Thermal Arc 181i TIG Torch advice

  1. Rabs Member

    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

    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.

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