Most TIG welders come with an air-cooled torch, which can work great for plenty of projects when you’re welding with 50 to 100 amps. However, water-cooled torches offer welders some options that may cause them to consider investing in a torch upgrade that could increase their productivity, the quality of their work, and their time on task. Water cooled torches are an excellent option for welders, especially for those who are welding for longer periods of time and at higher temperatures.
Here are some advantages that come from investing in a top quality air-cooled TIG torch or water-cooled TIG torch
TIG Welding at Higher Amperages
TIG Welding Torches with Gas Control
Certain TIG welding torches are a “V” model that provides a gas control valve that adds the convenience of being able to adjust the flow of shielding gas right on the torch. When all you have is one hand free while TIG welding, a simple feature like that will come in handy and will be well worth the investment.
Flex Neck TIG Torches That Lock
A flex neck TIG torch can help you weld out of position and in awkward locations with greater ease since the head of the torch can be bent to whatever angle is most convenient for your project. The key to using a flex neck torch is that you need one that locks into place. This let’s you prop and weld without the cup wiggling all over while you weld.
You can sometimes spot a flex neck torch online because it’s designated with the letter “F” in the specifications. Some welders note that flex head torches aren’t quite as durable as a regular torch since you’re moving them around more while you work and placing more tension on them. Therefore a flex head torch may be a good addition to your welding supplies in addition to a regular torch for your more straightforward welding projects.
TIG welding effectively depends largely on having the best torch for your job. While air-cooled torches can get some projects done, water-cooled torches give
you a greater degree of flexibility and safety while you work. For especially tight jobs, a flex neck TIG torch will help you weld in difficult spots at the right angle and will pay off when you need to get a tough job done on schedule.