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  • Arcing through TIG handle

    I have a 250 DX tig machine that originally came with the diamond torch. One of my students was using it the other day and complained about getting shocked. Upon examining the torch, I found a small hole melted (burned) through the handle of the torch. I took the torch apart and saw some arcing at one of the tubings inside. The "defective" torch head was replaced with a new one but we are still getting the same problem. Has anyone had an experience such as this and what was your remedy?
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  • #2
    Maybe use welding gloves, the HF is looking for a suitable ground, handle may have a hairline crack in it, wet, even just your bare hand (which you should have gloved anyways)will make the hf go there.

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    • #3
      I'd look for a bad ground situation.

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