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Thread: Tig Torch Grip

  1. #11
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    I was simply offering a suggestion on something that helped me.

  2. #12
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    It is a good tip some people i have worked with liked it. How do you get over the grip being so flexiable though. that was another big problem i had with it.
    Linclon power mig 350MP

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    DMKeatts,

    Well. I've caught blue gill on bass hooks. However, it's a lot easier with a smaller hook. I could suggest using a 12/0 hook and tuna head for bluegill, but experience knows better... I find the same goes for TIG torches. A little finesse goes a long way. I am familair with tig in/stick out pipe welding and have always used my TIG gloves in/out.

    Your posts seem to contradict experience. I rarely see burns from in position stick welds...From TIG torch handles to gate tests...Maybe...


    HAWK



    HAWK

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    As others have said, if your torch is getting that hot you may want to consider upgrading to a watercooled outfit. The only time my torch handle gets uncomfortably hot is when I'm welding aluminum on my WP17 or WP9 torch bodies. However I have never done stick so I cannot comment on that process.

    About gloves.... I find that the Tillman TIG gloves burn or wear holes in no time. And they are expensive.

    My preferred glove is the Tillman Truefit, model 1496. I have tried the "nicer" more expensive Truefit gloves but keep coming back to the "cheap" 1496. About $8 bucks a pair from various online stores.

  5. #15
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    What I should have said to start is, I like a big thick glove on when I am stick welding overhead, or in 5g. Slag dropping down and pinning in between a tig glove and a pipe will cause a come-apart! You are spot on on the inexperienced part. Like I said, I have no choice but to learn to love the 17. Its just standard equipment here, and we don't supply our own tools by no means. I often will find a way to lean or prop my off hand on the pipe when in position. I'll throw a big 12 cup on my finger if I think about it.... the grip helped me get more roll, feel for the twist, I use jumbo 8 in my root and jumbo 10 out. 25cf, around 100 amp for carbon, 60 for stainless. Preach the teach.....

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