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Re: Which tig torch?

Postby S4m » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:04 pm

cj737 wrote:Regardless of the cable type, a flex head TIG torch is the best invention since internal combustion engines 8-)


Agreed! So much more control and not having to wrestle with the torch and cable makes life so much easier
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Re: Which tig torch?

Postby Poland308 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:33 pm

A 17 flex head is the go to work horse on my work rig. Pipe and patches it's a good balance between amp capacity and light weight/use ability. Plus there cheap! Burn one up and you get a new one for $20.
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Re: Which tig torch?

Postby electrode » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:20 am

Does anybody have a Swivel Head tig torch and if so, if that as good as a Flex Head?? Just curious.
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Re: Which tig torch?

Postby Oscar » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:09 am

Poland308 wrote:A 17 flex head is the go to work horse on my work rig. Pipe and patches it's a good balance between amp capacity and light weight/use ability. Plus there cheap! Burn one up and you get a new one for $20.


It's usually not the torch that "burns up" (since they are usually made of brass/copper), but rather the cable that gets smoked from the inside out.

electrode wrote:Does anybody have a Swivel Head tig torch and if so, if that as good as a Flex Head?? Just curious.


I have both. Never reach for the flex anymore.
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Re: Which tig torch?

Postby electrode » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:40 am

Oscar wrote:
electrode wrote:Does anybody have a Swivel Head tig torch and if so, if that as good as a Flex Head?? Just curious.


I have both. Never reach for the flex anymore.


Thanks for the comment. I may have to get a swivel head torch for my birthday or some excuse. :D
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Re: Which tig torch?

Postby Oscar » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:21 pm

Swivel head + TIG Button = the ULTIMATE TIG torch setup. IMO. Until they invent one that reads your mind and changes your thoughts to a machine's input signal, I feel this kicks a lot of A#*.

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Re: Which tig torch?

Postby electrode » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:29 pm

Oscar wrote:Swivel head + TIG Button = the ULTIMATE TIG torch setup. IMO. Until they invent one that reads your mind and changes your thoughts to a machine's input signal, I feel this kicks a lot of A#*.

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Looks like a winner. I was following the thread on the TIG Button too. Too bad I am in the middle of spending a whole bunch of money right now on major stuff like concrete and shade. I may have to sell something so I can buy these things. :lol: What brand is that swivel head torch?
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Re: Which tig torch?

Postby Oscar » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:19 pm

That's a Tec Torch. They go under their WeldTec line, this would be the i-head Roto-head torch. Similar to the CK Flex-loc.
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Re: Which tig torch?

Postby electrode » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:38 pm

Oscar wrote:That's a Tec Torch. They go under their WeldTec line, this would be the i-head Roto-head torch. Similar to the CK Flex-loc.


Ok, thanks for the info. I think WP makes one too. So I have options. 8-)
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Re: Which tig torch?

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:03 pm

I LOVE the CK Flexloc. I'll never have another flex-head.

I've not tried other brands of this style, but I'm supposed to be getting another brand to try. The prototype has been back for several revisions, so I haven't seen it yet, but after the time involved, it should really be something.

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