NEW! Zapp Plus: The Budget Permanent Jewelry Welder
The Zapp Plus Permanent Jewelry Welder is an entry-level welder with more power and an advanced stylus. The Zapp Plus has an extended energy range, advanced stylus with available extension, 3-year warranty, and is proudly made in the USA.
- 1-30 J Energy Range in Single-Joule Increments
- Advanced Stylus
- Removable Stylus Cord—Ready for Stylus Extension for Anklets
- Choose from 4 Optics Options: 5x Arm Microscope, 5x PJ Scope, Upgraded Clear ADL, Basic ADL—in stock and ready to ship today!
- Made in the USA
- US-based Customer Service
- Easiest Permanent Jewelry Welder to Learn and Use!
- Uses Premium Orion® Tungsten Electrodes
- 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Starting at $1,299 USD, the Zapp Plus permanent jewelry welder provides a low-cost solution to start your permanent jewelry business!
An Extended Feature Set
1-30 Joule Energy Range. The Zapp Plus provides an extended energy range of 1-30 Joules in single Joule increments. Close any jump ring or chain! Make simple jewelry repairs! Create your own jewelry!
Advanced Stylus. The Zapp Plus is paired with the same advanced stylus you see on Orion permanent jewelry welders. Better welding results!
Stylus Extension. The Zapp Plus stylus cord can be extended up to nine feet using the Sunstone stylus extension cord. Perfect for anklets!
Longer Stylus Length. The Zapp Plus comes standard with a 44.25" tip-to-tip stylus cord—the longest among any other welder!
Argon Ready. The Zapp Plus is argon-ready connecting to any argon source, such as the Argon Mini. Enjoy cleaner, stronger welding results! Boost customer satisfaction!
Premium Electrodes. The Zapp Plus uses premium Orion tungsten electrodes, known for delivering consistent welding results.
Built by Experts. Sunstone's in-house engineering team has decades of cumulative micro welding experience, the micro welder experts. Choose dependability and expertise!
A Beginner's Welder
As a starter welder, the Zapp Plus helps you gain a toehold in permanent jewelry and build your business. When the time is right you’ll want to trade your Zapp Plus for an Orion permanent jewelry welder, such as the Orion PJ, that offers more power, more energy control, more precision, more safety features, and more customization—a professional welder used by more PJ artists than any other welder.
The Low-Cost, Advanced PJ Welder
Built on the success and dependability of the Zapp, the Zapp Plus provides double the power and an advanced stylus. Made in the USA and designed by an engineering team with many years of micro welding expertise, you can count on the Zapp to provide years of safe, reliable service.
With the Zapp Plus, you'll never unintentionally shock you or your customers with an unsafe welder or one not intended to be used for permanent jewelry. You'll never have to modify a stylus to avoid an unwanted electrical buzz or jolt. The Zapp Plus is a true PJ welder backed by Sunstone's 15 years of micro welding experience—the micro welder experts.
Sunstone Exclusive! Choose Your Preferred Optics
With a Sunstone permanent jewelry welder you can connect four different optical options to the Zapp Plus:
Standard ADL. The ADL lights up your workspace as well as protects your eyes. The ADL (auto darkening lens) will darken whenever the Zapp Plus welds.
Upgraded ADL. If you want a larger view of the workspace, try the Upgraded ADL—all the features of the Standard ADL but with more viewing space.
PJ Scope™. With 5X optics the PJ Scope lets you see every detail of the chain or jump ring you wish to close while protecting your eyes. The PJ Scope is light, mobile, and perfect for pop-up's and other emote events.
Orion Arm Microscope. All of the features of the PJ Scope but intended for brick-and-mortar locations. Provides more positional flexibility.
Kindly Note: We are working quickly to keep up with demand, but right now the Upgraded Auto-Darkening Lens optic option for our Zapp and Orion pulse arc welders is backordered. Place your order today to be first in line for shipping when inventory becomes available. Our apologies for the delay!
Get the "Famous" PJ Kit with Optics
When purchase the Zapp Plus with optics, we'll also include the famous PJ Kit to help jumpstart your business. What's in the kit?
Two Shade 5 Welding Glasses
Safety Leather Patch
Grounded Precision Plier
Ungrounded Precision Plier
10’ of Stainless Steel Practice Chain
Door Cling Graphic
6” Metal Ruler
Small Tape Measure
- PLUS: Deluxe Argon Gas Regulator
What's in the Box
Zapp Plus Permanent Jewelry Welder for Beginners
(3) 1 mm Premium Electrodes
7' Argon Tubing
Orion Welding Stylus with Detachable Cord
Shaded Safety Glasses
Precision Ground Clip
Standard Alligator Clip
Metal Welding Practice Card
Your Choice of Optics with the "Famous" PJ Kit
Comprehensive Operator's Manual
Zapp™ Permanent Jewelry Welder™ vs Zapp Plus™ Permanent Jewelry Welder™
The differences between the Zapp and Zapp Plus are:
Energy Range. The Zapp Plus has an energy range of 1-30 Joules. The Zapp has an energy range of 3-10 Joules. Both models are suitable for permanent jewelry.
Stylus. The Zapp Plus uses an advanced stylus that provides a better welding experience. The Zapp uses a budget stylus that provides satisfactory welding results.
Stylus Extension. The Zapp Plus will accept a stylus extension cord that provides up to nine feet in cord length, which is great for anklets. The Zapp does not have this option.
Zapp Plus™ vs Orion PJ™ and Orion mPulse™
Orion is professional line of permanent jewelry welders manufactured by Sunstone. The Zapp Plus was designed as a beginner's welder with a price that makes starting your own permanent jewelry business easier. As your business grows you'll need more energy control, more power, and safety features, all of which you'll find in the Orion line of permanent jewelry welders.
Zapp Plus™ Permanent Jewelry Welder™ Advantages Over the Competition
- Removable Stylus for Maximum Extension, Portability
- Advanced Stylus
- Energy Dial for Faster Energy Selection
- Choice of Optics
- Made in the USA
- Expert Design and Manufacturing
- Keeps Welding After Tens of Thousands of Welds and More!
- 5-Star Customer Service
This product is also available online with Circle Plan!
US Built and Supported
The Zapp Plus is manufactured in the USA and help is just a phone call away! In minutes you'll be speaking with a US-based, native-English speaking and experienced customer service representative ready to solve your permanent jewelry welding challenges. Call or text +1 801-658-0015. Our customers love our products but they rave about our service!
DO YOU NEED TRAINING?
Sunstone's training team is ready to help you master the Zapp Plus
Visit our Training Page to learn more.
Start Your Own Permanent Jewelry Business
The popularity and demand for permanent jewelry creates a wonderful business opportunity. You don't have to be a jeweler to be a permanent jewelry artist. With the Orion mPulse and practice you can quickly learn to close even the smallest fine chain bracelet or anklet. All you need are the right tools.
Let's take a quick look at the numbers:
Most permanent jewelry artists are investing about USD $4,000 for all the tools and supplies they need to get started. You may invest a bit more, or bit less depending upon the type of chain you sell. To breakeven, sell 100 anklets or bracelets at USD $40.
How quickly can you sell 100 bracelets or anklets?
At fairs or home parties, some permanent jewelry artists are selling 10 chains in two to three hours. Given that rate, you'll break even after only 10 events! Of course, these numbers will change due to a number of different possibilities; but it does give you an idea of how quickly you can recoup your investment.
How do you sell permanent jewelry?
Fair, farmers markets, and home parties seem to have the biggest return. Or add permanent jewelry to your existing jewelry studio, beauty shop, boutique, tattoo or piercing studio.
Permanent Jewelry in 6 Easy Steps
ONE: Measure Out the Chain
After your customer has chosen their preferred chain, wrap the chain around the wrist or ankle and determine a fit that is not too tight nor too loose. Mark the link on the chain you will cut.
TWO: Cut the Chain
Using the cutting pliers that come with the Sunstone Permanent Jewelry Kit, cut one side of the link in half. Do NOT cut the whole link in half. Make sure the cut link does not fall off the chain.
THREE: Prep the Link for Welding
Using the two chain pliers that come with your kit, bend the two ends of the cut link away from each other to create a gap wide enough to slide the uncut link (on the opposite side of the chain) through the cut link. Then bend the ends of the cut link back together. This step is much easier if you purchase the Orion mPulse with 5x microscopic optics.
FOUR: Keep Your Customers Safe
Place your customer's wrist or ankle under the automatic darkening lens, with the lens facing the customer. Instruct others in the room not to look directly at the chain when welding. Place the protective leather patch between the chain and your customer's skin to prevent a burn, which is unlikely but possible. Make sure your customer records the next step and posts to social media.
FIVE: Weld the Link Closed
On the Orion mPulse, select the power you'll need to weld the link closed. If you're unsure, start with a low amount of power, like 3 joules. Using the chain pliers that come with your kit, apply pressure to both ends of the cut link to bring them together. While maintaining pressure on both ends with the pliers, touch the joint to the electrode. The Orion mPulse will create a weld. Check the weld for position and strength.
SIX: Polish the Chain
Take the fiberglass brush that comes with your kit and polish the weld. Some types of metal will leave more soot than others.
Return Goods Policy
Seller’s products may be returned to Seller for credit within thirty (30) days of the shipment subject to the following conditions.
Sunstone offers a 30-day return policy on all products. Before sending a product back please contact Sunstone to receive an RMA number. The RMA number should appear clearly on the outside of the package. Customers are refunded via check. Please note that a 10% restocking fee will apply to all returns. A 30% restocking fee will apply to all 3rd party products (laser welders, laser engravers, PW - AC Welders, and AVIO products). Additionally, all 3rd party products must be insured when sent back to Sunstone at the buyer’s expense. In some cases, a merchant fee may apply. Equipment damaged by improper use or insufficient shipping precautions will be charged additional fees.
*DADO Laser Welder – No cash refunds available for the dado laser welder. However, The Dado Laser Welder may be returned within 30 days for credit towards another Orion or Sunstone product.
*Argon tanks have a $35 restocking fee, the tank must be emptied and left open with the protective cap put in place. All hazardous material and compressed gas stickers need to be removed from the packaging as the empty cylinder is not hazardous and doesn't contain compressed gas.
*Refunds will not be issued for services that have already been rendered such as shipping, calibration, or trainings.