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    Need water cooled TIG torch recommendations

    I'm looking into a water cooler for my Miller Syncrowave 180SD (looking at the Coolmate 3). Anyone have a recommendation on a watercooled TIG torch for this?
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    Re: Need water cooled TIG torch recommendations

    Is there a specific reason you need water cooled? I ask because at 180a max generally speaking you will not need it below 200a-225a.
    Either way I have heard good things about the Weldcraft Crafter series torches. I will be getting an air cooled 180a or 200a torch for my Syncrowave 300 for the usual work I do.

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    Re: Need water cooled TIG torch recommendations

    Maybe I just need better gloves... It seems to get super hot when I'm working for a long time at it.
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    Re: Need water cooled TIG torch recommendations

    I like the Diamondback torches from Miller. Size 20 would be right up your alley.

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    Re: Need water cooled TIG torch recommendations

    I have a Weldcraft Crafter torch on my lincoln 185. i love it. my stock torch also would get very hot. now i can hit the duty cycle before it gets warm.

    Shane

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    Re: Need water cooled TIG torch recommendations

    Cebby -

    Did you ever get a wawa-cooled torch?

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    Re: Need water cooled TIG torch recommendations

    Nope - it's still on my wishlist. I haven't been able to get any time to do any fabbing lately fortunately (rather unfortunately), so no hot hands :laugh:
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    Re: Need water cooled TIG torch recommendations

    Just got a replacement torch from MASTERWELD and it works good so far. I don't do much welding though.

    Working on doing aluminum welding now...

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    Re: Need water cooled TIG torch recommendations

    Cebby -

    When you take the plunge, look into the flex head torches. They are coming down in price.

    When I was at the Fabtech show in Chicago a few months back, I came about .0625" away from buying a 300 amp, fluid cooled flex head torch on closing day. The regular price was around $400 but the sexy, bulging breated, scantily dressed little sales girl was willing to let the display model go for $175. (Sorry, no pics) I probably could have talked her down with a flash of cash. (get your mind out of the sewer) I kick myself for not getting her - I mean it - it was the Ferrari of flex-heads.

    The rational behind not getting it (talking about the torch here) is because I would have had to start from scratch on my consumables inventory. I have probably around $200 in spare parts for my current torch.

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