to view the product page: 

  • Matt Hurd