Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Labor Day from Q Source

Q Source will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 1, 2014. The office will re-open on Tuesday, September 2nd.

QSource.com is open for business 24/7 and any orders placed over the Labor Day holiday will be processed as soon as possible on Tuesday.

Thank you for being a Q Source customer. Have a great holiday!

P.S. – If you have free time over the holiday, why not visit our YouTube Channel or our Q Source Resource Blog for a selection of informative and entertaining videos and articles.

Faster Fiber-Optics for Less w/Our MicroCare Sticklers Cleaning Kit Promo

Save 28% off the MSRP on this MicroCare MCC-FK03 Sticklers™ Fiber-Optic Cleaning Kit (Q Source SKU: M028-000116) when you use our FPF082914 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, August 29, 2014 through Sunday, August 31, 2014.

This cleaning kit includes enough wipes, cleaners, and swabs for 800 cleanings. Designed to assist field techs with cleaning fiber-optic networks in a fast, reliable, low-cost way. Regularly listed at $107.80, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $78.00 (that’s less than ten cents per clean). While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends, colleagues, and via social media.

Each week, we’ll promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource, via our email newsletter, and all over our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to read those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please tell your friends & colleagues about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ensure Workplace Safety, Lean Efficiency w/Ergomat's DuraStripe Floor Marking Solutions

Is your workplace safe? Are potential danger areas clearly marked? If the lights went out would your employees be able to find their way to an exit? Ensure a "yes" answer to all of those questions with Ergomat's DuraStripe line of floor marking shapes, labels, tapes, and signs.

QSource.com recently added hundreds of these items from a number of Ergomat's popular DuraStripe lines (including DuraStripe Glow, Mean Lean, Supreme V, and X-Treme). By introducing these visual indicators, your employees will be better aware of proper procedures and better prepared to navigate the workplace safely.

DURASTRIPE GLOW

Lead them through the darkness with DuraStripe Glow, the peel and stick floor/aisle marking tape. Made of glow-in-the-dark material, this durable tape is quick and easy to install and requires no dry or cure time. Available with or without text and in a choice of widths for the glow line.

DURASTRIPE MEAN LEAN

Have your employees literally follow the footsteps to workplace efficiency and safety. The economical, low-profile DuraStripe Mean Lean shapes and tapes are great for Visual Workplace, 5S, and Lean applications, aisle striping, and come in a variety of shapes (including arrows, circles, letters, numbers, and yes, even footprints) and seven standard colors. This durable material is easy to clean and remove, scuff-resistant, and requires no messy cleanup.

DURASTRIPE SUPREME V

For a long-lasting floor-marking solution, Ergomat has combined their original DuraStripe material with their DuraStripe Lean to create a fifth-generation product: DuraStripe Supreme V. Supreme V mixes the original DuraStripe adhesive with DuraStripe Lean's low profile to make a product perfect for use in almost any environment and a superior option for imperfect floor conditions. DuraStripe Supreme V features tapered edges to deter possible tripping and impact dangers, is available in a variety of shapes (including triangles, corners, pluses, squares, and pedestrians), colors, and sizes; and is easy to install.

DURASTRIPE X-TREME

For those extreme, critical environments where forklift/tow motors are in frequent use, check out the heavy-duty DuraStripe X-Treme line of floor-marking products. DuraStripe X-Treme features a specially coated surface (for easy cleaning) and beveled edges to deter damages to the material. This durable DuraStripe line is also ideal for Lean applications (such as Six Sigma, 5S, etc.) and is available in a number of widths, colors, and shapes (including curves, strips, t-shapes, double-sided arrows, and pux).

All of the aforementioned DuraStripe products include a two-year warranty and are available in a number of dimensions, colors, and shapes. Please visit QSource.com for further information. To place an order for DuraStripe floor marking items or Ergomat products in general, please submit it via the Web site or contact us at 800-966-6020 or qsales@qsource.com.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

The Social Rewind for August 25, 2014

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly blog digest of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows some really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.


Leading off this week, are you ready for some football? Zebra Technologies shared this post about how their partnership with the NFL will track live player data in real time.


It didn’t take a tractor beam to draw us in to this post by Tektronix. Self-assembling robots, impossible engines, tractor beams for boats, and magnetic microhair materials, oh my!


How bizarre, how bizarre! Laboratory Equipment magazine’s post looks at how a fossil of a weird, worm-like creature with an indistinguishable head, spikes, and legs has finally been linked to modern animals.



How many people does it take to solve a puzzle? Laughing Squid shared this video about a ‘round-the-world Rubik’s-Cube-solving trip.



An adult-sized Big Wheel. That’s all you have to know about this MAKE Magazine post.



And we close out this week’s column with our post about all the useful pluses of Brady’s new BMP21-Plus Portable Label Printer.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us. Keep on reading! We’re look forward to continuing The Social Rewind through 2014. This is an exciting year for us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Keep your eyes open for new features, promotions, interviews, and more. See you next week!


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Follow the Glow to Savings: Get 24% Off DuraStripe Glow Marking Tapes

Save 24% off the MSRP on Ergomat’s DuraStripe 4" x 50' Glow Peel & Stick Floor/Aisle Marking Tape (Q Source SKUs: T023-000509 (Yellow), T023-000507 (Red), T023-000508 (White)) when you use our FPF082214 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, August 22, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014.

These DuraStripe Glow Floor/Aisle Marking Tapes (MFG Part Number: DSIL450-G.25) have a 0.25”-wide glow stripe, are available in red, yellow, or white; and are made of glow-in-the-dark materials. Quick and easy to install, these tapes are great for indicating evacuation/exit routes, and require no dry time, cure time, fumes, or messy clean up.

Regularly listed at $75.00, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $57.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends, colleagues, and via social media.

Each week, we’ll promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource, via our email newsletter, and all over our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to read those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please tell your friends & colleagues about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Andersen Enviro Plus Entrance Mats: "On the Bench" Video

Mike Andersen, of Andersen Company, took some time out during his recent Q Source visit to talk about their Enviro Plus Entrance Mats. In this "On the Bench" video, Mike focuses on the environmental benefits of these mats, which consist of 89% recycled content (total product weight).


To purchase Andersen Company Enviro Plus Entrance Mats, please visit QSource.com or contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email. Shop our complete line of Andersen products at our Andersen Company Department at QSource.com.

Don't forget to look out for new "On the Bench" videos at QSource.com and on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

All Pluses, No Minuses: Brady's New BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer

Attention Brady BMP®21 Printer users: Your printer is obsolete! But there's a "plus" side to that news…The Brady BMP®21-PLUS.

The new BMP21-PLUS offers increased durability, additional applications, smart automatic formatting with drop-in label cartridges, and a lower price. And for BMP21 users who still have label materials left, you'll be happy to know you can use them with the -PLUS model as well.

MORE, MORE, MORE – HOW DO YOU LIKE IT, HOW DO YOU LIKE IT?

Brady's original BMP21 was a very popular and successful portable label printer. Now, with the BMP21-PLUS, Brady has taken all of the good things from the original and added MORE:
  • More ruggedness
  • More visibility
  • More battery life
  • More applications
  • More symbols
  • More materials
  • More money left in your pocket
The BMP21-PLUS printer features beefed up protective bumpers/internal shock resistance, a new high-visibility color scheme, the ability to use the rechargeable Li-ION or AA batteries, a myriad of new applications, 100+ electric, smart home, safety, and datacom symbols; 24 new material parts, and a starting price under $100.

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY A BRADY BMP21-PLUS

If you're new to the market for a portable label printer, choosing the BMP21-PLUS is a no-brainer. Existing BMP21 users should also consider a -PLUS purchase to take advantage of the upgraded performance and new label materials.

Here's a quick look at the main differences between the two printers:

BMP®21 Portable Label Printer BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer
  • $145 MSRP
  • Rugged, but looks delicate
  • Uses AA batteries
  • 1-year warranty
  • Confusing product/kit offerings (1 solo printer and 5 kits)
  • $99 MSRP
  • Hi-Vis color
  • Molded rubber bumpers
  • Li-ION battery or AAs
  • More symbols added
  • Flag Mode added
  • Circuit Breaker Mode added
  • Time/date stamp added
  • "Zero type" selection added
  • 2-year warranty
  • Uses existing BMP21 cartridges
  • Additional Cartridges Added: Brown, gray, purple vinyl colors; yellow PermaSleeve, white on clear, ¼" wide supply

APPLICATIONS + MATERIALS = QUICK & EASY LABEL CREATION

As mentioned, existing BMP21 M21 cartridges (46 currently available) will work with the new BMP21-PLUS (unless otherwise specified). In addition, there are 24 new M21 cartridges, including Self-Laminating Vinyl (for wire & cable), PermaSleeve Wire Markers (for wire & cable), Nylon Cloth (for flat, smooth surfaces/textured surfaces/wire & cable), Indoor/Outdoor Vinyl (for flat, smooth surfaces/textured surfaces/outdoor use/harsh environments), and Polyester (for flat, smooth surfaces) labels.

These existing and new materials make the BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer a smart choice for a wide variety of labeling applications including: Electrical & Automation (wire & cable, terminal block strips, inside-panel components, front-of-panel, circuit breaker strip, outlets, and junction boxes), Datacomm & IT (data cable, cable flags, patch panel strips, data center equipment, faceplates, ports, and tools/storage), and Visual Workplace/Maintenance/Industrial (bins/shelves/drawers, equipment/machinery, safety equipment, lean 5S, panels/breakers).

The rugged (passed shock and vibration testing per MIL-STD-810G Method 5.16.6 S4.6.5), fast (drop-lock-and-print materials), and versatile (tape widths 0.25" to 0.75") BMP21-PLUS offers a two-year warranty. In addition to the stand-alone printer, kit, and 70 material choices, Brady also offers several accessories for use with the BMP21-PLUS (magnet attachment, multi-functional tool, AC power adapter, Li-ION battery pack, and hard case).

To order your Brady BMP21-PLUS Portable Label Printer, accessories, or materials, please visit QSource.com. For questions, or additional info, contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email.


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Monday, August 18, 2014

The Social Rewind for August 18, 2014

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly blog digest of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows some really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week, TE Connectivity posted this humorous look at the real lives of engineers. Sounds like a reality TV hit in the making.

Brains and beauty. Celebrity and scholar. Agilent Technologies’ post looks at the famous actress Hedy Lamarr and her invention that paved the way for wireless communications.

We love these Throwback Thursday posts! The National Institute of Standards and Technology posted about a hosiery testing machine they created in 1938 for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.


But what do the robots think? Robot Magazine posted about Clearpath Robotics' pledge not to build autonomous lethal robots.


Google+ shared this collection of touching tributes in memory of Robin Williams.


And we close out this week’s column with our quick post about the Great Blackout of 2003.


There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us. Keep on reading! We’re look forward to continuing The Social Rewind through 2014. This is an exciting year for us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Keep your eyes open for new features, promotions, interviews, and more. See you next week!

If there's topic you'd like to see The Q Source Resource write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues via the social media links below. If you have questions or comments about Q Source or The Q Source Resource please leave us a message in the comments section.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Q Source Exclusive: This Weller WD Series Rework Station w/Erem Cutters is Our Featured Product

Save 15% off the MSRP on Weller WD Series Micro Digital Rework Station w/Erem 612N Diagonal Semi-Flush Cutter (Q Source SKU: P999-000873) when you use our FPF081514 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, August 15, 2014 through Sunday, August 17, 2014.

This exclusive Weller/Erem Combo (MFG Part Number: WD1M/612N) includes the ESD-safe Weller WD1M Micro Digital Rework Station (featuring an extensive special functions menu) and the Erem 612N Diagonal Semi-Flush Cutters (featuring a small, oval-shaped head perfect for micro-electronics use).

Regularly listed at $271.90, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $230.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends, colleagues, and via social media.

Each week, we’ll promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource, via our email newsletter, and all over our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to read those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please tell your friends & colleagues about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Vision Engineering Training Session at Q Source on Flickr

Q Source recently had an in-house training session with Scott C. Monroe, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Vision Engineering. Scott brought in several stereo microscopes & visual inspection systems (including a Mantis Elite and a Lynx System) for our staff to learn about and get true "hands-on" experiences. Check out our latest Flickr photo set for a closer look at all of the cool systems we got to "play" with.


To purchase Vision Engineering products please visit QSource.com.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Social Rewind for August 11, 2014

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly blog digest of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows some really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.


Leading off this week, Agilent Technologies asks the question: “Who really invented the telephone?”


Elkay Plastics shared this post about a new use for the automobile. It’s the new Volkswagen Scratching Post!


Talk about a protective smartphone case! Laughing Squid’s post displays a Swiss-Army like cell phone case among the weird and hazardous items the TSA has seized at airports.



North Safety shared this infographic looking at the most dangerous jobs in America. Is yours on this list?



Mashable shared this video post of an adorable little boy with a future in broadcaster. And, apparently, we’re jumping on the bandwagon as well.



And we close out this week’s column with our email newsletter post about workplace safety and our new selection of DuraStripe signs and tapes.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us. Keep on reading! We’re look forward to continuing The Social Rewind through 2014. This is an exciting year for us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Keep your eyes open for new features, promotions, interviews, and more. See you next week!


If there's topic you'd like to see The Q Source Resource write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues via the social media links below. If you have questions or comments about Q Source or The Q Source Resource please leave us a message in the comments section.

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This week’s Social Rewind column features posts by Agilent Technologies, CCI, EEVblog, SMTA, and EE Times. Plus our own post about Q Source’s latest “On the Bench” video: “ACL Staticide Flux Removers.”

Friday, August 8, 2014

Get 45% Off Xuron’s 410T Micro-Shear Cutters: How’s That for Ultra-Sharp Savings?

Save 45% off the MSRP on Xuron 410T Micro-Shear® 4.86" Tapered Tip Ultra-Sharp Flush Cutters (Q Source SKU: X002-000070) when you use our FPF080814 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, August 8, 2014 through Sunday, August 10, 2014.

These ergonomic Micro-Shear Cutters (MFG Part Number: 410T) are durable, precise, and optimized for work in high-density areas. The 410T features high-carbon ultra-sharp steel blades, a by-pass cut to reduce the effort and mechanical shock when cutting, and a Rockwell hardness of 55-57C.

Regularly listed at $13.60, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $7.50. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends, colleagues, and via social media.

Each week, we’ll promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource, via our email newsletter, and all over our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to read those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please tell your friends & colleagues about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

ACL Staticide Turbo Blast Precision Duster: "On the Bench" Video

On his recent visit to Q Source, Steve Allen of ACL Staticide (and frequent Q Source Resource Guest Blogger Guest Blogger)) shot this "On the Bench" video demonstrating ACL's Turbo Blast Canned Air Precision Duster.

Steve showed us how to use Turbo Blast to dry a wet PCB that has been cleaned. He also explained that this precision duster is ISO 9001:2008 certified, 100% Ultra-Pure HFC-134a (leaves no residue), and is non-flammable/ozone safe.


To purchase ACL's Turbo Blast, please visit QSource.com or contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email. Shop our complete line of ACL products at our ACL Staticide Department at QSource.com.

Don't forget to look out for new "On the Bench" videos at QSource.com and on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hakko FX-100 Soldering Stations, Accessories Now Available at Q Source

Heard about the Hakko FX-100 Soldering Station? Well, we just added the station and two accessories (the FX1001-52 7.5" Soldering Iron w/Holder and the FH800-51BY FX-1001 Iron Holder) to QSource.com and we wanted to tell you a little about them.

FX-100 SOLDERING STATION

The Hakko FX-100 (Hakko part number FX100-04) is an ESD-safe, stackable soldering system with a compact design. Providing a simple, easy-to-use interface, the FX-100 has a large back-lit display that allows for programming tip and solder selection profiles, setting temperature levels, receiving continuous tip feedback, and enabling password protection (to block unauthorized changes to the settings).

Using a micro-processor to increase performance and recovery of its T31 Series Tips (Please note: Tips are not included), the FX-100 Soldering Station heightens its performance by reducing power and maintaining a low EMI level. A built-in activity monitor allows users to track cumulative data on tips and manage working costs of the system. Auto-power shut off and tip sleep functionality help save energy and extend the life of the unit and tips.

The Hakko FX-100 Soldering Station ships with the FX1000-04 ESD-Safe Soldering System, FX1001-51 Soldering Iron Handpiece, FH800-51BY Iron Holder, Heat-Resistant Sleeves (gray and green), B2300 Heat Resistant Pad, Power Cord (3-wired cord w/American plug), and an instruction manual. Specifications for this product are as follows:

FX-100 Soldering Station:

  • Voltage: 120 V
  • Power consumption: 85 W
  • Temperature stability: ± 2°F (± 1.1°C)
  • Output power: 50 W
  • Output frequency: 13.56 MHz
  • Weight w/o cord: 6.6 lb. (3 Kg)
  • Width: 5" (127 mm)
  • Height: 5.9" (150 mm)
  • Depth: 6.6" (167 mm)
  • Meets or exceeds the requirements under IPC J-STD-001, ANSI ESD S20.20, and older MIL-STDs
FX1001-001 Soldering Iron:

  • Tip-to-ground resistance: <2 Ω
  • Tip-to-ground potential: <2 mV
  • Length of cord: 4.3' (1.3 m)
  • Weight w/o cord: 0.07 lb. (31g) with T31-02D24 tip

FX1001-52 SOLDERING IRON W/HOLDER AND FH800-51BY FX-1001 IRON HOLDER

In addition to the FX-100, the Hakko FX1001-52 7.5" Soldering Iron w/Holder and FH800-51BY FX-1001 Iron Holder are also now available at our Web site. The FX1001-52 features a lightweight, ergonomic handpiece with a burn-resistant cord, which proves agile and powerful for the user. Specifications for the FX1001-52 include:
  • Tip-to-Ground resistance: < 2 ohms
  • Tip-to-Ground Potential: < 2 mV
  • Length of cord: 4.3' (1.3 m)
  • Total length (w/o cord): 7.5" (190 mm) w/T31-02D24 tip
  • Weight (w/o): 0.07 lb. (31 g) w/T31-02D24 tip
  • Tips (not included): T31-01 Series and T31-02 Series
  • Reach: 4.3' (1.3 m)
  • Heating element: High-frequency induction-type
The FX-100 Soldering Station and accessories are available for purchase at QSource.com. You may also call us (800-966-6020) or contact us via email. For a complete selection of other fine Hakko products, please see our Hakko Department.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

The Social Rewind for August 4, 2014

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly blog digest of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows some really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week, touching on a topic that is much in the news lately, Agilent Technologies posted about efforts to find a cure or treatment for Ebola.


Conductive Containers Incorporated shared this post that shows how just about anything can be turned into beautiful works of art. How cool is the Mac Vader?


EEVblog’s Dave Jones brings back some old memories with his post showing a teardown of a Radio Shack/Tandy TRS-80 Model 1 computer.



The Surface Mount Technology Association shared this pretty cool post about a Minnesota man who invented a 3D concrete printer and made a castle in his backyard.



Can you recite pi? Well if you were in the New York City area recently you only needed to look up for the answer. EE Times shared this post about an artist and advertiser’s skywriting creation.


And we close out this week’s column with our post about Q Source’s latest “On the Bench” video: “ACL Staticide Flux Removers.”


There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us. Keep on reading! We’re look forward to continuing The Social Rewind through 2014. This is an exciting year for us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Keep your eyes open for new features, promotions, interviews, and more. See you next week!


If there's topic you'd like to see The Q Source Resource write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues via the social media links below. If you have questions or comments about Q Source or The Q Source Resource please leave us a message in the comments section.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Hakko’s FT-801 Thermal Wire Stripper Strips Wires, We Strip Prices

Save $26.97 off the MSRP on Hakko (FT801-02) FT-801 Thermal Wire Stripper (Q Source SKU: H001-002257) when you use our FPF080114 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, August 1, 2014 through Sunday, August 3, 2014.

The ESD-safe FT-801 Thermal Wire Stripper (MFG Part Number: FT801-02) is a compact station with an ergonomic handpiece, locking process control, password security, auto power OFF, sleep mode, and a blade removal tool. (Please note: Blades are not included with FT-801.) Regularly listed at $351.97, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $325.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends & colleagues, too.

Each week, we’ll promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource, via our email newsletter, and all over our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to read those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please tell your friends & colleagues about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.