TIG Torches & Accessories
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TIG Torch Basics:
TIG torch models range from 50 Amp micro torches to 900 Amp automation torches. For manual TIG welding you want a compact torch that is light in your hand and easy to maneuver. The most common models are the 9, (2 series) 125 Amp & 17 (3 series) 150 Amp air-cooled and the best selling 20 (2 series) 250 Amp water-cooled.
Think of a TIG torch as a hand tool -- each torch model was designed for a specific welding job. Based on your budget, Arc-Zone suggests having two torches, one for everyday jobs and a specialty torch for hard to reach jobs etc. If you use a flex torch, you should have a spare torch body on hand as they often crack and break when you need them most!
Air & Water-Cooled TIG Torches:
Note: You can run TIG torches above the rated amperage, but over time that can damage the torch body insulation material and lead to arc out.
- Air or Gas-cooled torches get hot and require time to cool down between welds, they are bulky when compared to water-cooled torches and are limited to 200 amps. Air-cooled torches are great for jobsite, mobile and small shops. They are easy to install and maintain.
- Water-cooled torches are best for continuous production, and high amperage welding jobs. Water-cooled torches are compact, easy to handle and rated up to 500 amps. Water-cooled torches require a city water-supply or a recirculating water cooler.
Front End Parts:
Gas cups, collets & collet bodies are important front end consumables that let you customize your torch for the welding job and material type. TIG torch parts are packaged in quantities of 5 or 10. Arc-Zone helps you save time and money with our industry leading Pro TIG Accessory Kits™ each kit is built with the highest quality parts, packaged in a divided box with lid card that identifies each part for easy re-order! Arc-Zone Pro Kits - - discover what works best for the job, and reorder those parts, saving you time and money!
Welding Machine Power, Water & Gas Connectors:
Note: TIG torch packages do not include front end parts or a machine connector, and need to be ordered separately.
Arc-Zone stocks the worlds largest selection of machine connectors, power blocks, extension kits, hook-up kits, hoses & couplers for Import & domestic TIG welding machines. Don't know what connectors you need? Arc-Zone we has the technical expertise to get you hooked up right the first time!
Popular Torch Size Comparison:
9 / 20 (2 Series) & 17 / 18 / 26 (3 Series) Torch Comparison(pdf)