The Importance of a Good Ground or Work Lead Connection
Do you want snappy arc starts and all the power your welding machine was designed to deliver? Then you need a good ground!
It’s proven that a good work lead (ground) connection is vital to consistent high-quality welds. Inspecting your Ground or “Work Cable” should be part of your regular maintenance programs, like flushing your TIG torch coolant lines & replacing the coolant in your water cooler storage tank once a year. . . (more on this later).
If your ground clamp runs warm, or shows signs of discoloration inspect the cable & connections for wear. If you see copper wires starting to fray at the connections, repair or replace them. This basic maintenance will insure consistent arc starting & long, trouble free welding performance.
Steel clamps suck! (power out of your machine)
Choose high-quality copper clamps & cables! I strongly suggest using the UltraFlex cable from Direct Wire. It’s made in the U.S.A. with a super high-quality rope-lay copper cable, with a extra flexible overjacket. Regardless of what style clamp you choose, be sure it’s made of copper & the cable material is free from fraying or cuts in the insulation jacket. Also, check the connections often.
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