CONEXPO 2017 REPORT

For five sunny days last week in Las Vegas, visitors to ESAB's CONEXPO exhibit enjoyed striking an arc and playing with the industry's coolest new toys, as well as testing their skills with familiar classics. Thank you to everyone who visited, and congratulations again to all the daily winners!

The biggest news coming from the show was the announcement that Rebel™ 235 and Renegade™ ES 300i welders are officially in stock and available for purchase at welding supply distributors and online retailers. To showcase the difference between Rebel 215 and Rebel 235, we conducted a Facebook Live event and answered just about every question asked by viewers, both live and after the event.

By far the most commonly asked questions related to the Sentinel A50 auto-darkening helmet — this hood is that awesome. But don't take our word for it. Here's a Sentinel review from a booth visitor who purchased one at the show.

When it comes to having fun, you can't beat playing with fire — and seeing how fast you can cut through an I-beam with a Victor® torch. Nine lucky winners walked away with a Victor ST 2600FC Cutter Select Outfit, the same torch used during the contest. Here's one winner's video. We'd also like to thank all of the Victor fans who dropped by the booth, such as Steve from Bachman Equipment Repair, who wouldn't purchase anything but the same type of Victor outfit his grandfather purchased more than 40 years ago — and still uses!

While CONEXPO visitors know their way around a Victor torch, the capabilities of an Arcair® SLICE® Exothermic Cutting System continue to amaze visitors. ESAB's Jeff Henderson demonstrates how to use SLICE to remove a frozen pin, which can literally save the day when repairing heavy equipment.

The packed-with-power Thermal Dynamics® Cutmaster® 60i impressed visitors as well. The unit weighs 38 lbs. and with a 60-amp output, it can sever 1-1/2-in. steel. The oversize digital interface provides users with more information, too. To help users get started with their Cutmaster 60i, we shot a helpful set-up tips video at the show.

Thank you again for visiting.

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