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Keep Cool in the Dog Days of Summer!

Summer got you all heated up? Don’t Sweat it!

MAXX AIR MVPF-30 30″ Pedestal Fan’s are now available!

MAXX AIR HVPF-30 30" Pedestal Fan

These fans are going fast and won’t last long. Certainly not since we are offering FREE UPS Ground Shipping!


  • Powerful airflow (4100 – 4800 CFM).
  • Fan head tilts 90 degrees.
  • Adjustable fan height (60-84″).
  • Durable black satin powder-coat finish.
  • All metal construction.
  • OSHA compliant grille.
  • Easy to assemble with household tools.
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturers Warranty.

Don’t wait till the last minute to get yours as they might be gone!

New from Noga! – DG6160 w/Double Fine Adjustment


New Fine adjustment on Top with universal swivel clamp and Unique single direction Fine adjustment at base.


  • Fast and easy to set up gauges into required position.
  • Five axis holder.
  • New double fine adjustment.
    – Top: universal swivel clamp
    – Bottom: unique single direction
  • Unique central looking mechanism with Noga designed spring loaded bearing.
  • Instantly fastens in any position.
  • Powerful ON/OFF magnetic base 80 kg (176 lbs.).
  • Black finished arms.

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Lincoln Electric Perfect Clarity VIKING-2 Series Welding Helmets

The next generation of VIKING™ Auto-Darkening Welding helmets offers the best optical clarity available in the welding industry today. The auto-darkening cartridges in the VIKING-2 series offer a perfect EN 379-1/1/1/1 optical clarity rating. Backed by a new full three-year warranty, these helmets also feature a redesigned headgear, designed for optimal fit and all day comfort.

Lincoln Electric K3100-2 Motorhead Welding HelmetThe new improved optics, headgear and three year warranty are standard on the new VIKING 3350, 2450, 2450D and 1840 Series helmets. With a wide variety of graphic options available for each helmet line, these upgraded helmets have something to offer all welders!

Check out this video from Lincoln Electric via Youtube!


  • The largest viewing area on the market today.
  • For the customers who refuses to compromise.
  • Superior comfort.
  • Continuously Variable 6-13 Shade with Internal Control.
  • Continuously Variable sensitivity and Delay.
  • Grind Mode.
  • Magnifying ‘Cheater’ Lens Capability.
  • 4 arc sensors.
  • Solar cells with a replaceable lithium battery.
  • 3.74 x 3.34 in. (95 x 85mm) view size.
  • Hard Hat Adapter Capable.

For More Information:

Please visit our website at for more information! Other graphics and series are available! Let us know what you think in the comments below, all opinions welcome!

MILWAUKEE M18™ 18-Volt Jobsite Radio/Charger

Milwaukee 2790-20 Jobsite Radio/Charger

Work Smarter Not Harder With Milwaukee!

The Milwaukee® M18™ Job site Radio/Charger is the first charging radio to bring the power of Bluetooth® to the job site, while delivering the industry’s best reception and sound. The most advanced radio of its kind, the M18™ Job site Radio/Charger features a Bluetooth® receiver so you can stream rich, full sound wirelessly from over 100 feet away. Its unique battery charger allows you to charge any M18™ battery without sacrificing reception or sound quality.


For added versatility, a high-power USB port allows you to charge most portable electronic devices over 50% faster than any competitor. The M18™ Radio/Charger’s lightweight, high-strength design includes a reinforced roll cage for protection from weather and abusive job site conditions. The radio/charger also offers the industry’s largest on-board, weather-sealed storage compartment to protect your small belongings and smart phones. A 16″ auxiliary input cord and 2 AAA batteries are included.


This heavy duty radio/charger is ready for any job, job site, and any need. Thirsty? It even has a bottle opener! Need a place for your phone or other fragile things? Store them in the largest on-board, weather-sealed compartment!


For more information or to order, please visit our website! Click on a picture above or click here ->

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Get Geared Up With Lincoln Electric – Ready-Pak Made Just For Women!

Lincoln Electric K3238 Womens Welding Ready-PakLincoln Electric has released a new Welding Ready-Pak just for women! This pack includes everything a female professional fabricator would need.

This ready-pak includes:
– Lincoln Industrial Duffle Bag.
– VIKING Jessi vs. The Robot 3350 Series Auto-Darkening Helmet.
– Jessi Combs Women’s Shadow FR Welding Jacket.
– Jessi Combs MIG/Stick Welding Gloves.
– Jessi Combs Steelworker Gloves.
– Women’s Starlite Clear Safety Glasses.
– FR Doo Rag.

See table below for sizing:

Part Number / Size

Bust Measurement in (cm)

Waist Measurement in (cm)

Jacket Sleeve in (cm)

Jacket Torso in (cm)


32-36 (81-91)

28-32 (71-81)

28 (71)

27 (68)


36-39 (91-99)

32-34 (81-86)

28 (71)

27 (68)


39-41 (99-104)

34-36 (86-91)

29 (74)

27 (68)


41-43 (104-109)

36-38 (91-96)

30 (76)

27 (68)


43-46 (109-117)

38-42 (96-107)

31 (79)

27 (68)

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Uniweld Tech Tip – Backfire & Flashback


Backfire is the momentary retrogression of the flame into the torch that is usually signaled by a popping sound. The flame may either extinguish or re-ignite at the end of the tip. Sustained backfire (flashback) is the retrogression of flame into the torch with continued burning inside the torch. This event can be identified by an initial popping sound followed by a squealing or hissing sound caused by continued burning inside the torch.

What to do if backfire occurs

When this occurs, the torch oxygen valve should be turned off immediately; and then the fuel gas valve.


Flashback is the return of the flame through the torch and into the hose and/or regulator and can potentially cause an explosion at any point in the system. It may also reach the cylinder. This event is caused by oxygen and fuel mixing in one side of the oxy-fuel system and subsequently being ignited at the tip and by reverse flow of one gas into the other side of the system.

What to do if flashback occurs

When this occurs, the torch oxygen valve should be turned off immediately; and then the fuel gas valve.

How to prevent a backfire or flashback

To avoid both Backfires and Flashbacks, be sure to properly match the torch tip size with the metal area being welded.

1. If using acetylene, keep the pressure below 15 pounds.
2. Purge your hoses before lighting the torch.
3. Never light your torch with a mixture of fuel and oxygen. After purging the lines, light the torch with only the fuel gas valve open.
4. Check valves should be installed on both torch inlets and operating properly. Check valves can stop the reverse flow of gases, but will not prevent flashbacks.
5. To prevent flashbacks, flashback arrestors must be installed on the outlets of both regulators, and/or torch inlets.

Check The Torch: How can you tell if the torch you are using has flashback arrestors and check valves? If you look at the torch you will notice a small cylindrical valve on each inlet with the hoses screwed onto this valve instead of hooked directly to the torch. Most of these valves are combination flashback/check valves and will say so on the valve body. Often, combination valves are also installed on regulator outlets.

Before welding, take time to inspect the equipment you will be using to be sure check valves and flashback arrestors have been installed. This precaution can prevent a deadly cylinder explosion.

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FREE Hougen Cutter Kit!

Who doesn’t like FREE Things? For a limited time you can receive a Free cutter kit with every purchase of a Hougen Mag. Drill! See below for details.


Choose one:

  • 12002 Rotabroach® Kit 2″ DOC
  • 12004 Rotabroach® Kit 2″ DOC
  • 17700 RotaLoc™ Kit
  • 17701 RotaLoc™ Kit
  • 17704 RotaLoc™ Kit
  • 17800 RotaLoc Plus™ Kit
  • 17801 RotaLoc Plus™ Kit
  • 17804 RotaLoc Plus™ Kit

For more information about each kit, please see our website.

How To Receive Your FREE Kit:

Download & Print the Mail-In Rebate Form at:
– Drills must be purchased between March 1 – April 30, 2014. Proof of purchase required.
– Valid for all US customers.
– Must be submitted by May 31, 2014

Click here to view our section of Hougen Mag. Drills.

Lincoln Electric Roll-Cage Welding & Rigging Gloves

Looking for a great pair of gloves that are durable and will last for a long time?

Look no farther! These gloves by Lincoln Electric are all new and are top of the line! If you handle both welding AND rigging on your marine or construction job site, now you can work with ONE pair of gloves instead of two.

Durability & Long Life is great, but what about Safety?

The new patented-design Roll Cage™ Welding Rigging Gloves are dual purpose gloves that offer complete protection for your hands. These Roll Cage gloves are constructed of durable cowhide, sewn with Kevlar thread and enhanced with extreme knuckle protection to withstand tough environments.

1. The longer length cuff guards against the wrist and forearm areas from heat and sparks but still allows for fast removal of gloves.
2. Fire resistant fasten material that allows for a taper wrist cuff.
3. Palm padding reinforces high wear areas of the palm.
4. Finger structure enhances grip and durability.
5. Constructed of top grade fire resistant cow leather.
6. Kevlar® stitching provides maximum strength.
7. Silicon knuckle protection protects fingers and back of the hand from impact and injury.
– Inside Lining Protection: provides protection against cuts.

Great! So they are Safe, Durable, and Long Lasting. What sizes are there and where can I get them?

These gloves are available in sizes medium to 2XL. See the chart below for help with sizing:

Hand Sizing for Men’s Gloves

 Label Size  Hand Size in.  Hand Size cm
 M  8.5  22
 L  9  23
 XL  9.5  24
 2XL  10  25

If you are interested in these fine gloves, give us a call at 1-800-800-4967 or visit our website:

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Comment below if you have any comments on these fantastic gloves!

Green Chrome Oxide Compound Review & Tips

This little guy is one of our best selling items! And as many have stated, a little goes a long way!  It is available from us in two sizes. 6oz, and 20oz. The reviews below are for the 6oz bar. We do not have any reviews for the 20oz bar as of this moment.

6oz. Formax Green Chrome Oxide BarFor the 6oz bar ->
For the 20oz bar ->

I have a few reviews about this compound from some of our customers! All names have been removed to keep all reviews anonymous.

Review 1:

Great addition for straight razor maintenance

5 Star Rating

This is a generous quantity of chromium oxide compound that will last you a LONG time.

– Exactly as advertised

– Temptation to use too much compound because you are getting a lot more than you need

Chromium oxide compound is a great addition to your toolkit for straight razor maintenance. You can apply this to the rough side of your leather strop, or to a separate paddle strop. When stropping the razor on a “pasted” strop, i.e. one which you have coated with the compound, it has a similar action to a very high grit honing stone. I believe that estimates for this compound are around the 40-50 thousand grit range.

Unlike your typical stropping action, which helps to straighten out microscopic deformations of your blade without removing any metal, this paste will gently remove a bit of metal. If you find that your straight razor begins to pull and tug after a few weeks or months (depending on your shaving frequency and the coarseness of your hair), and even a good stropping will not return it to shave-readiness, a LITTLE BIT of stropping on leather pasted with this chromium oxide compound will do the trick. We are talking about 5 to 10 laps here.

A word for beginners, from someone who very recently was one: you will be tempted, as you learn the many skills needed to shave well with the straight razor (stropping, honing, shaving stroke, angle, pressure, beard prep, post-shave, and more) — you will be tempted to think that if a little of something is good, then more of something must be better. Please resist this urge. Overstropping your razor on either your everyday strop or your chromium oxide pasted strop is a quick ticket to a lousy shave. A little goes a long way here.

The same goes for how you apply to the strop itself. I make zigzags up and down the strop ensuring I have good horizontal coverage so that every part of the blade will contact some of the compound. You really need only the lightest of coverings. If you rub it in too much, you will create a coating on top of the leather and the razor will no longer be stropped by the leather but rather will drag across a coating of this microscopically abrasive material — bad news for your razor!

This is a simple but powerful addition to your shaving toolkit at a great price.

Review 2:

Its purdy good.

4 Star Rating

The amount that is there was more than I expected. Having used it once to completely coat my strop and several times for touch ups, I still have almost the complete stick. Highly effective and easy to use.

Review 3:

Fast delivery, Good product

5 Star Rating

I ordered this chrome oxide to use on a leather strop to put a razor edge on my wood carving tools.

The price compared favorably to other similar products, and Huron got me my shipment 3 days faster than Amazon projected. That’s always a nice surprise. From a customer service standpoint, this was definitely a 5 star Amazon order–low price, fast receipt.

The product worked even better than I expected. I crayoned on a decent supply to my leather strop, then worked my way up through the grits as usual, finishing with this product. I was already using a yellow, less fine compound, so I added this step on to the end of my usual sharpening process. The results were outrageous. Using the yellow, I was able to easily get a razor edge on my tools that consistently shaved the hair off my arms and, of course, cut the wood easily and well. Adding this product to the end of my sharpening routine gave me an edge sharper than a razor–not only does it dry shave the hair off my arm in a test, it takes it off easily, with almost no effort, and leaves the hairless area feeling smoother than my face after I shave in the morning. I’m literally talking about being able to get a barber close shave with a bench chisel and no shaving cream. It leaves a blade crazy sharp.

Of course, the real test is cutting wood. I have three points on that subject:

1. The wood cuts easily, with way less effort than I am used to needing, and leaves a glossy ready to finish surface.

2. The edge on my tools seems more durable. It seems to be taking longer before my tools need touching up. This actually makes sense, but I hadn’t realized it would happen. But If I was sharpening to say a 9 out of 10 before, and touching up when the edge dulled to 7, sharpening to 10 of 10 means that it takes longer to get back down to 7. This was a nice fringe benefit. So is the fact that cutting at 10 of 10 on a sharpness scale is so fun that I now touch up at 9, meaning my finished product has a better finish.

3. Touching up is easier and takes less time. Using the yellow compound, I frequently found myself going all the way back to a 4000 grit to retouch, and having it take maybe 5 or 6 minutes to go 4000, 8000, yellow compound on the strop. using this product, I have been touching up at where the yellow compound finishes the sharpening process, so touch up takes only a minute on the strop.

This is a terrific product. Five stars, easy. If I could give six stars for the combination of excellent product and excellent service, I would.

Final thoughts

Now you are probably saying, “You only showed the high ratings! What about the lower ratings?” Well there actually are none. We have not yet received any bad comments about this amazing compound. If you have any experience with this compound and would like to rate it, please leave your comments and ratings below!

Right Around the Corner!

Christmas is almost here! Hot chocolate, time with family and friends, memories to remember and to be made, snowball fights, snowman building, opening presents, happiness, joy, and all around fun times are here!

Holiday Hours

We here at Huron Industrial Supply all wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We will be closed 12/24 – 12/25 and will reopen on 12/26. All orders will be processed as soon as possible!

For New Year’s we will be closed 12/31/13 – 1/1/14 and will reopen on 1/2/13. Again, all orders will be processed as quickly as we can.

If you have any questions or need something quickly, please contact us right away at 1-800-800-4967.

Again, have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!