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Re: Help a Genius Assemble his AlphaTIG Torch

Postby PeteM » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:44 am

Step 2: Insert collet through rear of torch (hehehe)


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Re: Help a Genius Assemble his AlphaTIG Torch

Postby PeteM » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:47 am

Step 3: Push tungsten through collet

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Re: Help a Genius Assemble his AlphaTIG Torch

Postby PeteM » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:51 am

Step 4: Cup of your choice on the front, adjust stick out a little, place back cap on the back. Snug down back cap to tighten up the tungsten so it doesn't get crazy on you.


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Re: Help a Genius Assemble his AlphaTIG Torch

Postby PeteM » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:01 pm

I'd add step 5 and say Weld: and add a picture of some weld prn, but honestly mine just ain't that good.
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Re: Help a Genius Assemble his AlphaTIG Torch

Postby Chips O'Toole » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:15 am

PeteM wrote:Does the collet for the 1/8 tungsten fit into the collet body?


The 1/8" collet fits the collet body just fine. That's why I thought it was weird that the tungsten would not go through the collet body.
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Re: Help a Genius Assemble his AlphaTIG Torch

Postby weldin mike 27 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:54 am

Its the hole in the end that is the different size,
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Re: Help a Genius Assemble his AlphaTIG Torch

Postby PeteM » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:14 am

Chips O'Toole wrote:
PeteM wrote:Does the collet for the 1/8 tungsten fit into the collet body?


The 1/8" collet fits the collet body just fine. That's why I thought it was weird that the tungsten would not go through the collet body.


When they're brand new, before everything gets hot and cold a few times, they can be a little snug. I don't know if anybody does it any differently, but I find it helps to do them in that order so that you can give the tungsten a good shove when it needs it.

Hope that helped, and happy tiggin'.
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Re: Help a Genius Assemble his AlphaTIG Torch

Postby CanMoulder » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:18 pm

each size tungsten has a specific collet body size
so if you change the tungsten size you have to change the collet and the body
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also the paint on the end of the tungsten can be to large if trying to slide in from the open end

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