When Flexibility is Key


I spoke with Carlos, a long time customer today. We’ve done business for so long that we just updated his address for the third time!

Carlos, a professional Certified Welder specializing in Steel Piping projects, takes his torches and accessories with him to most jobs. He called Arc-Zone.com to get a TIG torch for an upcoming project.

Weldcraft® WP-26FV Flexible TIG Torch with built-in gas valve
He was interested in a 200 amp capacity Flexible head TIG torch with a built-in gas control valve, specifically the Weldcraft® WP-26FV-25-R. The WP-26 is a rugged torch, and is fairly common out in the field. However, when you’re on a jobsite there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

You need a tough torch, with a flexible head, to get to those hard-to-reach spots. I suggested that he get the interchangeable (200CE) coil as an option, with a (1726P, 180 pencil head). That way he could carry the different heads in his pocket and swap them out as needed.

Carlos said, “Man you are right on. I’m 6’4″ 200 pounds and the last thing I want to do is get out of position, get up and walk back to the machine to change torches for a restricted space joint.”

I also recommended he order a spare (1726, 70 degree head) in case his (WP-26F) breaks, which they do over time. You don’t want to be out on a jobsite without a spare.

I also got Carlos dialed in with the one piece cable because it’s easier to hook up and extend with a Quick Connect Extension Kit (TTC-200)TTC-200 Quick Connect TIG Cable Extension Kit

At Arc-Zone.com we don’t just list a bunch of parts and sell them, we take the time to understand the products and which customers they are best suited for.

If you have a question about which Weldcraft® TIG Torch is right for you, give us a call.


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