Thermal Arc 181i TIG Torch advice

  1. Rabs Member

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    Bristol, England
    I Have a thermal arc 181i and now looking to purchase a TIG torch to use with it. It's a lift start TIG. I believe you also have to connect the gas directly to the gas bottle rather than machine. Hat type of torch is required? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gt6s Member

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    Newtownards Co Down Northern Ireland
    You need a valved torch suitable for the current you will be welding at, not necessarily the machines max output. I have a SR26 Flex head which came with my TIG and is rated for the machines max, 200 amps but torch rated at 250. But I use the lower rated WP17 Flex head as it is significantly lighter it is rated at about 110 amps.

    Laurence
     
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