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Longevity Tools

Longevity, Inc., maker of metal welding and metal cutting equipment, provides MIG welders, TIG welders and plasma cutting equipment to Kevin Caron to create his artwork.

"Longevity tools give me ways to control my welding and cutting that other tools just don't offer," says Kevin.

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

Introducing Longevity's 250 EX TIG Welder - With a Really Cool Torch
Introducing Longevity's 250 EX TIG Welder - With a Really Cool Torch
Feb 18, 2015
First Kevin shows us the torch, which is an improvement on Longevity's last torch with hand controls... read more

How to Switch a Multiprocess Welder From MIG to TIG Using the Longevity MTSPro 252i
How to Switch a Multiprocess Welder From MIG to TIG Using the Longevity MTSPro 252i
Dec 03, 2014
Kevin is holding the small connector he needed to replace the larger connector to hook up the TIG to... read more

How to Use Double Pulse on Longevity's MIGWeld 250 MP
How to Use Double Pulse on Longevity's MIGWeld 250 MP
Oct 15, 2014
Kevin is adjusting the settings on the Longevity MIGWeld MP 250 - "MP" stands for "multiple pulse." ... read more

How to Use Single Pulse on the Longevity MIGWeld 250 MP
How to Use Single Pulse on the Longevity MIGWeld 250 MP
Sep 23, 2014
Kevin is welding the top onto a new sculpture called She and decided to use Longevity's new MIGWeld ... read more

Introducing Longevity's 250MP MIG / Stick Welder
Introducing Longevity's 250MP MIG / Stick Welder
Sep 03, 2014
As the how-to video opens, Kevin is looking at the combination MIG / stick (arc) welder. "I'm wonde... read more

Introducing Longevity’s ProMTS 252i Multiprocess Welder
Introducing Longevity’s ProMTS 252i Multiprocess Welder
Aug 06, 2014
After playing with Longevity’s ProMTS 200 multiprocess welder, Kevin just got its big brother, the ... read more

How to Change TIG to MIG to Arc on a Multiprocess Welder
How to Change TIG to MIG to Arc on a Multiprocess Welder
Sep 11, 2013
Kevin is creating a sound sculpture and needs to change his Longevity ProMTS 200 Longevity welder fr... read more

A Closer Look at My Custom Two-Bottle Welding Cart
A Closer Look at My Custom Two-Bottle Welding Cart
Aug 27, 2013
Kevin is welding 1/4" steel plate for a new commission of a large steel gong and stops to talk about... read more

Tips and Tricks for Longevity's ProMTS 200 Multiprocess Welder
Tips and Tricks for Longevity's ProMTS 200 Multiprocess Welder
Aug 21, 2013
Kevin fires up Longevity's new multiprocess - TIG, MIG, stick - welder and shares some tips and tric... read more

How to Use the Amperage Control and Panic Button on Longevity's TigWeld 200EX TIG Welder
How to Use the Amperage Control and Panic Button on Longevity's TigWeld 200EX TIG Welder
May 29, 2013
You may never use a welding foot pedal again! In this how-to video, Kevin shows how the amperage con... read more

Introducing the Longevity ProMTS 200 MIG / TIG / Arc Welder
Introducing the Longevity ProMTS 200 MIG / TIG / Arc Welder
May 15, 2013
Kevin can't wait to dig into a box from Longevity, Inc. It contains the Longevity ProMTS 200 multipr... read more

A Review of Longevity's New TigWeld 200 EX TIG Welder
A Review of Longevity's New TigWeld 200 EX TIG Welder
May 01, 2013
After two weeks of using Longevity's new TigWeld 200 EX TIG welder, Kevin weighs in on some of the w... read more

Flux Core Welding vs. Solid Core Welding With Gas
Flux Core Welding vs. Solid Core Welding With Gas
Mar 13, 2013
Kevin explains what flux core welding (FCAW or FCA, "flux-cored arc welding") is and how it compares... read more

How to Pick Your First Welder
How to Pick Your First Welder
Feb 27, 2013
After many requests from viewers, Kevin tackles the question of how to pick your first welder. The a... read more

Which is Better? Air- vs. Water-Cooled TIG Welding Torches
Which is Better? Air- vs. Water-Cooled TIG Welding Torches
Feb 06, 2013
What's the difference between an air-cooled torch and a water-cooled (actually coolant-cooled) torch... read more

How to TIG Weld Without a Foot Pedal
How to TIG Weld Without a Foot Pedal
Jan 30, 2013
(Blooper alert!) Kevin takes time out from creating his latest sculpture to answer a viewer's questi... read more

How to Pick the Right TIG Welding Cup
How to Pick the Right TIG Welding Cup
Jan 23, 2013
Kevin answers a viewer's question about TIG cups (even if he can't resist talking about OTHER cups).... read more

How to Weld Outside Corners
How to Weld Outside Corners
Jan 16, 2013
In response to a viewer's request, Kevin explains and shows how to weld outside corners. This time, ... read more

How to Weld Copper to Steel for Art
How to Weld Copper to Steel for Art
Jan 09, 2013
Kevin helps out a fellow artist who wants to weld copper letters and emblems to horseshoes. Kevin de... read more

How to TIG Weld Steel and Aluminum With Longevity's New 160SX
How to TIG Weld Steel and Aluminum With Longevity's New 160SX
Jan 02, 2013
Kevin is ready to weld with read more

Introducing the New Longevity ForceCut 42i Plasma Cutter
Introducing the New Longevity ForceCut 42i Plasma Cutter
Dec 19, 2012
Kevin breaks out Longevity's new ForceCut 42i dual voltage plasma cutter. He admires the clean look ... read more

Introducing the New Longevity TigWeld 160SX
Introducing the New Longevity TigWeld 160SX
Dec 15, 2012
Kevin opens the box of his new read more

How to Fuse Weld - or Should You?
How to Fuse Weld - or Should You?
Dec 05, 2012
Kevin addresses how to fuse weld with a TIG welder - and whether you should fuse weld at all. In fus... read more

TIG Welding vs. Arc Welding - Which Welder When?
TIG Welding vs. Arc Welding - Which Welder When?
Nov 13, 2012
Kevin answers a question from someone who has a combination TIG - arc welder about how to know when ... read more

How to MIG Weld With a Spool Gun
How to MIG Weld With a Spool Gun
Sep 19, 2012
Now that he's set up the aluminum spool gun on his read more

How to Set Up the Longevity MigWeld 140 With a Spool Gun
How to Set Up the Longevity MigWeld 140 With a Spool Gun
Sep 12, 2012
Kevin sets up his Longevity MigWeld 140 MIG welder with a spool gun so he can weld with aluminum. He... read more

How to Use a MIG Welder With Flux Core Wire
How to Use a MIG Welder With Flux Core Wire
Sep 05, 2012
Kevin sets up his Longevity MigWeld 140 MIG welder to weld with .035 flux core wire without gas. The... read more

How to Set Up a MIG Welder for Flux Core Welding
How to Set Up a MIG Welder for Flux Core Welding
Aug 22, 2012
Kevin shows how to set up a MIG welder - in this case, the read more

How to Control the Width of Your Weld
How to Control the Width of Your Weld
Jul 18, 2012
Kevin answers a viewer's question about the width of the welding bead using his read more

How to Change the Cable on a MIG Welder
How to Change the Cable on a MIG Welder
Jun 20, 2012
After suggesting to Longevity that they make a longer cable for their MIG welder, Kevin was pleased ... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 9: Attaching the Base
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 9: Attaching the Base
May 23, 2012
Kevin is finally ready to attach the base to the sculpture. That involves creating a series of 4-inc... read more

How to Weld With a Longevity TIG Welder
How to Weld With a Longevity TIG Welder
Apr 11, 2012
Kevin begins a new sculpture using his Longevity TigWeld 250AC/DC TIG welder to weld together a 1-in... read more

How to Use a Longevity MIG Welder With Pulse Control
How to Use a Longevity MIG Welder With Pulse Control
Feb 01, 2012
Kevin shows the controls on the new Longevity MigWeld 250P MIG welder and explains how to use them. ... read more

How to Use the Controls on a Longevity TIG Welder
How to Use the Controls on a Longevity TIG Welder
Jan 11, 2012
Kevin shows how to use the controls on Longevity's TigWeld 250 AC/DC TIG welder, focusing on each co... read more

How to Set Up a Longevity TigWeld 250 AC/DC
How to Set Up a Longevity TigWeld 250 AC/DC
Jan 04, 2012
Kevin shows how to put together a Longevity TIG welder, fresh out of the box. He shows all the parts... read more

How to Set Up a Longevity Plasma Cutter
How to Set Up a Longevity Plasma Cutter
Dec 28, 2011
Kevin shows the parts of the Longevity ForceCut 60i Plasma Cutter and how to set it up. Then he cuts... read more