F Tech 500A Water Cooled Fume Extraction MIG Torch
- Fume extraction MIG torch
- Rated – 500A Water Cooled
- 3, 4 or 5 metre lengths
Here you will find a range of good quality MIG torches featuring the industry standard euro connector. Euro connectors are found on nearly all MIG welding machines other than the very budget units.
Its worth considering the following things when purchasing a MIG torch:
Rating – A MIG torch is much like a welding machine, in that it has a duty cycle. An MB15 style torch, for example is rated to 150A (mixed gas) at 60% duty cycle. These torches will run for 60% of a time period (10 minutes) at 150A before overheating. Therefore, if you own a 360 amp machine and would be using it at high amperages for thicker metals, you would need a bigger torch. An MB36 style torch would be better suited perhaps. With that said, an MB15 torch is physically lighter and more comfortable to work with over long periods, so you may like to use one for lower amperage work – taking care not to exceed the torches duty cycle.
Size – MIG torches with higher amperage ratings will generally be bigger and heavier. An MB36 style torch for example, is bigger than an MB15 torch. This is a worthwhile consideration if the user is to be welding for long periods where a heavy torch may cause fatigue faster. Furthermore, a lighter (and smaller) MIG torch will be easier to get in to smaller spaces. The cable will also be lighter and more flexible. That said, the rating required (as previously mentioned) may dictate torch size.
Spares – What style of torch will have an impact on MIG torch spares prices and availability. We have listed Binzel style torches here, simply because spares are reasonable and available almost everywhere. We also supply Tweco, Bernard and other style torches so if you cannot see what you need here, feel free to let us know.