Torch trigger

  1. say Member

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    Hi all
    Seeking your vast knowledge, I have purchased a cebora 130 and it's a lovely machine for what I need for now. The only thing I dont like is the trigger on the torch, any ideas as to what I can change it for, don't want to go down the euro route. The torches are more money than I paid for the welder, so just after ideas

    Thanks all

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  2. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Those triggers are horrid, bendy, flimsy things.
    Shame really as other than that they're a decent little machine.
    I don't see why you couldn't retro fit a different torch on it but it's all down to how much you want to spend on it.
     
  3. say Member

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    It's very flimsy and even buying just the tigger is about £8
    Not really robust like migs I've used in the past. It has a small pin holding it to the torch, I can live with it but any ideas welcome
     
  4. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Yes it is so it limits you to a "hobby" type torch.
     
  5. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    you could always buy a gas solenoid then choose the torch you want
     
  6. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    Can any other torch be fitted to this type of machine, never fitted one before
     
  8. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    its only down to connecting gas lines and wire liner
     
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    Yes mike that's it and weld quip says out of stock
     
  10. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    Well I would (if I broke it) make one up out of a chunk of nylon or ally (not sure if there is a risk of shorting any thing inside by using ally) That way you could make the finger part of it a better/more comfortable shape and could have the inside solid and it's probable hollow ?
     
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    Good idea mike that would stop it flopping about and more sturdy
     
  12. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    The problem with diverging from the original design is whether there is enough leverage on the trigger if you reduce the length, which is what I think your dislike is?
    This one in pic is I think a Clarke one but if you look the pivot point is still quite a way from the point where you finger would press. I think this is needed as you are operating a gas valve (with strong spring?) and might struggle with out enough leverage


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  13. say Member

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    Yes see what you mean, I would prefer that torch, the cebora has a completely different trigger. Why they did this trigger on a mig that was supposed to be a half decent welder, very poor idea
     
  14. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    Think they fixed some. Stuck a Snap-on sticker on the welder :whistle:
     
  15. say Member

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    A few of my mates have the snap on migs and they have the same trigger but not as fussy as me lol, cebora made them and snap on put there label on it, think boc and a few others
     
  16. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    yeah boc was one i had one
     
  17. say Member

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    I'm not familiar with messing with migs I just know how to weld, why won't a Clarke or other machine fit this type of mig?
     
  18. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    they should do as long as the valve is in the torch the same
     
  19. say Member

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    Hey guys just thought i would show you what i did to the trigger on my cebora torch, i do engraving and the material used is called traffolyte, i have plenty of 3mm so used that (thanks mike for the suggestion to make something)
    Did some filing and a little shaping then mixed some epoxy resin and stuck it to the trigger.
    The floppy trigger now is more sturdy and time will tell if its any good
    Hopefully my photos will upload to show you all
    Thanks

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