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Everlast Tools

Everlast, maker of metal welding, metal cutting equipment, coolers and generators, provides MIG welders, TIG welders, arc (stick) welders, and plasma cutting equipment to Kevin Caron to create his artwork.

"Everlast tools are excellent, perfect for hobbyists and serious fabricators alike," says Kevin.

Enjoy these how-to videos in which Kevin uses and sets up Everlast equipment ....

Should You Use a Lap Joint or a Butt Joint When Welding?
Should You Use a Lap Joint or a Butt Joint When Welding?
Nov 14, 2018
A viewer, Steve, asked why you would use a lap joint instead of a butt joint.

A butt joint is si... read more

How to MIG Weld Aluminum With the Power i-MIG 253Dpi
How to MIG Weld Aluminum With the Power i-MIG 253Dpi
Sep 05, 2018
Kevin is still playing with the Everlast Power i-MIG 253DPi, a machine that is primarily designed fo... read more

How to Select the Right Rollers for Your MIG Welder
How to Select the Right Rollers for Your MIG Welder
Jul 25, 2018
Any time you get a new MIG welder, you get a bag of extra rollers. Have you ever wondered what they ... read more

Introducing the 'Monster' Everlast Power i-MIG 253DPi
Introducing the 'Monster' Everlast Power i-MIG 253DPi
Jun 27, 2018
Kevin is looking at the data sheet on Everlast's powerful Power i-MIG 253DPi. He notes that its duty... read more

Announcing our Contest Winners!
Announcing our Contest Winners!
May 23, 2018
Kevin knows viewers have had a whole lot of fun with this contest. He sure has, reading all of their... read more

How to Prevent 'Blowout
How to Prevent 'Blowout" When Welding Thick Metal to Thin
May 09, 2018
Kevin admits even he forgets this at times, but when welding thin metal to thick, you always want to... read more

How to Move Your Hands When TIG Welding
How to Move Your Hands When TIG Welding
Apr 25, 2018
Kevin is ready to use the 3 pieces of 1/8" 5051 aluminum on his workbench to show Richard, a viewer ... read more

Comparing 3 TIG Welder Foot Pedals (Nova, SSC, Everlast Stock)
Comparing 3 TIG Welder Foot Pedals (Nova, SSC, Everlast Stock)
Jan 03, 2018
Kevin has 3 TIG welder foot pedals sitting on his workbench. One is the new Nova pedal, which comes ... read more

Could This Simple Issue Be Screwing Up Your TIG Welds?
Could This Simple Issue Be Screwing Up Your TIG Welds?
Dec 26, 2017
Kevin had been TIG welding and noticed his welds looked bad, as if they weren't getting enough gas c... read more

Introducing the Everlast 221STi Multiprocess AC / DC Welder
Introducing the Everlast 221STi Multiprocess AC / DC Welder
Dec 13, 2017
Kevin is looking at the new Everlast PowerMTS 221STi multiprocess welder, the first of its kind on t... read more

Are Multiprocess Welders Prone to Failure?
Are Multiprocess Welders Prone to Failure?
Dec 06, 2017
Kevin has gotten at least two questions in the last few weeks about whether multiprocess welders are... read more

How to Put a New Wire Spool on a MIG Welder
How to Put a New Wire Spool on a MIG Welder
Sep 20, 2017
A couple of viewers have asked how you put the spool of wire on a MIG welder. Kevin is using his Eve... read more

What Does a TIG Welder Look Like Inside?
What Does a TIG Welder Look Like Inside?
Jul 05, 2017
Kevin gets questions about import welders and their quality. Are they built OK? Are they put togethe... read more

How to Use a Spot Welder (& Why You'd Want To)
How to Use a Spot Welder (& Why You'd Want To)
Jun 28, 2017
Kevin is fitting up some pieces of 1/8" plate steel to show how Everlast's PowerTIG 250EX's spot wel... read more

How to Test Your Welder Before Your Warranty Expires
How to Test Your Welder Before Your Warranty Expires
Mar 22, 2017
A viewer, Mark, just ordered a brand new welder and wants to know the best way to really test the ma... read more

How to Create a 'Stack of Dimes' When TIG Welding
How to Create a 'Stack of Dimes' When TIG Welding
Feb 22, 2017
A new TIG welder asked Kevin how to achieve that "stack of dimes" look. Kevin Caron offers two great... read more

How to Custom Fit Metal
How to Custom Fit Metal
Nov 23, 2016
Kevin is working on a big aluminum sound sculpture stand that will hold three bells. He is fitting t... read more

How to Create Sharp Edges When Fabricating Metal
How to Create Sharp Edges When Fabricating Metal
Nov 16, 2016
For a large bell sculpture Kevin is welding, he is experimenting with 5051 aluminum, fixing areas c... read more

How to Use a Spool Gun
How to Use a Spool Gun
Nov 09, 2016
Kevin is working on a large aluminum stand for a sound sculpture. Instead of TIG welding the aluminu... read more

How to Use a TIG Welder to Clean Up MIG Welds
How to Use a TIG Welder to Clean Up MIG Welds
Oct 05, 2016
Kevin is working hard in his welding shop once again answering questions sent by his fans. This ques... read more

AHP 160 vs Everlast 160 - TIG Welder Test
AHP 160 vs Everlast 160 - TIG Welder Test
Sep 28, 2016
Both the AHP 160ST and the Everlast PowerARC 160STH are stick welders (arc welders) and TIG welders.... read more

AHP 160 vs Everlast 160 Stick / TIG Welders
AHP 160 vs Everlast 160 Stick / TIG Welders
Sep 21, 2016
Kevin is comparing the AHP Alpha 160 ST and the Everlast PowerARC 160STH. Both are stick welders (ar... read more

How to Use Everlast's PowerARC 200ST Stick / TIG Welder
How to Use Everlast's PowerARC 200ST Stick / TIG Welder
Aug 24, 2016
Kevin is playing with Everlast's PowerARC 200ST, a 200 amp stick welder that also offers lift-start ... read more

How to use a Stick (Arc) / TIG Welder Using Everlast's 160STH
How to use a Stick (Arc) / TIG Welder Using Everlast's 160STH
Jul 27, 2016
Kevin has just gotten the Everlast PowerARC 160STH and can't wait to try it, especially because view... read more

How to MIG Weld in Tight Places
How to MIG Weld in Tight Places
Apr 27, 2016
A viewer emailed Kevin and said it was nice to show us how to weld in tight areas with a TIG welder,... read more

Why You Want to Wear Welding Safety Equipment
Why You Want to Wear Welding Safety Equipment
Apr 20, 2016
Kevin is sitting at his workbench, with an egg in a dish beside him, reading something on his phone.... read more

How  to Weld Tight Angles
How to Weld Tight Angles
Apr 13, 2016
One of Kevin's Facebook fans is making an awning and trying to weld the inside of a very tight angle... read more

How to Plug Weld - and Why You'd Want To
How to Plug Weld - and Why You'd Want To
Mar 23, 2016
A viewer is making some furniture and wants to make some T-joints but has very tight clearances. She... read more

How to Best Set Your Plasma Cutter for Cutting Metal
How to Best Set Your Plasma Cutter for Cutting Metal
Nov 11, 2015
Kevin is often asked how to set a plasma cutter the best way - how much amperage do you want for wha... read more

Why You Need to Clean Metal Before Welding
Why You Need to Clean Metal Before Welding
Sep 09, 2015
Kevin is asked to prove that it matters if the metal you are welding is clean. What happens if you d... read more

How to Weld Thick Metal With a TIG Welder
How to Weld Thick Metal With a TIG Welder
Sep 02, 2015
Kevin is setting up his new Everlast PowerTIG 251Si multiprocess welder for TIG welding some railroa... read more

What is the Difference Between TIG Lift Start and High Frequency Start?
What is the Difference Between TIG Lift Start and High Frequency Start?
Aug 19, 2015
A new TIG welder asked, "What is the difference between high frequency and lift start?"

High freq... read more

How to Use Everlast's PowerPlasma 80S Plasma Cutter
How to Use Everlast's PowerPlasma 80S Plasma Cutter
Aug 05, 2015
Kevin is playing with Everlast's PowerPlasma 80S big plasma cutter with 80 amps worth of cutting pow... read more

Introducing Everlast's PowerMTS 251Si Multiprocess Welder
Introducing Everlast's PowerMTS 251Si Multiprocess Welder
Jul 22, 2015
Kevin is looking at Everlast's new PowerMTS 251Si. It's Everlast's brand new MIG / TIG / stick welde... read more

How to Weld a Root Pass and Why You'd Want To - Using Everlast's 300 Amp Stick Welder
How to Weld a Root Pass and Why You'd Want To - Using Everlast's 300 Amp Stick Welder
Apr 07, 2015
Kevin is about to do something he really doesn't like: arc weld (stick weld). He's making a pedestal... read more

Why I Replaced the Foot Pedal on My Everlast POWERTIG 255EXT
Why I Replaced the Foot Pedal on My Everlast POWERTIG 255EXT
Apr 01, 2015
Kevin has two foot pedals on his workbench, the one that came with Everlast's POWERTIG 255EXT and a ... read more

How to TIG Weld With Everlast's Portable PowerARC 140ST
How to TIG Weld With Everlast's Portable PowerARC 140ST
Feb 04, 2015
Everlast's PowerARC 140ST comes with a TIG torch with a small knob on it. The knob controls gas flow... read more

Checking Out a Very Affordable Stick / TIG Welder: Everlast's PowerARC 140ST
Checking Out a Very Affordable Stick / TIG Welder: Everlast's PowerARC 140ST
Jan 26, 2015
After a request from a viewer, Kevin is looking at a small suitcase that Everlast sent him.

He op... read more

How to Easily Handle Off-Site Welding
How to Easily Handle Off-Site Welding
Dec 17, 2014
Kevin is kneeling in the backyard of a patron's home, where she has placed the Union Pacific Pine, w... read more

How to Weld Together a Copper Goblet
How to Weld Together a Copper Goblet
Nov 05, 2014
When we join him, Kevin is welding the base to the stem of the copper goblet. The copper is red hot.... read more

How to Troubleshoot a Bad Switch - and Fix It
How to Troubleshoot a Bad Switch - and Fix It
Oct 01, 2014
Kevin was using his Everlast PowerTIG 255EXT and his TIG torch was clicking, but it wasn't working. ... read more

Introducing Everlast's New Power I-MIG 140E MIG Welder
Introducing Everlast's New Power I-MIG 140E MIG Welder
Jun 11, 2014
Kevin can't wait to start welding with Everlast's new Power I-MIG 140E, but first he gives a tour of... read more

How to Use Advanced Pulse When TIG Welding (or not)
How to Use Advanced Pulse When TIG Welding (or not)
Apr 09, 2014
Kevin is still learning to use all the functions of Everlast's POWERTIG 255EXT, including its advanc... read more

What Welding Waveforms Are and How to Use Them
What Welding Waveforms Are and How to Use Them
Apr 02, 2014
After trying to talk over the TIG welder while the machine is running, this how-to video begins with... read more

How to Weld in Tight Places
How to Weld in Tight Places
Mar 12, 2014
Kevin is working on a new sculpture, read more

Welding Pulse: What It Is and How to Use It
Welding Pulse: What It Is and How to Use It
Jan 28, 2014
Longtime viewer Buck Leach stops by Kevin's studio and asks what welding pulse is and why you might ... read more

Testing Everlast's POWERTIG 255EXT for DC Welding
Testing Everlast's POWERTIG 255EXT for DC Welding
Jan 08, 2014
When we join Kevin, he's welding some aluminum using AC, learning more about its advanced AC pulse f... read more

Introducing Everlast's POWERTIG 255EXT
Introducing Everlast's POWERTIG 255EXT
Dec 25, 2013
Kevin starts out by showing us the "Green Monster," Everlast's new POWERTIG 255EXT. He raves about t... read more