Why would you want to use a Wedge Collet?
The purpose of the collet is to hold the electrode firmly in place – day in and day out. The solid design of the Wedge Collet makes it more durable than the slotted, traditional version. In addition, the wedge collet fits all the standard TIG torch brands. So, if you use a Miller®/ Weldcraft, Esab®, Lincoln®, Linde®, Tweco®, Weldtec, or other Weldcraft-style torch, you can enjoy the benefits of a wedge collet:
- Lasts 10 times longer than standard split collets
- Improves arc starts and arc stability
- Requires less pressure from the backcap which improves thread life on torch head
- Tungsten is in direct contact with collet body creating less resistance
- Runs cooler minimizing the down time of replacing collets
- Eliminates twisting and deformation of collet
You can purchase the wedge collet separately for your TIG torch or you can get it as an essential part of your Kits at Arc-Zone.com.
One of our favorite products from CK Worldwide is the Gas Saver Kit, which provides a large inert atmosphere with consistent gas flow over your weld zone. It’s great for welding reactive metals like titanium, molybdenum, nickel-based and aluminum based alloys, as well as non-reactive metals like stainless steel.
If you rig up your TIG torch with the Standard Gas Saver™ kit, with its ½” Pyrex® glass nozzle you can save up to 40% of shield gas consumption. You’ll also experience better gas flow patterns and you can allow your electrode to extend up to six (6) times your electrode diameter. Gas Saver™ kits are easy to install and add very little extra to your torch—you’ll still experience the comfort and control you’re accustomed to.
The Large Diameter Gas Saver™ nozzle has a 1-1/8” (28.5mm) orifice and is used to provide the ultimate shield gas coverage for your weld.
With either the Large or Standard Gas Saver kit you’ll see better than ever: the weld puddle and tungsten electrode, inside corners, inside pipe and around tubing. Gas Saver™ kits are available in tungsten electrode sizes from .040″ (1.0mm) to 1/8″ (3.2mm).
The CK Gas Saver Kit includes the cup, along with the collet body, the wedge collet, and the heat shield for the CK Series 2 TIG torches (9/20 . For the Series 3 (17/18/26) torches the kit includes a collet adapter to properly fit the gas saver onto your TIG torch.