collets

  1. leadpig Member

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    is there a alternative method to collets for holding the tungsten, sure i read somewhere there was but no idea where lol
    tia
     
  2. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    I have seen somewhere, They now sell collets with a wedge shaped end instead of the much thinner slots, Got very good reviews as I recall.
     
  3. Tiggy_dorset

    Tiggy_dorset It looks just like a bought one!

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    They are pretty good. They don't distort and die like the standard ones, and last forever. The only thing I found with them is that I have to push the tungsten in a tad, to crack it free before I can extract it. I recommend them anyway.
     
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  4. leadpig Member

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    what they called or where do you get them from bud
     
  5. Tiggy_dorset

    Tiggy_dorset It looks just like a bought one!

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    Boss at work got them for us. Do a search for Wedge Collets, thats what they are called.
     
  6. Wayne. Member

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    Rapid welding has them ii stock
     
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  7. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Metal mangler

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    Wedge collets, I have them, spot on!
     
  8. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

    Used to suffer a lot with the collets distorting and losing their shape as I do mainly Alu, so highish currents. Got a water cooled torch and now I have no problem at all, fair enough I have only had it a month or two but the collets are as good as the day they were first used and I would have gone through at least 1 or 2 in the air cooled torch by now.
     
  9. Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    CK Wedge Collets are the dogs danglies. As said, push in a tad then the tungsten releases easily.
     
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  10. Richard.

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    The wedge collet is a ck only design and they are a fabulous thing. Couple them up to a water cooled torch and they hardly fall into a consumable category. The only downside to them is you can't use a 2.4 lens with a 1.6 collet. I use to to just buy 2.4 lenses and use them for all my welding and just change the collet where as I can't do this with the wedge type. Nevertheless I prefer the wedge type now as I can't remember the last time I chucked one out.
     
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  11. norlander

    norlander Member

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    +1:thumbup:
     
  12. Jim Davey

    Jim Davey RH Davey Welding Supplies

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    R H Davey Welding Supplies do them, so do Welding Supplies Direct, and we undertake to beat Rapids prices wherever we are able.
     
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  13. Richard.

    Richard. Member

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    I can vouch for that.
    We ain't talking a small undercut either from my previous encounters.
     
  14. Jim Davey

    Jim Davey RH Davey Welding Supplies

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    Cheers Rich, you pedal is together by the way, and I've got a local customer with a Thermal Arc he'll let me test it on before it ships this time.
     
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  15. Richard.

    Richard. Member

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    24kt gold you are mr Davey
     
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  16. Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Pedal for the tweco?
     
  17. Richard.

    Richard. Member

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    Dunno what you mean Brad.
    I never said that :scared:
     
  18. Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    haha good machines the lorch's aernt they :P
     
  19. Richard.

    Richard. Member

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    Dunno, mines a tweco :laughing::laughing: it says it on the side and everything :clapping:
     
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