The Advantage of Weldcraft TIG Torches
You can find a huge selection of Weldcraft TIG torches and
accessories at Baker’s Gas and Welding, and if you spend at least $100 for a
limited time, you can also get free shipping on your Weldcraft TIG torch order.
Most TIG welders come with torches and pedals, but oftentimes a standard TIG
welding torch won’t provide the same level of comfort, accuracy, and control
while you’re working on a welding project as a higher quality TIG torch from
Weldcraft. By upgrading your welding torch you’ll be able to take your welding
projects to the next level or give yourself a significant advantage over the
other welders in your shop.
TIG Torches with Finger Controls
TIG welding requires carefully controlling the amount of heat you use on your
metal work piece. Too much heat could burn through, distort, or wreck the metal
you’re welding. Too little heat won’t get enough material into the weld joint.
This requires carefully controlling the heat input with your TIG welder, and
finger controls on your TIG welding torch will make that much easier to do while
you’re on the job.
Some sort of finger control is typical for TIG welding torches, but each
model will have different variations that may give you an advantage or greater
control over your welding process. In addition, some welders prefer foot pedals
over finger controls. We’ll discuss foot pedals below.
Air-Cooled TIG Torches
Air cooled TIG torches are the standard torch option that comes with most TIG
welding machines. They are generally adequate for welding for shorter periods of
time at lower temperatures. While a good pair of TIG welding gloves will help
keep your hands cool and safe while welding with an air-cooled TIG torch, you
won’t be able weld quite as long as since air can only do so much to cool off
Water-Cooled TIG Torches
When you need to weld for a longer period of time or at a higher amperage, a
water-cooled torch will be a much better option than an air-cooled torch.
Water-cooled torches will not get as hot and will make for a far more
comfortable welding experience. They’ll be more expensive than an air-cooled
torch, but you’ll get more time on task. The trade off in productivity could
make a torch upgrade well worth the extra expense.
Keep in mind that many welders do just fine with an air-cooled torch.
However, comfort and longer welding times can make a big difference when you’re
working on a TIG welding project for longer periods of time.
Foot Pedals for TIG Torches
If you want to keep your hands free while welding so that you can control
your heat input, a food pedal is an excellent investment. While it will take a
little time to figure out how to manipulate the amperage with your foot while
focusing on your weld puddle, a foot pedal is an excellent way to go.
Many welders also come with a foot pedal, but sometimes they don’t provide
the same level of control that a welder needs. The most common complaint is that
foot pedals are a little too “inaccurate.” In other words, a little pressure
could send the pedal down too fast, resulting in a sudden burst of heat in your
weld puddle that could potentially ruin your metal work piece. Others can stick,
causing some obvious problems to your weld puddle! Buying a specially designed
TIG welding foot pedal by Weldcraft will ensure that you get a top of the line
pedal that can easily manipulate the weld puddle while you work.
TIG Welding Accessories
You can also take your TIG welding to the next level by picking up
Weldcraft’s high quality TIG welding accessories such as a TIG cup, which will
make overhead welding significantly easier. TIG cups make it possible to “walk
the cup” along the weld joint and to make a clean, controlled weld.