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    My tig torch is very light and the weight of its cable keeps pulling it off the welding table just about breaking the cup. A while back some guys posted
    pics of a torch holder with a magnetic base. I think they were just for a horz flat surface. Then I had an idea to make one but a little more versatile. I took an inexpensive magnetic base, for dial indicaters, took the adjustable arm off leaving the tightening knob on. I then formed a piece of 3/8 round which fits the bore on the base to hold my torch. It can hold your torch or mig gun in just about any position and on round as well as flat steel. This might be helpful for people doing roll cages in the vehicle. Here is some pics.
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    Last edited by monte55; 06-29-2007, 10:23 PM.
    Nick
    Miller 252 Mig
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  • #2
    nice lil gaget.
    i just slip mine ito a pice of pipe atached to a magnet. your's is much fancyer.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped
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    • #3
      thats cool . i need ta make one
      welding...its awsome

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      • #4
        torch holder

        monte55, Nice tool you've come up with. I use a pair of 6" welding clamps for mine, but now I've gotta make one like yours, it's not like I don't have enough projects already. Dave
        If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

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        • #5
          Tig torch

          Hey that's pretty cool good thinking.A stick anywhere base

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          • #6
            NICE!!

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            • #7
              Without much effort you could probably make some money marketing your invention.

              Thanks for sharing.
              Jonny

              Dynasty 300DX
              Esab PCM 1000

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JonnyTIG View Post
                Without much effort you could probably make some money marketing your invention.

                Thanks for sharing.
                make me first on the list .
                welding...its awsome

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                • #9
                  it's not like I don't have enough projects already.
                  never have truer words been spoken. seems like every time i go in the shop lately i have 4 more things to do then i have time for.
                  i still have not had a chance to get the shop reorganized, stupid fron axel fell apart on my rideing mower last night. could they possibly make this stuff any cheaper????
                  what ever you do dont buy a husky from TSC. its been designed to fall apart. and i didnt even get the cheap one, just think what that would have been like.
                  thanks for the help
                  ......or..........
                  hope i helped
                  sigpic
                  feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                  summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                  JAMES

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                  • #10
                    I like it, did you enter it in the weekend welder challenge? looks like it could be a contender
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                    • #11
                      Projects for the challenge need to include welding in their assembly
                      Nick
                      Miller 252 Mig
                      Miller Cricket XL
                      Millermatic 150 Mig
                      Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
                      2-O/A outfits
                      Jet Lathe and Mill
                      Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                      DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                      Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                      20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                      Propane Forge
                      60" X 60" router/plasma table

                      www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                      Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                      and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                      • #12
                        ok , so cut it in 1/2 and weld it back togather .LOL

                        i enterd this holder for the contest, but its to hold a tab or small part in place wile you tig it, or if its for aluminum where a standerd magnet wont work. we all know what a magnet dose to the TIG arc this take the magnet out of TIG interfearence range and still alows you to hold the part.
                        i'll post some more pic's in my own post so i dont hijack your with it though.
                        thats a great TIG torch holder. i think we have all droped our torch off the tabel atleast once.
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                        thanks for the help
                        ......or..........
                        hope i helped
                        sigpic
                        feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                        summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                        JAMES

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                        • #13
                          great idea!

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