Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We’ll be filling in this page with a list of the most frequently asked questions we get. If you have any, feel free to head over to our contact page and we’ll help you out.

The bad news about this page is that it is likely not the page that you will be able to find the most relevant answer to your question on, as we are as committed to transparency as we believe is at all possible. Why is it that our commitment to transparency means that this may not be the page you will be likely to find your answers on? Well, it has to do with the fact that we have developed extensive guides for a variety of different topics, on a variety of different issues that you might be seeking out more information on.

If you are looking for our contact page, and how you should be addressing certain different issues, we have a specific contact page that will provide you with a bunch of information on the various things you might be interested in knowing more about. We personally hate when you are trying to reach out to a company and it seems just impossible to actually make sure that you are getting in contact with the most relevant person possible, why we have made it really easy to figure out who would best be able to address your concerns, and if that contact page hasn’t described the issue you are dealing with, you can always reach out to our general contact information and someone will do their best to get you help as quickly as possible.

If you are rather interested in learning more about who we are, the background of the team that is working day in and day out in order to be able to provide you all the different services that we offer on this platform, or simply be able to understand the motivation and desire that we bring with us every single time we go to work, maybe it is the about us section that is the most relevant for you.

Are you interested in knowing how we deal with various privacy issues, which information we are collecting in order to provide the types of services that we are providing, and what technical information is required in all of this in order to be able to better assist you, we have a dedicated privacy policy page that lays everything out for you to better dig into. We take your privacy matters very seriously, and you can always write to us if you may have certain things that you are having trouble understanding, and we’ll be more than happy to further assist you in understanding the various policies.

How do we ship out, what do we ship out, what do other manufacturers ship out that are listed on this platform? Guess what! That’s a topic of it’s own that we have created a dedicated page on, and since we often get the impression that people looking for shipping also find it interesting to better understand what the situation is when it comes to returns and policies, we have chosen to combine those three topics into one where you can have a lot of those topics addressed as well. Simply head over to the page that outlines the shipping, return and warranty policies when you are choosing to buy something from our site.

We have a lot of guides that we make available on this site, and maybe you’re interested in seeing how we write those guides, what our thoughts are on various topics, which experts we bring in, and why we believe that you ought to actually pay attention to the information that we are posting on this site. If that’s the case, we encourage you to take a closer look at our editorial policy page that has a bunch of information you are likely to find very useful.

We strive to make our services and offerings as available as possible to anyone who has the technical capabilities to access our platform, but while some people may have different accessibility needs, we also found it crucial that we address how you can better get those concerns and questions addressed and that is where our accessibility policy page may just prove useful for you.

While we strive to keep all information on this website current, there may be times when that simply isn’t feasible, and you may unfortunately run into issues on occasion where we can’t live up to our commitment of keeping information entirely verified. For the sake of you better understanding our commitment to truthful information (perhaps important at a point in time where it seems like there is a lot of less than truthful information being put out there), we created a relevant disclaimer page that covers any questions you may have with regards to those topics.

Are you interested in understanding what you are allowed to do when you navigate the various offerings on this platform, and understand what you cannot do as well, then you may best get your interests satisfied by visiting our terms & conditions page where all of that has been conveniently laid out for you to more easily be able to understand.

What are cookies? That may be a question that’s been bothering your mind, and how do we go about using those specific cookies? What are the different types of cookies, and what sort of information does Atlantic Aspiration keep about its visitors? If those are some of the questions that have been on your mind, do feel free to visit our cookie policy page that should hopefully help you better understand some of those concerns.

While there are lots of other essential pages across the website that you may be interested in further exploring to understand the various topics at hand, the pages that we have outlined in the sections above represent some of the very important pages for us personally, as they are basically the most crucial pages in establishing a sense of transparency between us and the users that not only trust our judgment when it comes to purchasing from the site, but also choose to read and implement the various advice that we give across the platform with the various guides we publish. Our goal is to ensure that your business is in the best possible situation to offer the services that you rely on, and that can only happen if you truthfully believe in the information that we will be sharing with you. Although we may have a financial incentive to also sell the products that we have listed on the site, we definitely also have good reason to make sure that you’re not just happy with your current purchase, but that we are able to provide you with so much value that you may consider coming back to us next time you have a question you need answered, or a tool that you have been looking into buying.

Without the loyal user base that we are aspiring to build here at Atlantic Aspiration, we won’t be able to actually build the business that we are hoping to build either. Should you ever have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us.

What drives us to further build this platform?

When you go out and you’re either interested in buying a plasma cutter, a TIG welder or a wide belt sander, you are likely doing so for professional purposes, because it’s a piece of machinery that you may not use every day, but at least every week. With these expensive pieces of machinery, depending on what it is you are looking to buy, you are possibly spending thousands of dollars on your purchase, why it is incredibly important that you can in fact rely on the tool doing what it is supposed to be doing, and why it is so important for us to establish the trust in our brand, so that you will end up trusting the information that we’re putting out there. Everyone is going through reviews, especially if they’re buying an expensive tool, but we simply want to make the process both easier and more reliable for the end user. How many times did you buy a piece of equipment in the past where you ended up receiving it, believing it was going to be a phenomenal and be able to do all the things you had hoped for, and in reality it just turned out to be missing key features?

Our team of experts thoroughly research all the different parameters that might be important for a customer when they are shopping around, and then we put together extensive guides that will help you better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various options. We generally have industry specialists help us, in order to ensure that the tools we put out there are of the quality we would want them to be if we were shopping around for tools ourselves. We also ever include manufacturers on this site that we believe are able to deliver the sort of quality equipment necessary to get the job done at the level you would want it at, all to help ensure that you don’t regret buying the piece of equipment that we recommended on our site.

How do you choose the topics that you write about and promote on this site?

On this website, we have a very strong preference for researching and better understanding the various tools that are used by the built world. That means it might be things related to plasma cutters, the best engine driven welders, or any other piece of machinery that we believe pros like yourself could be interested in reading more about. We have various ways that we come up with these topics, but we also receive topic ideas from some of our users that we may choose to write articles about, and it is also our intention to put together roundup articles from industry experts on various topics.

While most of our articles are currently on topics that could either be interesting for someone with a big interest in DIY activities or built pros, we also do have the intention on expanding into other areas that could largely be considered the broader B2B space, although that will likely not be the first adventure that we start out on, as we definitely believe there is much potential to improve the built information out there.

How do you work with other companies?

We work with companies in a range of different ways, including listing their products on our platform, giving you the option to buy them straight from this platform, while also providing you with all the various information you could be interested in knowing about such products, in order to ensure you have a sound understanding of what to expect. The built world has largely been dominated by scouring the internet for unstructured information, and we are working on becoming that platform you and your coworkers trust for your various tool needs.

We also partner with companies that have interesting information that they want to share with the world, as well as industry experts that are able to write very specific articles on topics that they live and breathe. We do explore other types of business relationships on occasion, as we are still a growing platform learning to navigate in an unstructured market, where most information has often been received by the end user by going into a retail store, asking the person that works there for advice, while that person might not have industry expertise on the specific tool you are interested in.

What is your advantage over going to a retail store and getting my information from them?

Rather than talking with a generalist which may be what you end up encountering when you go to a retail store, our setup allows us to source our information from industry experts that give us recommendations on the various information we have, and a lot of the articles are even provided by industry experts, too. By having industry experts be the one that ultimately tell us whether the tools and information that we put together are good enough, we can aggregate expertise and have you get the information you have been looking for in technological ways that we don’t believe are offered by our competitors.

Hopefully this article has helped answer some of the most frequently asked questions that you and other users might find interesting about our platform, and if you have any other questions, feel free to send them over to us. If they’re good and are requested by several users, we just might include them on this list.

How did you choose the focus of this platform as opposed to selling other types of equipment or doing something entirely differently?

The desire to change the way that the construction industry works is a heartfelt one to really help pros get the types of equipment that would be beneficial for them, as opposed to the way that things are currently working. There is no reason why you should feel like you are absolutely in the blind when it comes to buying a fuel transfer tank, a waste oil furnace, a portable sawmill, or something else. The way that the industry currently works is absolutely not transparent and often includes that people will be going to places on the internet where they try and find other people that may have input on these types of machines, rather than actually having a platform where all of this information is gathered in a way that is cohesive, transparent and easy to make decisions on the basis of.

While you may be able to go out and try figuring out if these types of machinery are in fact what is right for your business, wouldn’t it be better to have a platform that gathers all the information that you could potentially want into one single place, thereby saving you hours of work? If you are buying any of these types of machinery, you are spending a lot of money on whatever you are buying, and you will want to make sure that you are actually getting the machinery that will suit your needs.

The management team at Atlantic Aspiration is also one that has extensive experience in the “built world”, where it has encountered many of the issues that the industry is still struggling with. If you have ever had to hire a contractor, there is a chance that you will have run into issues with them where stuff didn’t go according to plan, and where you would have to reschedule with the contractor a handful of times before they would eventually show up at your house and do the work. Perhaps you even experienced that what was supposed to be an easy job for the contractor ended up with them severely damaging parts of your home, and they had to rip up a floor and redo the work, whereby it didn’t just end up taking a month longer than you expected to do something relatively simple, like installing a new tile floor, but it also ended up being vastly more expensive than you were anticipating.

Contractors and other pros are busy people that will try and do their very best work, but there is no denying that it may be very hard for them to do such work at times, why they are ending up in situations where they feel the need to reschedule simply because they did not properly plan for the various jobs that they had lined up, or perhaps because there were other things with some of the other jobs before yours where they ended up having to redo a bunch of work that set them back.

They definitely know that their reputation depends on them being able to stick to their word, but sometimes it is hard. However, if we can help them make sure that they have the right machinery for the job, and that they won’t find their piece of welding equipment break unexpectedly, they might be able to ensure that there are fewer times when they have to reschedule work, whereby they can also make sure that they are making more money at the end of the day.

Do you guys also sell welding equipment?

No, we don’t only sell welding equipment on this platform, but it is the first opportunity that we ended up identifying as a place where we could truly make a difference. It may be hard to see why you would want to spend $5,000 on a piece of welding equipment, where you might think that there is a $1,000 alternative that could get the job done instead.

The reality of the matter is that there are some times when the cheaper piece of equipment may almost be able to do the same type of work that the more expensive type of equipment could do, but there are also times that call for you spending a significantly bigger sum of money in order to get the right type of equipment, and it may be the seemingly small differences that are actually crucial in ensuring that you won’t be bothered using the tool during your every day life.

You may ask us, however, how we are able to provide you with good recommendations on various tools when some of the tools are so different from one another. Isn’t our expertise in welding mainly? While that may have been the initial focus, we pride ourselves on providing a lot of very high quality guidance on a range of different topics, with welding just being one of them. Trust us when we say that we put our articles through rigorous quality assurance before they are uploaded, and the same goes for the manufacturers whose tools we have listed on here. We do a great deal of research on anything before we make it publicly available, and we also often go back and ensure that previously published articles still have the same quality and relevance as when they were initially published.