Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Visit Q Source at Today’s 2017 Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum

Once again, Q Source will be among the dozens of exhibitors at the annual Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum being held today, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at a new location: the Melville Marriott in Melville, NY. This expo continues to provide valuable information for the SMTA community and runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register at the event for FREE admission.

The SMTA Expo is a great opportunity to network with fellow colleagues and is focused on the needs and interests of process engineers, SMT machine operators/technicians, quality engineers, test and component engineers, and project managers. Attendees will also discover new products and resources and learn from the informative technical sessions. This year’s sessions include:
  • 11:30 a.m.: Automotive Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Assembly Challenges, and Solutions
  • 12:30 p.m.: Effect of Reflow Method on the Microstructure of Copper Pillar SnAg Solder Joints
  • 1:30 p.m.: X-Ray Capabilities and Considerations to Achieve Higher Yields
  • 2:30 p.m.: PCB Cleaning After Rework, Some Spots Clean Better Than Others
  • 3:30 p.m.: Selective Area Laser Reflow Fundamentals
Visit our table at this excellent SMTA show to learn how Q Source can help with your industry needs. For more info about the Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum, please visit their Web site. For info about Q Source, or to purchase products from our extensive online selection, please check out QSource.com. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020) or email.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Save 10% on QRP’s PDWS Low Heat Qualakote ESD Wave Solder Gloves All Week Long

Get an extra 10% off the Q Source price of QRP’s PDWS Low Heat Qualakote ESD Wave Solder Gloves. To take advantage of this discount, just add eligible gloves to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, October 16, 2017, through Friday, October 20, 2017.

QRP’s PDWS Gloves are extra thick for thermal protection, are knitted from nylon carbon yarn, and feature nitrile-dipped palms for extra toughness. These gloves are great for industrial applications including electronics, manufacturing, assembly, inspection, packaging, and light industrial. See the individual product pages for more info.

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Click here to shop for these QRP PDWS Qualakote Gloves. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Social Rewind for October 12, 2017

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 compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of 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’s column: In Agilent Technologies’ post, we learn how olive oil may influence aging.

Can robots and humans be friends? RobotNext’s post looks at how “emotional” robots are making these relationships more possible.

What if your home or car windows could regulate temperature based on the season? The National Nuclear Security Administration looks at a collaboration between Sandia Labs and IR Dynamics to create adaptive nanoparticle film to do such a thing.

In another example of the application of 3D printing and healthcare, 3D Printing Industry posted about how lifelike 3D-printed backbone replicas are being used to train future surgeons.

How do you make a screwdriver float in the air? Check out this Make: post for the gravity-defying answer.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about a new Bevco promo on their BREVA V7 Value-Line Poly Series Chairs.

There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hot Air Rework vs. Desoldering Stations: Which One Should You Choose?

Hot Air Rework Stations
There are a few key differences between hot air rework stations and desoldering stations. First, and most notable, is the size of the two different stations. The hot air stations tend to be much larger than the desoldering stations. Thus, to work with hot air, you will need to bring the defective parts to the station. In comparison, the desoldering station can be brought to the parts, which offers much more flexibility. Another noticeable difference between the two stations is their price tag. A hot air station will often carry a heftier price tag because it includes more features and extras than desoldering stations. The key is to find the specific tool that is best for your application needs. Choosing the right tool for the job will save you countless time and money in the long run.

A hot air rework station has many benefits. Because it uses hot air, the station is great for very quick and easy jobs where, perhaps, just one component needs to be removed from a printed circuit board (PCB). The opposite is also true, adding a single part to a PCB is also extremely simple by utilizing hot air to quickly and efficiently return the board to working order. This tool can also be used to fit heat shrink onto wires making it an extremely versatile device.

Desoldering Stations
A desoldering station also offers many benefits for specific applications. These stations provide a great deal of precision with their many features. Their compact size allows these stations to be much more mobile and makes for easier clean up at the end of a job. The simplicity of a desoldering station also makes it an asset to some. Why pay for all the bells and whistles when you only need the device for its basic uses? Desoldering Stations help make reworking PCBs an easier task.

Both types of rework stations offer a variety of benefits and shortfalls. By doing your research you can discover which device fits best in your specific day-to-day needs.

QSource.com offers a wide selection of Hot Air Rework Stations from JBC Tools and Weller®. In addition, we have a variety of nozzles & tips and pencils & handpieces.

Our Desoldering & Rework Stations include models from Hakko, JBC, Metcal, and Weller. We also offer a myriad of accessories and related products such as desoldering braid & desoldering wick, irons & handpieces, and desoldering pumps & solder suckers.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Save Shipping on This Incredibly Useful Spudger Soldering Tool from SCS

Get Free Freight* on SCS’ Nylon Spudger Soldering Tool. To take advantage of this discount, just add a spudger(s) to your shopping cart. Our Free Freight promo is valid Monday, October 9, 2017, through Friday, October 13, 2017. * Free standard shipping in the contiguous United States.

This spudger tool is made of ultra-strong 33% glass-filled nylon plastic and is suitable for use around ESD-sensitive items. Use this spudger for forming leads or probing parts, spudging solder joints flat, and more. Visit the product page for further information.

Follow our Free Freight and Featured Product selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for SCS Spudgers. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Save an Extra 10% off Bevco BREVA V7 Value-Line Poly Series Chairs


Our newest Bevco promo saves you an extra 10% off the Q Source price of BREVA Value-Line Poly V7 Series Ergonomic Pneumatic Chairs. These economical chairs are produced with the same quality as all Bevco products. This limited-time offer runs October 1st through October 31st, 2017.

Promo-eligible chairs are polyurethane in a black color with the following model differences:
  • Bevco V7507HC-BK - 22.25"-32" - Hard Floor Casters
  • Bevco V7507CC-BK - 22.25"-32" - Carpet Casters
  • Bevco V7507MG-BK - 21.25"-32" - Mushroom Glides
  • Bevco V7307HC-BK - 19"-26.75" - Hard Floor Casters
  • Bevco V7307CC-BK - 19"-26.75" - Carpet Casters
  • Bevco V7307MG-BK - 18"-25.75" - Mushroom Glides
  • Bevco V7007HC-BK - 16"-21" - Hard Floor Casters
  • Bevco V7007CC-BK - 16"-21" - Carpet Casters
  • Bevco V7007MG-BK - 15"-20" - Mushroom Glides
All of these BREVA ergonomic chairs include the following features and benefits:
  • LEED certified
  • Ergonomic waterfall seat for improved leg circulation
  • Tilt back with adjustable tension control
  • Easy-to-use pneumatic seat height adjustment
  • Contoured back with durable scuff resistant back pan
  • Requires a #2 Philips screwdriver for assembly (not included)
  • Resists stains and damage caused by punctures, grease, water, and chemicals
In addition to these common features, here’s a closer look at other common specifications:
  • 300-lb. weight capacity
  • 360-degree swivel
  • Standards/approvals: Meets the flame-retardant standards of California Technical Bulletin #117 and meets applicable ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 standards for quality, durability & safety
  • Compliances: LEED-CI 4.5 Standards for very low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Warranty: 3 years on all components
Please visit our Bevco BREVA Series Value-Line Poly V7 Series Ergonomic Pneumatic Chairs promo page to take advantage of our limited-time savings. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site. Please note: This program runs until October 31, 2017.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Social Rewind for October 5, 2017

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 compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of 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’s column: TerraCycle’s post tells us about the Great Green Wall; a wall of trees being planted across the southern edge of Africa’s Sahara Desert.

This 3M post offers up a combining of science and fashion design, as it looks at how designers are creating new apparel using retroreflective materials.

Here's a helpful post of interest to model railroad hobbyists: Xuron Corp. shows you how to cut model railroad track.

If you’re in the food production industry, this Puritan post on the importance of food safety staff is a must-read.

This Laughing Squid post presents an illustrated Periodic Table that shows how the elements interact with our daily lives.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about the Q Source Clearance Center.

There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Monday, October 2, 2017

Flux Removers, General-Purpose Cleaners & Wipes, Oh, My! Save on In-Stock MicroCare Items

Get an extra 10% off the Q Source price of select, in-stock MicroCare products. To take advantage of this discount, just add an eligible MicroCare item to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, October 2, 2017, through Friday, October 6, 2017.

Eligible items include no-clean flux remover, stencil cleaners, contact cleaners, dust removers, presaturated wipes, and more. Please visit the individual product page for each dispenser for more details.

Follow our Free Freight and Featured Product selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for MicroCare products. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Today Only! Get an Extra 15% off Select Bevco J3000 Series Backless Models – Flash Friday Sale

Our Flash Friday Sale is back! This time, you’ll get an extra 15% off the Q Source price of select Bevco ErgoLux Soft Poly Jr J3000 Series Backless Stools. To take advantage of this discount, just add an eligible stool to your shopping cart. Our Flash Friday Sale promo is valid Friday, September 29, 2017 only at QSource.com.

These ErgoLux Soft Poly Jr J3000 Series Backless Stools feature super-soft, high-density visco-elastic memory foam seat; a 300-lb. weight capacity, and resilient long-lasting ergonomic support. Please see the individual product pages for more details.

Our new Flash Friday Sale offers a big discount on a popular product for one day only. Follow our Flash Friday Sale selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to purchase an eligible Bevco Stool. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid today only at QSource.com.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Save Shipping on In-Stock Tapered Tip Dispensing Needles from Jensen Global

Get Free Freight on In-Stock Jensen Global Tapered Tip Dispensing Needles. To take advantage of this discount, just add an eligible needle to your shopping cart. Our Free Freight promo is valid Monday, September 25, 2017, through Friday, September 29, 2017.

Eligible dispensing needles are available in High-Precision and Economical models. Their tapered tip creates less back pressure, which helps prevent dripping, and they have a threaded helix hub on one end and taper down to the opening on the other end. For more details, please see the individual product pages.

Follow our Free Freight and Featured Product selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for Jensen Global Tapered Tip Dispensing Needles. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Social Rewind for September 19, 2017

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 compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of 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’s column: If you love your coffee, but you’re also concerned about sustainability, this TerraCycle post offers ideas for “cleaning up coffee culture.”

For those of you who deal with sensitive electronics, this Desco post offers valuable ideas for creating an ESD compliance plan.

This Agilent Technologies post presents a look at how an earthquake can impact human health on a physiological level.

The folks at Wearwell shared this helpful post full of industrial workplace safety resources.

In one of the odder stories we’ve seen recently, Laughing Squid shares the story of a researcher who dressed up as a car seat.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about our Q Source-exclusive ACL Staticide buy 3, get 1 free promo.

There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Save Freight Costs on More Than 100 JBC Soldering Tips

Get Free Freight on In-Stock JBC Soldering Tips. To take advantage of this discount, just add an eligible tip to your shopping cart. Our Free Freight promo is valid Monday, September 18, 2017, through Friday, September 22, 2017.

Eligible tips are available in several cartridge sizes and types with various tip shapes including conical, chisel, curved micro tweezers, spade, and sloped. For detailed info, please see the individual product pages for each tip.

Follow our Free Freight and Featured Product selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for JBC Soldering Tips. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Friday, September 15, 2017

NEW! Flash Friday Sale - Get an Extra 20% off Bevco’s Sit-Stand Stool – Today Only

Introducing our Flash Friday Sale! Get an Extra 20% off the Q Source price of Bevco’s D3505 Ergo Deluxe Sit-Stand Stool. To take advantage of this discount, just add the eligible stool to your shopping cart. Our Flash Friday Sale promo is valid Friday, September 15, 2017 only at QSource.com.

This deluxe sit-stand stool promotes high levels of productivity and encourages a healthy work environment. It’s ergonomic shaping and waterfall design provides pressure relief and improved circulation. Please see the product page for more details.

Our new Flash Friday Sale offers a big discount on a popular product for one day only. Follow our Flash Friday Sale selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to purchase this Bevco Sit-Stand Stool. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Q Source Exclusive ACL Staticide Promo: Save More: Pay for 3, Get 4

Here’s a great chance to stock up and save on a couple of popular ACL Staticide products. Running through October 31, 2017, get 4 for the price of 3 when you purchase either the ACL Staticide 8691-4 Mighty Mask (8 oz.) or the ACL Staticide 8601-4 Electronics Cleaner Degreaser PF (12 oz.).



The ACL Staticide Mighty Mask product designed for a wide range of electronic manufacturing applications as a temporary, fast-curing soldering mask, which helps protect component-free areas on a PCB during soldering or on components during the conformal coating process. Other benefits and features include:
  • Special heat-resistant compound is added to the latex to provide short-term, high-temperature protection up to 510°F, which make it perfect for temperature-sensitive components
  • In some environments, Mighty Mask’s swift cure time allows for a usable, tack-free mask in 20 minutes
  • Plastic-safe, peelable mask removes easily by hand or with tweezers without leaving contaminating or corrosive residues
  • Compatible with all cleaning solvents and flux types
  • RoHS-compliant
  • Made in the USA
Click here for a product data sheet.

The ACL Staticide Electronics Cleaner Degreaser PF is an extra-strength, ozone safe universal cleaner and degreaser, which leaves no residue and is safe to use on plastics. Other features and benefits include:
  • Removes oils and hydraulic fluids from mechanical assemblies
  • Cleans handling soils from circuitry before reassembly
  • Removes grease from assembly lines
  • Cleans fiber-optic connectors
  • Fast-drying material may also be used in cold dip and rinsing applications and will remove organic and ionic soils
Click here for a product data sheet.

Please visit our ACL Staticide Buy 3, Get 1 Free promo page to purchase your Mighty Mask or Electronics Cleaner Degreaser PF products. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Social Rewind for September 12, 2017

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 compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of 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’s column: With the change of seasons coming, this Puritan post about how to tell the difference between a cold and the flu is very timely.

Football season is here and in Zebra Technologies’ post they talk about how they’ve once again teamed up with the NFL and Wilson Sporting Goods to provide player tracking and other unique insights.

The National Nuclear Security Administration’s post provides a very interesting look at the aquatic mystery of the Earth’s mantle.

Can you imagine a second skin that features technology to enhance human abilities? This 3D Printing Industry post examines a hybrid 3D printing method that may unlock such a breakthrough.

David Marx wanted to ceate “an ice cream for everyone.” Make’s post offers up his edible innovation that has reinvented this classic dessert.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about our new 5-Day Quick-Ship promo on Bevco Mesh Chairs.

There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Monday, September 11, 2017

Eliminate Waste & Increase Productivity w/ASG Tape Dispensers – 10% off This Week

Get an Extra 10% off the Q Source price of ASG Tape Dispensers. To take advantage of this discount, just add an eligible tape dispenser to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, September 11, 2017, through Friday, September 15, 2017.

Eligible tape dispensers cut a wide range of tapes, eliminate wasted tape, and help increase productivity. They are designed for use in commercial or industrial environments and perfect for assembly, production, and other similar applications. Please visit the individual product page for each dispenser for more details.

Follow our Free Freight and Featured Product selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for ASG Tape Dispensers. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Quality Bevco Mesh Chairs – 5-Day Quick Shipping


Now, through the end of September, you can get high-quality Bevco 6000 Series Mesh Chairs in just 5 days. With this limited-time Quick-Ship program, you’ll get these ergonomic, executive mesh chairs shipped to you in no time (five-day shipping in the 48 contiguous states).

Eligible chairs feature:

  • An adjustable contoured backrest with lumbar support
  • A full 360° swivel
  • A 300-lb. weight capacity
In addition to these common features, here’s a closer look at the promo items:

The Bevco M6088MU ErgoLux 6000 Series 18"-21.5" Black Executive Mesh Back/Upholstered Fabric Seat Chair w/Multi-Surface Casters is constructed from 95% recycled materials and meets ANSI, BIFMA, and California 117 standards. Specifications include:
  • Seat Dimensions: 20.5" W x 19.5" D
  • Back Dimensions: 20.5" W x 23" H
  • Back Adjustment: 2.5"
  • Height Adjustment: 18" - 21.5"
  • Base Type: 5-legged polished aluminum base
  • Feet: Standard carpet casters
  • Warranty: 12 years
  • Made in: USA
The Bevco M6088MM-BK 6000 Series 18"-21.5" Black Mesh Back/Mesh Seat Office Chair w/Standard Carpet Casters is constructed from 95% recycled materials and meets ANSI, BIFMA, and California 117 standards. Specifications include:
  • Seat Dimensions: 20.5" W x 19.5" D
  • Back Dimensions: 20.5" W x 23" H
  • Back Adjustment: 2.5"
  • Height Adjustment: 18" - 21.5"
  • Base Type: 5-legged polished aluminum base
  • Feet: Standard carpet casters
  • Warranty: 12 years
  • Made in: USA
Please visit our Bevco 6000 Series Mesh Chairs promo page to purchase your chairs and get 5-Day Quick-Ship. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site. Please note: This program runs until September 30, 2017.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Social Rewind for September 6, 2017

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 compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of 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’s column: TerraCycle’s post, a good resource for the environmentally conscious, includes a surprising list of items you can’t recycle.

3M’s post is an inspiring story about an 8th-grade inventor who created an adaptable computer and mobile app for those with limited mobility.

The World Health Organization is warning about a global disease that is becoming untreatable. Check out Agilent Technologies' post that looks at the need for new antibiotics to battle Gonorrhea.

Wearwell’s post provides tips on how to avoid workplace trips (and slips and falls).

Here’s a Laughing Squid post that looks at an artist who went to great lengths (and heights) to create a quiet workspace.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about static control and trash cans.

There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Monday, September 4, 2017

Cut Shipping Costs w/Free Shipping on In-Stock Plato 170 Series Cutters

Get Free Standard Shipping on in-stock Plato 170 Series Cutters. To take advantage of this discount, just add an eligible cutter to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, September 4, 2017, through Friday, September 8, 2017.

These 170 Series Cutters feature ergonomic design, economical prices, and the ability to cut a variety of leads and wires. The 170 Series designs reduce cutting effort and reduce operator fatigue. See each cutter’s product page for more details.

Follow our Free Freight and Featured Product selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for in-stock Plato 170 Series Cutters. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Big Savings (25% off List) on ACL’s Staticide IPA Electronics & Stencil Cleaner

Get 25% off the List price of a case of 12 of ACL’s 8625 Staticide IPA Electronics & Stencil Cleaner (12-oz. cans). To take advantage of this discount, just add the Staticide IPA to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, August 28, 2017, through Friday, September 1, 2017.

The 8625 Staticide IPA is made with 99.8% pure anhydrous isopropyl alcohol and contains the least amount of water possible for quicker evaporation. It removes flux residues, grease and other handling contaminants and safe to use on plastics. Please see the product page at QSource.com for more details.

Follow our Free Freight and Featured Product selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for the ACL Staticide IPA. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Limited-Time Savings on the New StaticAIRE Ionizer from Transforming Technologies

Save 15% off the List price of the new Transforming Technologies IN1000 StaticAIRE Bench Top Still Air Ionizer. To take advantage of this discount just add the StaticAIRE to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, August 21, 2017, through Friday, August 25, 2017.

The StaticAIRE was designed for use in a variety of localized applications where space is limited and helps you quickly and effectively eliminate static without using airflow. Please visit the IN1000’s product page for more details.

Follow our Free Freight and Featured Product selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for the Transforming Technologies StaticAIRE. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Featured Product Savings on Excelta’s Ultra-Precise 5-Star Tweezers

Save an extra 5% off the Q Source price of Excelta’s 5-Star Tweezers. To take advantage of this discount just add an eligible tweezer(s) to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, August 14, 2017, through Friday, August 18, 2017.

These tweezers are built from the most advanced materials available and designed to provide ultra-precision for use in the most critical applications. Please visit the individual product pages for more detailed information.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

The Social Rewind for August 7, 2017

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 compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of 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’s column: We check out this Zebra Technologies post that says half of manufacturers will adopt wearable technology by 2022.

Do you know the differences of welding, brazing, and soldering? Weller’s post fills in the details and suggests which is best for what jobs.

Who killed Oetzi the Iceman? Agilent Technologies’ post examines this extremely cold murder case.

If you work outside during the hot summer months, remember the advice in this Wearwell post…WATER, REST, SHADE.

Laughing Squid’s post offers an online look at Leonardo da Vinci’s amazing Digitized ‘Codex Arundel’ Notebook.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about our updated Current Promos page and some new ways to save.

There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Luxor’s A/V & TV Carts Provide Versatile Stability and Mobility

Save an extra 20% off Q Source’s price of Luxor Audio/Visual & TV Display Carts. Take advantage of this discount when you add an eligible product to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, August 7, 2017 and runs through Friday, August 11, 2017.

Our promo-eligible carts and stands are ideal for office applications, presentations and more. They were designed for use with audio/video equipment such as flat panel TVs and display monitors. Check out the individual products pages for more detailed information.

Follow our Free Freight and Featured Product selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for Luxor Audio/Visual & TV Display Carts. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Social Rewind for August 3, 2017

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 compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of 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’s column: TerraCycle’s retweet offers a brief history of the plastic drinking straw. Did you know Americans use 500 million per day?
MicroCare’s post should be of interest to medical device manufacturers who need to clean their products before packaging.
Disney has always been amazing at bringing characters to life. This 3D Printing Industry post shows how Disney is using 3D printing and mechanized cables to create animated physical characters.
Are we prepared if a giant meteor aims for our planet? The National Nuclear Security Administration posted about how their supercomputers help simulate such possibilities for planetary defense.
Here's a fun and educational post from Instructables that shows how to set up your own laser microscope and view laser diffraction.
And we close out this week’s column with our post about ASG’s X-PAQ Precision Fastening System.
There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

FEATURED PRODUCT: Master Appliance’s PortaPro Glue Gun Lets You Work Anywhere, Longer

Save an extra 10% off the Q Source price of Master Appliance’s PortaPro™ Glue Gun. Get this discount when you add an eligible product to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, July 31, 2017 and runs through Friday, August 4, 2017.

The PortaPro Glue Gun (also available in a kit) offers portability, industrial power, and durability. The unit can reach operating temperature in less than four minutes and will last 140 minutes on a full charge. For complete details, please see the product page at QSource.com.

Follow our regular Free Freight and Featured Product selections on our Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Please help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for the Master Appliance PortaPro Glue Gun (or PortaPro Kit). For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Get Extra Savings on These High-Grade, Class 100 TechNiGlove Latex Rubber Gloves

Save an extra 5% off the Q Source price of TechNiGlove Latex Rubber Gloves. Get this discount when you add eligible gloves to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, July 24, 2017 and runs through Friday, July 28, 2017.

These powder- and silicone-free, ambidextrous class 100 gloves are fully textured from wrist to fingertip, made from a unique chlorination process that eliminates the odor of most latex gloves, and are manufactured from the highest-grade latex available. Please see the individual product page for further details.

Follow our regular Free Freight and Featured Product selections on our Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Please help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for TechNiGlove Latex Rubber Gloves. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Social Rewind for July 19, 2017

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 compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of 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’s column: Tektronix’ post celebrated the Man Out of Time, Nikola Tesla’s birthday. Much of our modern society would not exist if not for his amazing inventions.

For those of you who know what a kilogram is…not so fast. Agilent Technologies’ post looks at the upcoming change to the official standard for this globally used unit of measure.

Did you know that workplace falls account for 16% of workers comp claims? Wearwell’s post presents ways to prevent such falls and create a safer workplace.

Do you ever sing the ABCs when you wash your hands? Puritan’s post offers such advice from The Norovirus Woman, Lee Ann Jaykus.

Here's an important post from Laughing Squid for those who need to know how to properly greet people from different cultures.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about using our live chat option.

There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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