The Basic TIG Torch

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The component parts of a Weldcraft style WP17 Tig torch, collet bodies and collets are sized to match the electrode and should be fitted in matched sets.

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First make sure the insulator is seated properly then screw the collet body into the torch body, a very gentle nip with pliers will make sure of a good electrical connection between the collet body and the torch body, any arcing here will wreck the torch,


Screw the ceramic onto the collet body, just finger tight, then slip the electrode through the collet , and fit it from the rear, screw on the back cap, and adjust the tungsten stick out. gently tighten the back cap just enough to grip the tungsten, over-tightening will distort the collet


Ready for welding