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  • Tig torch problem

    I have a CK Tig torch that has the adjustable head.
    The problem...... It is almost impossible to tighten the tungsten down.
    I screw the cap on as tight as I can but often I can still push the tungsten in with my finger.
    I have tried a new gas lens, and a new collet, but it still is loose and takes great effort to get it tight. It is like the tungsten is undersized.
    The problem just recently occurred and I cannot figure what to do.
    Thanks for all opinions.
    Perry
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  • #2
    Mine did that just the other day and a little plastic part on the end cap was cracked. On mine, the trouble was the small plastic ring that samiches the O-ring with the plastic body of the end cap. Cracked right in half that little sucker was. Ended up putting on a new end cap and the world was great again. Also might just be the end cap itself doesn't fit well, since you tried different collets and collet bodies, try a different end cap.

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    • #3
      Without pics of all the pieces, we would all be guessing.
      Heck the other day I was having the same thing and I had the collet backwards.....how stupid is that ??!!

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      • #4
        Yup, something is backwards, broken, worn, or the wrong size.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by piniongear View Post
          I have a CK Tig torch that has the adjustable head.
          The problem...... It is almost impossible to tighten the tungsten down.
          I screw the cap on as tight as I can but often I can still push the tungsten in with my finger.
          I have tried a new gas lens, and a new collet, but it still is loose and takes great effort to get it tight. It is like the tungsten is undersized.
          The problem just recently occurred and I cannot figure what to do.
          Thanks for all opinions.
          Perry
          Find your torch model & gas lense in the CK book...........

          then compare parts diagrams....

          As said .... probably a part missing or out of order

          http://www.ckworldwide.com/Catalog_E.pdf

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          • #6
            Try a new collet. I have had that happen at work...Bob
            Bob Wright

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
              Mine did that just the other day and a little plastic part on the end cap was cracked. On mine, the trouble was the small plastic ring that samiches the O-ring with the plastic body of the end cap. Cracked right in half that little sucker was. Ended up putting on a new end cap and the world was great again. Also might just be the end cap itself doesn't fit well, since you tried different collets and collet bodies, try a different end cap.
              Thanks Ryan (and all of you guys) for the comments.
              Ryan was correct...... I had a cracked cap which failed to tighten down on the collet.
              Dynasty 200 DX_set up on 3 phase
              Coolmate 3
              MM 251 w/ Spoolmatic 30A
              HTP 625 Micro Cut Plasma Cutter
              Victor O/A Rig
              Bridgeport Mill_3 phase (w/ Acu-Rite 4 axis DRO)
              10 inch South Bend Lathe_3 phase
              Baldor Double Cup Tool Grinder_3 phase
              Baldor 10 inch Buffer
              Rockwell 12 inch Disc Sander
              Cyclone 2ft X 3ft Bead Blast Cabinet
              Quincy 325 2stg- Air Compressor_3 phase
              Graymills Built-in Parts Washer
              Rockwell/Delta Planer, HD Shaper, Uni-Saw etc.

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              • #8
                Glad you got it figured out & fixed..................
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                Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                My Blue Stuff:
                Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                Dynasty 200DX
                Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                Millermatic 200

                TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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