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    I searched for a thread but didn't have any success...what are the advantages and disadvantages between air cooled and water cooled machines?...thanks in advance

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    Air cooled are more portable, water cooled let you run higher amperage for higher duty cycle times without burning your hands and torch.

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      Thanks PW

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        Originally posted by kerr74 View Post
        I searched for a thread but didn't have any success...what are the advantages and disadvantages between air cooled and water cooled machines?...thanks in advance
        Water cooled aren't as bulky, because return flow torch fluid runs in the same hose as torch power, cable can be smaller without overheating.
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