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  • In need of a small torch

    MUST BE AIR COOLED

    Anyone have pics ? Recommendations ? Seems like there are not a lot of good sites out there for this. I found this so far

    http://www.arc-zone.com/catalog/web_...id=3383261_247

  • #2
    Air cooled and small ain't happening. You need the power cable big enough to take the heat of the current - that means big torch body to accommodate the hose.

    My wp-20 is probably a third smaller than my wp-17 and the 20 is rated for another hundred amps.
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    • #3
      wow thats purity small, i don't think you will get much smaller than that . you could use that to fix a gold tooth. wouldn't want to open up for the work clamp though. how many amps do you need it in??
      you might try tig depo they have a 125amp pencil head torch.
      http://www.tigdepot.com/products/p10.html
      TIG-9P-12B 125 Pencil 1-pc Super Flex Cable $105.00
      thanks for the help
      ......or..........
      hope i helped
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      • #4
        Thanks, I saw this one was purchased from there

        http://hermsfab.com/DSCN0051.JPG

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        • #5
          Generally, a torch's rating is duty-cycle based. A 50-amp torch is good to go 100% of the time at 50 amps. My CK-9 is pretty small (thoguh not as small as the 50) and is a 150-amp rated torch. With the superflex cable, it's a pretty nice package.

          Hank
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          • #6
            Originally posted by hankj
            Generally, a torch's rating is duty-cycle based. A 50-amp torch is good to go 100% of the time at 50 amps. My CK-9 is pretty small (thoguh not as small as the 50) and is a 150-amp rated torch. With the superflex cable, it's a pretty nice package.

            Hank
            I can't exceed the duty cycle on my CK9 without burning my pinkies, I just today got the covers made for the CK9 & the CK20 so it's time to hookup the cooler and see how CL the CK20 runs.
            Regards, George

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            • #7
              I need one that can handle 125 amps

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              • #8
                Where are you welding that you need a small torch?
                Mike. R


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                • #9
                  How much Amperage do you need? Why can't you just get stubby collets and a short back cap for your existing torch?

                  Bruce

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                  • #10
                    I was thinking about the weldcraft WP9, switching from the #17. I just do sheet meta,l low amp stuff, and wanted a smaller torch with a flex-head as well. Is that a good choice?. It looks smaller then the 17... at least on paper.
                    David

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                    • #11
                      What's wrong with a WP-9? That's pretty much the standard in a small air-cooled torch.
                      - Heath

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                      • #12
                        Where's a good place to get the stubby collets? I tried to grind one down once. That did not work!!!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by halbritt
                          What's wrong with a WP-9? That's pretty much the standard in a small air-cooled torch.
                          Don't know, that's what I am considering, just wondering why no one mentioned it and thought I was making a bad choice.
                          David

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                          • #14
                            Yep 9's & 17'S are way different in size the good thing is they use the same powercable so you can just switch the heads back n forth and not have to buy two separate torches
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                            • #15
                              this might be a silly ?? as i may well be over looking some thing but why not just get a water cooled 160A mini torch and use it for every thing???
                              http://www.arc-zone.com/catalog/web_...id=3383261_247

                              other than not being able to use the gas saver setups is there any disadvantages to a smaller torch ????

                              i understand you don't have a cooler yet but was wondering for those that do or intend to get one.
                              thanks for the help
                              ......or..........
                              hope i helped
                              sigpic
                              feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
                              summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                              JAMES

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