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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
    Miller Dynasty 350, Dynasty 210 DX, Hypertherm 1000, Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, 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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