If you are a permanent jewelry artist, the Argon Mini is the GOAT! Of all the gizmos and doodads that take the hassle out of pop-up setup, the Argon Mini is the biggest smallest wonder.
How small is this argon tank?
You’re going to love the size! Literally, this argon tank will fit in your back pocket, which may feel a bit uncomfortable but helps me make this point: It’s small and portable. You now have easy access to argon no matter where you may be working.
Measuring only 11.75 inches in length and 2.75 inches in diameter, the Argon Mini provides compressed argon gas needed to properly close a link or jump ring. The Argon Mini holds enough argon to complete approximately 650 welds and weighs 2.7 pounds.
Argon is a must as it creates a cleaner, stronger weld. Argon is used as a shielding gas and incorporated into Sunstone’s pulse arc welding technology. Argon is used to protect the molten pool of metal against elements in the atmosphere including oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen. These elements cause reactions with the molten metal, such as porosity and increased weld spatter. Argon also plays an important role in maintaining arc stability, which leads to increased weld penetration and better weld appearance. Sunstone’s premium argon is 99.996% pure argon (argon 4.6).
The Argon Mini is available in packs of 2, 4, 6, and 8. Pricing starts at only $145 for a two-pack. The price per tank lowers when the purchase quantity increases. Every Argon mini shipment, regardless of how many tanks are included, requires an additional $45 hazardous material fee mandated by the shipping carrier.
Purchasing Tip: The hazardous material fee is per shipment, NOT per tank. You’ll save money when you order more tanks in one shipment. Argon is not a poisonous gas—it doesn’t smell or have any color. In fact, argon is the third most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere, behind oxygen and nitrogen. The shipping carrier treats the Argon Mini as a hazardous material because the contents of the tank are pressurized.
The Argon Mini is designed for one-time use only. The tank cannot be refilled. However, the tank can be recycled with a local metal recycler. To that point, Sunstone encourages you to recycle all depleted tanks.
Customers will need the Mini Regulator to fit the Argon Mini’s specific nozzle, which is available from Sunstone.
The regulator only needs to be purchased once. When a tank is depleted, the regulator is removed and placed on a full tank. Customers can purchase the Argon Mini online or call +1 801-658-0015.