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    Hi there.

    Quick question:

    I have an air cooled tig torch and if I use it quite a bit it gets really hot by the 'T' section of the handle.

    I know this is nomal and is caused by the high resistance of the tungsten. When this occurs I just let it cool down for a while.

    If I hold the torch closer to the cable it is not as hot and I can weld longer. My question is: How hot can the torch handle get before I wreck the torch?

    Perhaps I should be looking into a water cooled system as it is no fun waiting for the handle to cool down.

  • #2
    water cooled is definately the way to go
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    • #3
      I have used the Dynasty 300dx tigrunner, it uses a coolmate3 and a wellcraft watercooled torch and it awesome. You'll love it,



      • #4
        watter cooled great, but

        it seems we skiped his ???? how hot befor destroyed

        i think that HAWK once said that it will make you let go befor you can hurt it
        keep in mind that i'm shoure that he ment with TIG gloves on, i would think if you through on your heavy stick gloves you could cook that bad boy up but not shoure i would want to try that.

        also it would depend on the duty cycle of the torch if you have a 120A torch on a 200A tig you might consider going to a higher Amp torch as it would be less $$$ than converting everything over to a cooler setup.

        by all means if you have the extra $$$$$ go for the cooler setup and dont look back.if you are using somthing portable like a max., or dyn. you should keep the air cooled torch for thouse quick out of shop job's

        good luck
        thanks for the help
        hope i helped
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