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Hougen® Copperhead™ Carbide Tipped Cutters for Tougher Holecutting

What’s so special about these Copperhead™ Carbide Tipped Cutters?

Copperhead Carbide tipped cutters are premium tools with unique Hougen features.

Hougen Copperhead Carbide Tipped Cutter

Hougen Standard two flat shank Copperhead Carbide Tipped Cutter

Designed for harder, rough, rusted, or more abrasive materials, but offer excellent performance in mild and structural steel applications.





Hougen Copperhead Fusion Style Shank Carbide Tipped Cutter

Hougen Copperhead Fusion Style Shank Carbide Tipped Cutter

These cutters feature a full length flute to pull chips out when deep in the hole. A thinner cutter wall improves cutting speed, while special Hougen tooth geometry optimizes cutter life and hole finish. Plus the now are available with two different shanks: the standard two flat 3/4″ shank and the Fusion style shank that fits Hougen mag drills and competitive tool-less arbors.


Check out our selection here: or call us for any questions or to order!

Lincoln Electric POWER MIG® Welders – Which One is Right for Me?

Which welder is right for me?

I have heard this question many times, and the answer depends on what you are going to use it for! (For more information on each of these, click on the desired POWER MIG® welder. You will be redirected in a new tab to our website for loads of information).

If you want to go for portability, consider one of these below.

POWER MIG® 140C & 180C


Select the POWER MIG® 140C for home projects and repair, sheet metal or autobody work. Step up to the 230 volt POWER MIG® 180C for farm, shop and light fabrication.POWER MIG 180C

POWER MIG® 180 Dual

POWER MIG 180 DualHave it both ways with the POWER MIG® 180 Dual wire welder. With the dual 120 or 208/230 volt input power capability, you can use the same machine to weld at home, in the shop or out on the job site. It’s a great choice for sheet metal and light frame autobody work, farm or small shop applications.

Video of 140C, 180C and 180 Dual:

Here is a video from Lincoln Electric, talking about the POWER MIG® 140C, 180C, and 180 Dual ->     (Title of video: Portable POWER MIG® Family)

If you want to step it up a bit but keep it mobile, consider one of these below.


POWER MIG 216The POWER MIG® 216 offers the autobody and sheet metal fabrication industries top welding performance with a host of professional features.


POWER MIG 256The POWER MIG® 256 sets the standard for MIG and flux-cored welding in light industrial job shop fabrication, maintenance or repair work.


POWER MIG 350MPWhen you want more than just a MIG machine, the POWER MIG® 350MP is the choice for you. Lincoln Electric’s Chopper Technology® delivers more welding processes: Stick, TIG, MIG, Flux-cored, and advanced processes such as Power Mode® and Pulse-On-Pulse®.




Video of 216, 256 and 350MP:

Here is another video by Lincoln Electric that talks about the POWER MIG® 216, 256 and 350MP -> (Title of video: Mobile POWER MIG® Family)

More Information –

For a list of all of our Lincoln Electric welding machines we have to offer (only shows ones that are edited with much information) Please follow this link ->

If you have any questions or are interested in more information about something else, please comment below or contact us.

Have you used one of these? Let us know what you think! Comment below and tell us you favorites, pro’s, con’s, and anything else you want to!

Hougen® Rotabroach® Annular Cutters – Simply The Best!

Now of course, that is a bold statement to be made by Hougen! They back it up with a lot of information. Keep reading to find out why they think they can make such a statement and decide for your self if you believe it!

Simply the best! – About these Rotabroach Cutters

Rotabroach® cutters were the original annular cutters invented over 35 years ago. With the most features of any annular cutter, Rotabroach cutters provide the best performance in the largest variety of materials. Compared to traditional tooling (twist drills, etc.) Rotabroach cutters can multiply your cutting speed by up to 3 times. And you get longer tool life, a more accurate hole, a better finish, with no burrs, Rotabroach cutters maximize feed rates because up to 10 cutting edges distribute the cutting load evenly. Rotabroach cutters convert a smaller area to chips, requiring less horsepower and thrust. The Hougen-Edge® feature is a patented tooth geometry that provides long tool life, less chatter, and extended resharpenability. The slug also offers a higher scrap value than loose chips. See below for comparison to a conventional drill bit.


Two Flats for Cutter Mounting:

This system is very rigid, and offers up to 2x the tool life as compared to quick change tool mounting on competitive products.

O.D. Margin:

Only a thin area of material touches the outside of the hole which provides for less friction and a better hole finish.

Patented Hougen-Edge® Geometry:

Provides faster, smoother cuts, with less chatter.

I.D. Taper:

Relief area between slug and cutter. Reduces horsepower and improves slug ejection.

Ground & Fully Fluted:

Provides better chip evacuation, requires less h.P. & offers better performance in deeper holes.

This sounds really good! But, what about if you were to try cutting through more than one layer of metal? You would have to stop and take out the slug before proceeding to the next layer right?  Hougen came up with a answer for that too!

Stack-Cut Geometry

Rotabroach® Annular Cutters with a Stack-Cut tooth geometry must be used whenever two or more plates are being drilled simultaneously. When drilling multiple pieces with traditional cutters, after the first piece is drilled, you need to stop and remove the slug before continuing on thru the second piece. Not a problem with stack cutters. Drill straight thru without stopping.


Many sizes of “12,000-Series” cutters are available from stock with stack cut geometry. All sizes are available by special request with stack-cut geometry.

Stack-Cut and Flat Bottom Grooving Tooth Geometry is available on the following Series of Cutters:
– “12,000-Series”
– “42/43,000-Series”
– “22/23,000-Series”
– RotaLoc Plus™

NOTE: Stack-Cut geometry is a standard feature of RotaLoc™ Cutters.

I don’t know about you all, but I think Hougen is really on to something! Oh and an added bonus, everything Hougen makes, is made in U.S.A!!

Check out our Hougen Rotabroach section –> Click here

As always, our products are being updated continuously. Not all of them have been edited and we are working hard to get them edited. If you have a certain one that you are looking at that you would like information on, please contact us via phone, email, or live chat and we will get you the information you need A.S.A.P!

Lincoln Electric VIKING Black 3350 Series Welding Helmet

Check out Lincoln Electrics Black VIKING 3350 Series Welding Helmet! (Click the picture to be directed to the product for ordering!)


Select a 3350 Series helmet to gain protected internal shade control, a generous view size and a standard size cartridge.

– Large U.S. 5.25 x 4.5 in. (133 x 114mm) Cartridge Size.
– 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.

We have other Lincoln Welding helmets as well! Check them out or contact us! (See below for a few among many other helmets we carry

lincolnK3074-1 K3036-1 K3027-1