November Special Offers!

by Admin 19. November 2020 13:38

Christmas has come early with all these great prices and special offers!


FRONIUS TransSteel 3000C Pulse Mig Welder Package 



What a Welder, what a Package, what a Discount.

Use 'PULSE20' to receive a 20% discount.

Offer valid until 31/12/2020 and whilst stock lasts.

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Special offer on 110v drill - Comes included with a carrying case, chuck adaptor, a safety belt, coolant equipment and an operating manual.

The ALFRA ROTABEST RB35B is a standard metal cutting, magnetic base core drill that is ideal for users in operations such as heavy-duty drilling or tapping. With the use of a drill chuck adaptor, this machine can hold a short drill bit with a maximum of ½”. The unit is fitted with a grease gearbox, self-adjusting slide and smooth start, soft touch grips, an ergonomic switch keypad and is constructed with optimization for weight and performance.

For the technical specification and to buy now, click here.



Lincoln Viking 3250D FGS



The Single Helmet Solution

The Lincoln Viking 3250D FGS features world class optic technology designed to improve work quality, safety and to reduce eye strain. Unlike auto darkening filters, the 4C lens technology expands the colour range and hues to be able to be in seen in both light and dark shades. This itself removes imperfections and colour saturation to create the clearest view of the base material, arc, and puddle as possible.  Great package which includes 2 inner, 5 outer extra cover lenses, bandana, helmet Sport-Pak bag, replaceable lithium battery, side window covers and accessory stickers.

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Lincoln Electric TIGMANIA - 10% Off



It’s Lincoln Electric TIGMANIA!  Get an extra 10% off NINE different models, use TIGMANIA10 at checkout!

  Offer valid until 31/12/2020 and whilst stock lasts.

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by Rapid Welding 16. January 2020 07:22


Kemppi's Gamma range is built to provide the highest possible standard of EU classification in terms of respiratory TH3 performances (filters 99.8% of airbourne fumes and particles), and is constructed from a user’s perspective to ensure top specification meets optimum comfort.

Designed for all types of welding procedures, the Gamma GTH3 ready to weld package includes the GAMMA GTH3 welding helmet with auto darkening XA 47 welding filter and a shade range of 5, 8, 9-15, and the PFU 210e powered air purifying respirator system: 

Everything you need for the ultimate protection. 

Designed with the welder in mind, the Gamma GTH3 models includes optimum visions through the lenses thanks to state-of-the-art features such as Axis regulation and the GapView function. In low light working conditions, the XFA line optimises 70 lumen LED lights to provide the best of welder safety and maximum comfort.

Features include:

  •  Able to filter more than 99.8% of airborne particles
  • Helmet pressure design makes breathing easy and effortless
  • Clarity of visions improved thanks to LiFE+ Colour ADF Technology
  •  ADF adjustment made easy, even with the helmet still on
  • XFA models exclusive with integrated LED work lights
  • Designed for all welding procedures


Visit Rapid Welding online for more information about this excellent product range from Kemppi

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ESAB Sentinel A50 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet, now available from Rapid

by Rapid Welding 27. March 2017 13:36

Introducing the ESAB Sentinel A50 Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet

 The ESAB Sentinel A50 - Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

If you're after crystal clear visibility and amazing comfort from your welding helmet, then it might be worth checking out the new ESAB Sentinel.

Incorporating next generation technology, the Sentinel features adjustable 5 point head gear ensuring an individual fit for a range of different head sizes, intuitive colour touchscreen controls, an external grind button, and a low profile, streamlined exterior providing maximum head clearance - ideal if you're working in confined spaces! The sweeping design across the helmet also means extra light is allowed in when welders are in grind mode, further enhancing the 100 x 60 mm visual field/viewing area by increasing visibility and clarity.

This product is also supplied with both a clear and a yellow lens. 


Revolutionary shell design. High impact resistance Nylon.

Ergonomic, infinitely- adjustable 5 point head gear for comfort and balance. 

Low profile design and central pivot point allows for maximum head clearance while helmet is in the 'up' position.

Externally activated grind button. Shade 3 Grind Mode.

Colour touch screen control panel.


Viewing area 100 x 60 mm

Lens shade: DIN 5-8/9-13

Power Supply: Solar cell plus battery (2*CR2450 Lithium) Alerts when battery low. 

Switch Time: 1/25,000 s. from Light to Dark

Classification: 1/1/1/2

Standards: DIN plus, CE, EN175, EN 379, EN166, ANSI Z87.1, CSA Z94.3, AS/NZS1338.1

Weight: 640 g


The ESAB Sentinal A50 Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet is now readily available from Rapid.

ESAB is a world leader in welding and cutting, and we are proud that Rapid has been officially appointed as a distributor of this and other major brands.  

If you require further information on this or any of the products we supply, please click HERE to visit our website. Alternatively why not contact an experienced member of our team who will be happy to help answer all your questions, you can do this via our website/online chat facility, or by ringing +44 02392 214 214.

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Choosing the Right Welding Helmet for You

by Rapid Welding 25. July 2014 10:18

Choosing the Right Welding Helmet for You!

Lincoln Viking 2450 Auto Darkening Shade 9 - 13 Welding Helmet

The type of welding you do determines which welding helmet is right for you, and factors such as working environment, welding applications, materials, and the amount of time spent welding all need to be considered. 

In terms of PPE, a welding helmet is one of the most essential pieces of kit a welder must invest in. It protects the wearers eyes and face from visible and invisible hazards such as ultraviolet/infrared rays and sparks, and there are numerous options available in today's market to meet individual needs, budget, and personal preference.

 3M Adflo Welding Helmet

Things to take into account when choosing a welding helmet:

Safety First: Before shopping up, make sure your chosen helmet complies with the necessary industry and regulatory standards. Check the product guide or operators manual and look for EU standards and CE marking.

Type of welding: The type of welding application you do may mean you require higher shade levels or lower shade levels, or even the ability to change between the two - as provided by many auto darkening helmets.

Length of time spent welding: Welder fatigue is dangerous and non-productive. Consider lightweight alternatives to increase comfort and safety, as well as a preventative measure against neck strain.

Weld, grind and plasma cut all with one helmet - Save Phace is a popular choice with our customers.

Get the look: For the fashion conscious welder, there some stylish themes, colours and graphics to choose from, with some brands offering the option of personalisation.

Budget: There is a wide range of welding helmets with numerous options to fit all pockets without compromising on safety.

The market today is fairly extensive, so you should be able to find something to meet your requirements. Rapid stocks a broad range of welding helmets - Kemppi, Lincoln Electric, 3M, Save Phace, to name but a few popular brands, along with helmet spares and replacement parts such as lenses, head gear and sweatbands. Why not take a look online, or discuss your needs with our product specialist, Andy on (0)23 92 214 214.

Happy Shopping fellow welders! 

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The NEW Speedtec 180 & 200C range of inverter Multi-Process Welders - UK Promotion

by Rapid Welding 6. June 2013 15:05

Are you looking for a welding machine that can do MIG, MMA and TIG welding?

Then the NEW Speedtec 180 & 200C range of inverter Multi-Process Welders might just be the ticket.




Used in many different applications, the Speedtec 180 & 200C units are small and light-weight with compact housing. Powered by mains or motor generator, they can be easily moved around the workspace and used in a number of environments, including confined or remote spaces.


Order your NEW Speedtec 180 or 200C inverter Multi-Process Welder now to receive a FREE Viking 1840 Welding Helmet 

 How to Claim
- Claims for the FREE Welding Helmet are only valid on machines ordered between from 3rd June 2013 and 31st July 2013 inclusive. Claims made outside of this period may not validated.
- Only orders placed from a UK supplier will qualify for this promotion.


For more information on the NEW Speedtec 180 & 200C range of inverter Multi-Process Welders and how to claim this promotion, go to:

Or speak to Andy:

Tel: 023 92 214 214

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Welding Helmets - How Technology Has Changed The Face Of Welding!

by Rapid Welding 25. June 2012 12:57


                      Vintage?                                                                                                                                   What's on offer today!

               How Times Have Changed!

While on holiday in France - spending a few cultured moments in a local antique shop before the bar opened - I found what I guessed to be a vintage welding helmet. Taking in the cumbersome, somewhat basic looking contraption hanging from the cobweb strewn rafters, I could only marvel at how things have moved on over the years. True, if I had in fact stumbled unknowingly across a little piece of welding history, then I could see how the tinted window and leather shoulder cover might have afforded the wearer a low level of protection from arc eye or flash burn, but with its obvious weight it certainly wouldn't have been all that comfortable to work in.

Fortunately, nowadays, design and comfort sit happily alongside technology and stringent health and safety laws. As welding processes have developed, so too has the technology needed to protect the modern day welder from injury.

 We all need to be safety conscious at work these days, particularly in the construction industry where high levels of risk can be part of everyday life, but with so many different welding helmet solutions on the market you could be forgiven for feeling confused over which product to invest your hard-earned money in. It's a bit like choosing a new shampoo: volume enhancing, smoothing and de-tangling, split-end repairing or moisture boosting products line supermarket shelves, just as welding helmets can now be supplied with auto-darkening lenses, auto-lift mechanisms, arc sensing technology and funky paint jobs - all to meet the varying needs and challenges of on-the-job or in-the-garage welders.


Despite the minefield of choices, a good quality welding helmet that is comfortable, meets important safety standards, allows the wearer to perform their particular job to the best of their ability and fits the budget, is a must.


Rapid has an extensive range of conventional and electronic welding helmets and accessories for you to choose from, depending on your requirements. If you're in the market for headgear but unsure which product is right for you, or if you're just doing some research and need a quote, why not visit the website or have a chat with Rapid's online specialist, Andy, who will be able to answer your questions?

 On a final note, good luck with choosing the right welding helmet for you. Remember, all PPE is susceptible to wear and tear over time and damage, no matter how slight, might compromise the protectiveness it offers. 



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