About Us


To Build The World's Most Convenient, Cost-Effective Supply of Professional Level Welding & Metal Fabrication Tools & Equipment, Delivered To Customers Worldwide.

Our Story

Our Story

My name is Jim Watson Jr., aka "Joe Welder", founder of Arc-Zone.com, Inc.
For nearly 40 years Arc-Zone founder Jim Watson has been leading the pursuit of innovation, quality & performance in the welding industry as Director of Manufacturing for Weldcraft® TIG Products, Product Manager for Bernard® MIG Guns and PlazCraft® Plasma Arc Cutting Torch brands.

jim-on-phone.jpegIn June 1998, I started building Arc-Zone.com with nothing but a trusty i386 computer, a dial-up internet connection, cordless phone and a considerable portion of my garage. Arc-Zone.com was the first e-commerce company to sell welding and metal fabrication tools online.

The goal was clear: Build the best welding supply company in the world. Deliver high-performance welding accessory products, services, and solutions to metal fabricators and wow them with excellent customer service.

By focusing on continuous improvement Arc-Zone has grown year after year since our 1998 launch. Arc-Zone has created a worldwide following of loyal customers by focusing on customer service. Our incredible team is dedicated to adding value to the trades and giving back to the industry we love.

Get to know Jim at his blog, Joe Welder.

Our Customers

When You Choose Arc-Zone You're in Good Company!

Our Customers

Arc-Zone Team

Photo Jim Watson
Founder & CEO
Photo Joseph Johnson
Photo Paul Billimoria
Photo Rocio Ramirez
Finance & Budgeting
Photo Giovanni Bolanos
Photo Will Davies Vasconcelos
Technology & Programming
Photo Robert Hernandez
Graphics & Media
Photo Sarah Dixon
Photo Santiago Lopez
Retail & Warehouse
Photo Armando Torres
Shipping Expeditor
Photo Josue Santiago
Shipping Expeditor
Photo Joanie Butler
Sales & Customer Care
Photo Christine Hartmann
Sales & Customer Care
Photo Chance Snyder
Sales & Customer Care
Photo Jordan Perryman
R&D Product Assembly

Industry Ambassador's

More than 10 years ago Arc-Zone established our Pro Partner network of industry-leading metal fabricators who are successful entrepreneurs in the business of metal fabrication. Like you, our Pro Partners rely on quality tools and specialized equipment to do their jobs. Arc-Zone works with the Pro Partner team to develop and test new innovative products that solve problems, save time and improve their bottom line.

Each of the Pro Partners actively support the trades through social media outreach, hands-on training seminars, new product demonstrations, trade shows, distributor open houses and more!

Click below to get to know them...

Photo: David Blackburn
Photo: Jason Moser
Photo: Joanie Butler
Photo: Nick Mishler
Photo: Thomas Patsis
Photo: Wes Mishler

Arc-Zone In The News!


Arc-Zone.com has authored multiple technical articles and we've been featured in a number of industry trade publications:

Apr.2016 Practical Welding Today What's Inside Your GTAW Torch .pdf
Apr.2015 Practical Welding Today Building a Winning Motorsports Weld Shop .pdf
Apr.2013 Practical Welding Today Five Tips for Successful Aluminum GTAW .pdf
Jun.2010 Practical Welding Today Arc-Zone.com Website Offers Live Chat .pdf
Aug.2009 Practical Welding Today Know Your TIG Torch .pdf
Mar.2007 The Fabricator Get the Hookup: 5 tips for connecting your GTAW torch .pdf
Feb.2005 Practical Welding Today Optimize your Plasma Performance .pdf
Aug.2004 Practical Welding Today Delta Repair Welders Aim High .pdf
Nov.2001 Welding Design & Fabrication Put Your Foot Down .pdf
Oct.2001 Welding Design & Fabrication Arc-Zone Moves to Carlsbad .pdf
May 2001 Welding Journal E-Commerce Makes Its Mark in Welding .pdf
- Ad Miller Ad Name Drops Carmen Electrode .pdf

Media inquires should be directed to: Sarah Dixon -- 760-931-1500

Press Releases

Aug.25, 2008 Arc-Zone.com Website Gets New Look .pdf
Jun.25, 2008 The Sky's the Limit with the New ArcTime .pdf
Apr.15, 2008 Arc-Zone.com Adds Safety Apparel to Webstore .pdf
Mar.25, 2008 CarmenElectrode.com to Feature Modern Day Rosie the Riveters .pdf
Feb.11, 2008 Arc-Zone.com Adds Books to Webstore .pdf
Jan.28, 2008 Arc-Zone.com Introduces new TIG Welding Product: Tungsten Electrode Stick Out Gauge .pdf
Jan.10, 2008 Arc-Zone.com Names Scott Reiman Director of Operations .pdf
Dec.01, 2007 Arc-Zone.com Launches Full Service E-Commerce Webstore .pdf
Jun.16, 2005 Arc-Zone.com Adds EZ Wipes to its Line of High Performance Welding Accessories .pdf
Jan.25, 2005 Arc-Zone.com Introduces Convenient, Portable, Dust-Free Tungsten Grinder .pdf
Jul.07, 2004 Arc-Zone.com Delivers Solutions Via Email .pdf
Sep.21, 2001 Arc-Zone.com Relocates to Expanded Offices in Carlsbad, CA .pdf
Jun.18, 2001 Arc-Zone.com Introduces Ergonomically-Designed Heavy Duty Remote Foot Control for TIG .pdf
Feb.01, 2000 Arc-Zone.com introduces Performance Enhancing Plug-n-Weld Systems .pdf
Feb.01, 2000 Arc-Zone.com Launches E-Commerce Superstore for Welding Accessories .pdf

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Become a Distributor

Grow Your Business with Arc-Zone® Brand Welding & Metalworking Solutions!

Are you interested in driving profitable sales growth? Get started today by calling  1 (760) 931-1500

Business Benefits

Arc-Zone® is the premiere supplier of innovative welding and metal fabrication tools that are key to your success. Metal fabrication is competitive; using outdated equipment, running out of consumables or stocking too many parts wastes valuable time and money.

Net 30 Payment Terms

Order today and take 30 days to pay. We make it simple. Call us at (760) 931-1500 to get started.
(subject to credit approval for qualifying businesses)

Tax Exempt Purchases

Share your organization's proof of tax exempt status and we'll make sure you don't pay sales tax on what you order.

Customers Service From Knowledgeable People Who Care

We are committed to helping you get fast, friendly service and technical answers to your questions. Contact Arc-Zone and talk to a Pro every time you call, email, text or live chat.

We Ship Worldwide

Our shipping team is experienced in preparing documentation and customs forms required for seamless International shipping to customers worldwide.

Simple, No-Hassle Satisfaction Guarantee

Arc-Zone.com® wants to ensure your complete satisfaction. We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee! We make it easy to contact our helpful and friendly Customer Care Team to get what you need, or to arrange for return shipping instructions. Arc-Zone.com does not accept COD returns.

Dedicated to Your Online Safety

When you shop at Arc-Zone.com® you are dealing with a company that is focused on safe and secure business transactions. We insure your private information stays private. For more information, and for tips about safe shopping online, we prepared this helpful and informative Guide to Online Safety (.pdf)

Innovative High-Quality Products

Arc-Zone.com® delivers innovate high-performance welding and metal fabrication tools, accessories, services and solutions to customers worldwide. We take pride in delivering best-of-breed brand name, custom and specialty products that are highly engineered, innovative and designed to deliver high performance at competitive prices for a variety of welding applications.

We Do Business Your Way

Ordering is Easy: Visit our online Superstore, send us an email, fax, or contact our Customer Care team and they'll be happy to take your order by phone. If you need your purchase order referenced we can do that too.

Payment is Simple: Arc-Zone.com accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal, EFT, and wire transfers. We'll also take a good old-fashioned check. And, upon approved credit, we would be happy open a Net 30-Day term account!

Shipping is Confirmed: Our preferred shipping carrier is UPS. We pre pay and add the shipping charges to your order, or we can bill directly to your account. If you prefer, we can use your UPS, DHL, FedEx or your favorite freight forwarder for International deliveries. Additionally, we offer Priority Mail and First Class mail from the U.S.. Postal Service.

A Proven Supplier Trusted by All Branches of the U.S. Government

Cage Code: 1YBU7
NAICS: 423840 (Primary)
DUNS: 134548150



Join The Arc-Zone Team!

As a growing company, we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, Internet savvy, customer-focused team players. Let us know how you can make Arc-Zone an even better company by e-mailing us at jobs@arc-zone.com.