A TIG welding torch is a type of welding gun designed for tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. It is used to join two metal pieces together using a non-consumable tungsten electrode and a filler metal wire. The TIG welding torch offers several advantages compared to other welding methods, such as a high degree of accuracy and precision in welding.
One of the main advantages of using a TIG welding torch is that it can weld a wide range of materials, including stainless steel, aluminum, and magnesium, to create high-quality welds without any spatter. Additionally, TIG welding torches offer precise control over the welding process, making them suitable for welding challenging or intricate shapes and designs.
TIG welding torches are used in many industries, including automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing, where precision welding is required. The tool is also used in hobbyist and DIY welding projects.
The TIG welding torch's unique features include a non-consumable tungsten electrode, a shielding gas that protects the welding area, and an optional foot pedal or fingertip control for regulating the welding current. These features contribute to the tool's high level of precision and accuracy in welding.
To use a TIG welding torch effectively, one must first clean the metal surface to be welded and then set up the welding machine and gas supply. The operator then applies the torch's heat to the metal to melt it while feeding the filler metal wire to create a molten pool that cools to form a solid weld.
Popular models of TIG welding torches include TIG9 Air Cooled TIG Torches, TIG12 Liquid Cooled TIG Torches, and TIG 17 Air Cooled TIG Torches, differing in their torch head size, amperage rating, and other features catering to different welding applications.