Air-cooled torches are generally, bigger and bulkier than water-cooled and limited to 200 amps. The flexibility on the cables is about the same but the black one is clearly lighter. Attached are pictures of the torch with flex cable plus out that has a red cable I bought at Welderssupply. . Ken I would like to ultimately have a ball joint head and a flex loc head fit the same handle. Pretty much, if you can describe something, you can bet they'll make it for you.
The torch end of the cable will not fit any of my other torches Weldcraft and generic. The included angle determines weldbead shape and size. At no time should bare skin be exposed to a welding arc. Repeat this procedure whenevertorch or regulator fittings have been detached. That said, the picture of the torch I ordered showed a bright red cable. Something told me to run not walk to the door and I did! I have only run two 160 cf bottle of argon through it. Thanks again jpcallan, Here is the red picture Just a stock photo I guess.
Seriously, the Diversion is available for sale. On the few rare occasions they did something wrong, they were very good about fessing up to any error or mistake. Using small pliers, securely tighten all knurled hose fittings Slide the torch handle back for access to the torch connections. You can see the Flex-Loc at for more info. Before using this torch, - tighten regulator, hose and power cable fittings withproper wrenches. Most of their torches are made to order. I will update this thread with what I learn.
That said, the picture of the torch I ordered showed a bright red cable. SuperFlex is really limber and light, a dream to use, but the woven covering picks up dirt and crud unless you put on a cable cover, which defeats whole purpose. It's rare in the day and age to find such a great supplier. I found a good price at weldfabulous. SuperFlex is best for a very clean work environment. However, when I went to the branch to buy it - it must have been on display in Afghanistan - it was dirty, scuffed, dented and had apparently been hooked up, perhaps used and was missing the various connectors and other bits which were supposed to be included. The generic crap simply isnt good enuff for me anymore and I am wondering why I ever went down that road.
These people fall all over themselves to help me when I have questions. I tried to drape it over my forearm as I do with my old cable but it just slips off. With a Pro Accessory Kit you will have the parts and accessories to do every job that comes in the shop door! Remove sharp point to leave atruncated point with a flat spot. Water-cooled torches require a water-supply or recirculating cooler. Nor does it even show the thread size.
They use a metric thread on their torches. The torch came with a SuperFlex cable. TriFlex is limber, but has a glossy vinyl or synthetic rubber jacket and does not collect dirt. As I described above my Diversion does not lend itself to changing cables. There not like dealing with the run-of-the-mill manufacturer, they're really bend-over-backwards helpful folks.
Their mission is to manufacture high-quality torches and accessories that are versatile, last longer and improve weld-quality -- and to sell them at a fair price. I guess what aggravated this situation was the fact that I have a Miller Diversion 165. The Flex-loc torch is certainly unique and I am sure it will come in handy for many jobs. Still, it is quite light so I can deal with that. Choose Air, or Water-cooled Torch -- Air-cooled or gas-cooled torches are simple and low cost, when used for long continuous welds, they get hot, and require time to cool down between welds.
They've made several odd-ball things for me over the years. I've ordered non-standard cable and hose lengths, hoses longer than the cable, etc. Thanks jpcallan, I agree that ordering one of their torches is a bit of a challenge. Generally,as the included angle increases,penetration increases and beadwidth decreases. I think it can be done if the weld tec ball joint is generic. Following thesesteps will ensure contamination free welds.
So I decided to try it. Give them a call at the number on Pacific Time at 800 426-0877 or 253 854-5820. Does anyone want to buy a 3 year old Diversion with foot pedal and cover? It is a great welder and has done everything I have asked of it. Diameter of flat spot determinesamperage. Maximum extension:6 x Diameter from end of cup.
They are light, compact, easy to handle and rated to 500 amps! Here is what I know about posting a picture: coronan, I am not sure what you are reading into or out of this thread. I will allow that to process for a while and call them if I do not get an answer back. Bottom line they do not make an adapter from their cable to other torches. . . .