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The Eastwood Company offers unique tools and supplies for repair, restoration, and modification of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Founded in 1978, Eastwood has been helping hobbyists and professionals "Do The Job Right" for over 30 years.

Eastwood recently introduced a line of affordable mig welders, tig welders, and plasma cutters, in addition to its soda blasting equipment, powder coating systems, and ceramic chassis paints. With an in-house R&D department and staffed with hobbyists, Eastwood constantly strives to find and develop new products to serve this market.

History

Eastwood started in a garage in suburban Philadelphia in 1978, with the founder, Curt Strohacker, selling buffing wheels and compounds with tiny 1/4-page ads in automotive magazines. Today, the company staff works out of a distribution and headquarters facility in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, mailing millions of full-color catalogs annually, and running the Eastwood.com e-commerce website

The first Eastwood catalog featured eight black and white pages of metal finishing equipment. By the early 1980s, the continued success took the catalog mailing operation into a professional list house. It reached 5,000 names by 1981 and kept growing. In addition to catalog marketing, Eastwood sold its products directly at selected car shows. 

Expansion & Growth

By 1984 and 1985, company ads would appear in more than fifty publications, including Hot Rod, Car, Craft and Popular Mechanics . The catalog prospered as well, growing to 96 pages with a four-color cover by 1986.Circulation reached more than 100,000 auto restorers, who received six issues per year.

By the end of the 1980's, the Eastwood customer file for custom and automotive restoration enthusiasts easily passed the half-million mark.

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Eastwood's assortment has grown to include over 5,000 products, including rust preventatives, specialty coatings, paints, chemicals, powder coating, welding and metal fabrication equipment, pressure blasters, and more.

Top ProductsTig WelderMig Welder, and Plasma Cutter.

Awards & Recognition
  • 1998: The Pennsylvania Governor's award for "Environmental Excellence"
  • 1999: Automotive Restoration Market Organization's "Best New Product"
  • 2011: Winner of Popular Mechanic's™ Magazine Editor's Choice Award for Product Innovation and Design
  • 2012: Winner of Popular Mechanic’s Magazine Editor’s Choice Award for MIG Spot Weld Kit
For more information on The Eastwood Company, its products, or to request a free copy of its full-color catalog, visit our retail store at 263 Shoemaker Road in Pottstown, Pennsylvania or www.eastwood.com.
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In this video TIG Welder & Roadkill Host Mike Finnegan shows you how he makes some modifications to his Drag Boat Trailer Frame http://ow.ly/z1b95
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Learn how to convert your long bedsides to short and repair old damage on your classic truck in this #Eastwoodco tech article! http://ow.ly/yK6Uu
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Tech Tuesday: Leading Body Panels The Gene Winfield Way! http://ow.ly/yEmJH #techtuesday #techtiptuesday
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ElastiWrap - Glow In The Dark Stripes on Mustang - High Build Rubber Coating Like Paint - YouTube http://ow.ly/yttI3
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Shrinker & Stretcher Combo Sale! Get this limited deal until 4PM today! http://ow.ly/yhgkh
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Just starting out TIG welding or thinking about getting into it? Tune in tomorrow at 2PM EST for a FREE LIVE Tech demo on the basics of TIG welding! We'll teach you some tricks and tips and give you some advice to help you speed up the learning process! Watch here tomorrow: https://www.eastwood.com/promotions/tig-welding.html
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We put together our 5 Beginners #TIG Welding Tips that will help you start laying stacks of dimes! #techtuesday #techtiptuesday #eastwoodco http://ow.ly/yVIDw
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Miss our LIVE Welding Basics & How-to TIG Weld tech demo a week ago? Check out the 2-part recorded version on Youtube here: http://ow.ly/yItRz
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Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk’- Print VS Digital Media. Is Print Media Dying? Kevin weighs in on this episode here: http://ow.ly/yuQx0
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#techtuesday   #techtuesdaytip   -When using any type of penetrant to free stubborn bolts/nuts/etc., spray the fastener with your choice of product and strike the fastener with a ball peen hammer or punch to set up a vibration for the penetrant to begin the wicking process #diy   #howto   #stuckbolts   #techtips  
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Check out the new automotive enthusiast web series from #Eastwoodco and Kevin Tetz! "Hands-On Cars" Episode 1- Can the Zed Sled do a Burnout? http://ow.ly/yhenL
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Have you marked your calendars for the BIG Eastwood Summer Classic and Street Rodder Magazine car show in July at the Eastwood Headquarters in Pottstown, PA? This should be our biggest show yet and we can't wait to see everyone! Please share with your friends and make sure you cruise on out!
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