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Check out the July issue of Practical Welding Today for an article written by our very own Jennifer Simpson,‘s director of marketing and new media!  And the cover photo is Joe Welder laying down some awesome TIG welds, shot in studio C by our talented Graphics guy, Matt Munz. Good job team!

Know your TIG torch

Advice and maintenance practices to ensure quality
By Jennifer Simpson
July 1, 2009

Even though money is tight, saving it by purchasing less reputable GTAW torches or skimping on maintenance practices can cause more harm than good in the long run.

Photos courtesy of Matt Munz, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif.
Photos courtesy of Matt Munz, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif.

When times are tough our initial instinct is to save money and buy cheap. That’s not always the best strategy, especially when you’re looking at a new gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) torch.

One of the biggest differences between a low-quality and high-quality torch is the materials used in manufacturing it, as well as the production process. Quality torches last longer, run cooler, provide a stable arc, and offer overall improved weld quality.


Want to read some more articles written by Jennifer?  Check out these two other fabricator articles: Obtenga la conexión and Optimize your plasma performance, co-written by me, Jim Watson, aka Joe Welder.

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