The Mazza family has been creating works of art for over one hundred years. Ron's grandfather was a first generation American who came to this country and quickly established himself as a gifted stained glass craftsman. Establishing the family company in 1901, the Mazza's have kept an emphasis on maintaining old world charm in all of their pieces.
"Since my great grandfather first started working with electric soldering irons, my family has only used American Beauty soldering irons. I like to use the 300 Watt soldering iron (Model 3178) that my father purchased over 65 years ago, to solder reinforcement bars for church windows. The 150 Watt soldering iron (Model 3138-150) is my favorite for the more intricate work I perform that calls for smaller solder joints.
"At times its overwhelming," confesses Ron, "when I reflect upon all the care that has gone into every piece of glass over the years."
At American Beauty, we look at our soldering tools in much the same light as Ron does his family's work. While we may not be gifted artisans and our tools will never be mistaken for beautiful pieces of art, making quality tools is our craft...and we take it very seriously.
And Ron's message to American Beauty..."You can let your employees know that they should be very proud to be a part of a company like American Beauty. Its a rare company that produces a product that can be handed down through four generations and still works like it was made yesterday."
American Beauty's Soldering Iron Maintenance Kit allows you to quickly and thoroughly clean the inside wall of your soldering iron and the shank of your soldering tip. A little routine maintenance will keep your iron operating at peak efficiency and prevent solder tip 'freezing'.