Volume 2 | May 2019
Bringing More Than 100 Years of Experience and Service to You, Our Customer
Do Your Welds Measure Up?
Airweld is proud to announce that we have partnered with G.A.L. Gage Company, the foremost manufacturer of weld measurement and inspection tools. We are stocking their full line including Fillet, V-Wac, Bridgecam, Combo and Hi-Lo Gauges. We also carry their AWS Gauge Set with carrying case. Visit your local branch to see these precision tools or contact your Airweld Territory Manager for details.


The Answerman

This month's question comes from Joseph G. of Patchogue, New York. He asks, "What is the difference between E7014 and E7018?"

Joseph, while these two SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc or "stick") electrodes have two properties in common, there is one property that makes a huge difference. They both start with "70" meaning a minimum tensile strength of 70,000 psi and they both have a "1" in the third position which means they can be used in all welding positions, flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead.

The fourth position here is the critical factor. This refers to the type of coating and welding polarity.

4 = Iron Powder Titania and AC or DC+ (Reverse Polarity)
8 = Low Hydrogen Potassium/Iron Powder and AC or DC+ (Reverse Polarity)

Where 7014 may be used for general purpose mild steel welding requiring 70,000 psi tensile strength, 7018 is used for structural steel and pipe applications requiring low hydrogen welds and meeting the AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code. They were created to avoid hydrogen  cracking on high strength steels and are moisture sensitive requiring storage in a rod oven between 250 and 300 degrees F after the container is opened.

It is very important to know the difference and thanks for asking!

Airweld’s “Answer Man”, Victor Fuhrman, has 40 years of experience in the welding supply and compressed gas industry. An AWS CWI, Victor brings his expertise to our customers, providing solutions to make their jobs more efficient and productive while maintaining the highest quality.
Each month, Victor will select a question and answer it here and on our website. If he answers your question, you will receive an Airweld t-shirt! Visit "The Answerman" at www.airweld.net/answerman.
Wayne Is Restored!
Congratulations to Wayne Ross, Local 15 Welder for Mascon Restoration and our April Branch Survey drawing winner of an auto darkening helmet. Wayne has been an iron worker and welder for ten years. His experience includes the K-Bridge as well as other structural steel and foundation projects. With his busy days, Wayne appreciates the prompt service he receives from Branch Manager Nick Urena at Airweld’s Flushing location. “Nick knows that I am always pressed for time and makes sure he gets me out fast,” said Wayne. “I value his quick and friendly service,” he added.
We want to know about your shopping experience! Visit your local Airweld, Bronx Welding or Atlantic Welding location, fill out our survey card, and maybe you will be our May winner! No purchase necessary but neat printing is!
Meet Celena Blanch
Celena Blanch was working "retail" at Macy's when she decided to make a "wholesale" change! She joined the Airweld Team 21 years ago as a receptionist and has "desk hopped" three times into her current role as an AR Manager. "I love the people friendly, family like atmosphere of this company," she beamed. "I also enjoy establishing rapport with our customers and giving them 110%," she added. "Big C" as her friends call her is big on working out, doing cross-fit four times a week! She also participated with Airweld's 10K race team, raising money in support of Inclusive Sports and Fitness of Holbrook, New York, an organization that works with kids with developmental challenges. She's a huge basketball fan and basketball mom to her son. With two children and one grandchild, Celena is constantly on the move!
Meet Emil Pizarro
Emil Pizarro's compressed gas career started as a last resort, literally! He was tired of booking trips for "unappreciative" customers of Last Resort Tourism in Orlando, Florida, when he learned of an opportunity in cylinder retest and recertification and made the move. After several years of experience, he joined the Airweld Team in July of 2013.
As Cylinder Maintenance Manager, his team is responsible for the efficient and precision testing of more than 1200 cylinders per month! "I appreciate Airweld's giving all of their staff the opportunity to succeed and grow", Emil said. This devoted father of two also appreciates the family like atmosphere and ownership approachability.
Technical and Event Videos
We are building our library of videos on Airweld Inc On YouTube . These include special events coverage as well as technical tips and advice. Check back regularly for new videos.
Holiday Schedule


We will be closed on Monday, May 27th, for Memorial Day. We remember and honor all of our military personnel for the sacrifices they have made for our freedom.


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