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  • #16
    Jigantor,

    Nice job and well documented.

    Here is what I came up with after years of dropping my torch and breaking the ceramic nozzles. The last straw was about a year ago when I was doing a small stainless steel job for a friend. Since I didn't have a holder, I had gotten into the habit of putting the torch in my lap while I positioned the work between welds.

    All was ok until I bumped my foot pedal while the torch was in my lap.............!

    The holder is made of some 6al4v rod I had left from a sculpture.
    It is 7/32" diam and I found a small piece of 1/8" titanium for the base.

    Bolted to a cup magnet, it has saved my legs and other parts from hot tig burns.
    Attached Files
    Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

    Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

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    • #17
      Hi Burnt Hands,
      I too placed the torch in my lap between runs.
      Some times I have on a leather apron and other times not.
      I have a few pairs of pants with electrode burn holes in them from this practice.

      Your holder looks fantastic.
      I have some titanium plates but no round bar. I can not get 1/8" Ti plate here in Australia which is what I really need for some projects.

      A magnet on a steel table top is the go for sure.

      Thanks for adding to this thread.
      Great images too.

      Ji
      Grip it and Rip it

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      • #18
        tig torch holder

        i blacksmith as a hobbie so i made this little handy torch holder. It slips over the edge of my bench on any edge so i can move it wherever i need it and holds the torch with any size back cap and nozzle.Click image for larger version

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        Miller syncrowave 200 runner with coolmate 4
        and wp2025 weldcraft torch
        Miller 125c plasma cutter

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        • #19
          Hi Jr,
          Great work.
          Thanks for posting the photo.

          Ji
          Grip it and Rip it

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          • #20
            Nice ideas here. I have magnets I pulled out of old computer hard drives that would be great for this, although some might be too strong. OTOH I also buy up old C clamps at yard sales to hack up for this sort of thing. The problem with that is that most are still good after cleaning off the rust so I hate to hack them up. Decisions decisions.

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            • #21
              Hi Lens,
              I use cheap Chinese clamps that are about $10.00 for 4.
              The key here is how much would you pay for a torch holder $20 to $50. How much is the miller torch holder ?
              The one I made cost $5.00 for the clamp and say $1.00 for the 6mm or 1/4" round bar. All up $6.00 plus 30 minutes of my time. It would take that long to drive to the welding accessory shop so lets just say it cost $6.00, pretty cheap and a cool little project.

              Ji
              Grip it and Rip it

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              • #22
                While I did build a TIG torch holder some time ago, and I've used it quite a bit, I've drilled a handful of 1/2" holes in my bench top to accommodate my version of a bench dog. While the dog is very handy, the holes are sometimes just the ticket to hold the TIG torch. I just turn the torch upside down and put the cap in the closest hole.

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                • #23
                  Link to other TIG Torch Holders

                  Here is a link to some other TIG torch holders.

                  http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtal...t=torch+holder
                  Miller Thunderbolt
                  Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
                  Miller Dynasty 200DX
                  Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
                  Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
                  16" DuAll Saw
                  15" Drill Press
                  7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
                  20 Ton Arbor Press
                  Bridgeport
                  Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by yorkiepap View Post
                    Hey Ji,
                    Your approach is good for moving your torch positions & not having to be concerned with either a steel or aluminum weld surface. Mine is steel & I like simple.... I just welded a 1" steel tube to the weld table. I also made a small support rack under my shelving area next to the TIG table to keep my rod sorted, clean, & handy.

                    Denny
                    Square tube makes an excellent torch holder,You said you like simple ,I think I found something more simple than the tube I drilled a hole in my bench and Voila!Instant torch holder Mike

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                    • #25
                      Yep there are plenty of ways to skin that cat.

                      Ji
                      Grip it and Rip it

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                      • #26
                        here's mine

                        http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...t=torch+holder
                        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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                        • #27
                          Miller sell a magnetic base holder and a bolt on holder for their workstation.
                          Both are pretty cheap.
                          I don't think the distributer here in Australia imports them.

                          Ji
                          Grip it and Rip it

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                          • #28
                            My two cents.


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                            • #29
                              Hi John,
                              Thanks for posting.
                              Here is another design that works great.

                              Ji
                              Grip it and Rip it

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                              • #30
                                boy i coulda used a torch holder at work the other day. Hung it up after welding for prolly 10 minutes straight. Stood up and branded myself with a perfect imprint of a no 5 cup embedded on the back of my neck.

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