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  • Arc through glove when tig welding

    So I am trying to figure out why I got a small arc burn on the tip of my index finger where I was holding the filler rod. I was making a small weld on mild steel with it on DCEN and started feeling a shock on my torch hand where it was touching the welding table. My gloves were dry and I had just started welding for the day. I put a leather vest under that hand and continued, immediately I felt it shock and burn the tip of my index finger where I was holding the filler rod. I'm assuming it may be due to a ground issue. If anyone has any other ideas please chime in!

  • #2
    What model gloves? What welding machine?

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    • #3
      Was the work clamp on the work, or on the table? If it was on the table, how close was it to the work, and was the work secured to the table at all? You were clearly in the circuit somehow.

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      • #4
        I had the clamp directly on the work.
        Have used the same gloves many times without a problem.

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        • #5
          Don't recall the brand of the gloves but they are TIG gloves. It is a Syncrowave 250

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          • #6
            Was the filler touching anything other than the work and your glove?

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            • #7
              No the filler rod was only touching the work.

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