Why Equipment Durability Is Important to Skilled Trade Workers


Working with high-quality, durable equipment is always smart move, especially for welders and other skilled trade workers, as this often makes the difference between a job well done and a worker who’s not getting paid. Skilled trade work can be demanding in nature, involving long hours, short deadlines and unique settings that require high-performance tools.  Take a pipeline welder, who might travel thousands of miles with his equipment to work 60-hour weeks, possibly in extreme climate settings.  His job depends on his ability to power through long work blocks with uninterrupted performance. As part of a larger team effort, the welder knows that if he can’t get his section of the pipeline completed as scheduled, it will impact the group’s progress and may even jeopardize the overall deadline on this very expensive project.  

Investing in equipment made from high-quality parts and materials is the best way to ensure steady performance when you need it. Opt for tools that are manufactured with quality, carefully-sourced American-made materials.



Does this scenario sound familiar? It’s the first day for the new guy at the shop and he’s just finished borrowing your equipment, lucky you.  He’s trying hard to get the hang of it, but you may have to replace a few parts before you can use it again. Or maybe your neighbor borrowed your favorite tool for a project that he’s working on and returned it with a few mysterious dents?  While you may be rethinking your lending policy, you won’t have to rethink your decision to invest in durable equipment that can withstand a few hiccups and is backed by manufacturers who stand by their products when things go slightly sideways.

Choose a company that’s known for careful inspection and testing of their raw materials both before and after final assembly and that uphold strict standards of performance-testing.


Speaking of hiccups, another great reason to own strong, reputable equipment is that sometimes, life just happens.  These tools of the trade are used in quite a variety of settings, including shops that are full of heavy machinery, oversized equipment and lots and lots of moving parts.  On those days when life’s little accidents play out, you can rest a bit easier knowing that your equipment can take just about anything that’s dished out. Accidentally drop it, overheat it, run it excessively or say, drop something on top of it, and you’ll know immediately what it feels like to regret that your gear isn’t stronger.

We’ve all been there. When you need customer service in a hurry, you’ll appreciate the support of a manufacturer that controls the whole process from end to end, using quality, American-made parts.


No matter what kind of job you have or how you’re using the equipment, make sure your tools can stand up to the job.  Your customers want the high-quality craftsmanship that comes from good, durable American-made machinery. With durability also comes the support of long-standing, reputable manufacturers who are on your side with solutions, in the event of a repair. Investing in “life-proof” equipment that can go the distance will actually save you time and money in the long run.

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