CK Worldwide / Weldmonger™ #5 Aluminum Basic Kit - #17, 18, 26
Important: This kit is meant for #17, #18, #26 style TIG torches. If you have a #9 or #20 style torch, click here instead.
- 2A5 Alumina Cup
- 4CB332 Collet Body
- 4C332 Collet (10N24S)
- CK Insulator
- NON CK Insulator
- 300S Short Backcap
Ever wonder why so many really good TIG welders use a #5 cup with standard collet body on aluminum?
There is a reason. In fact there are several reasons.
Not only can you save some argon, but a #5 cup can limit the etching zone and actually get better penetration than a larger cup using the same amperage. (I have proved this out with many tests.)
My good friend Roy Crumrine (@crummywelding on instagram) uses a standard #5 all the time on a #20 style water cooled torch.
But what if you don't have a water cooled torch?
That is exactly why I put this kit together for you. Not only does it shrink the size of your #17, #18, or 26 style torch, but it lets you use the small #5 cup that so many pro welders like.
An easy way to know what gas flow to use with most cups is to multiply the cup number by 2 to 3. I find that 2.5 works most of the time.
So with a #5 cup, the range is 10-15 with 12.5 being the sweet spot.
Over time, the gas savings adds up.
I have used this kit with several different torches including some torches that came with the AHP alpha tig 200, Everlast 200dx, Lincoln tig 200, and a whole bunch of air cooled CK tig torches.
It comes with a #5 cup, 3/32” collet body, 3/32” collet, 2 different style heat Shield insulators to make sure it fits all torches, and a short button end cap to help you get into tight areas.
What Series/Number is my Torch? Knowing the style of your torch takes the guess work out of finding consumables and replacement parts.
2 Series(#9/#20): torches includes 9, 20, 100, 110, 130, 200, 230FL2L, CKM230, CWH230, WCM230 torches and other popular torches of Weldcraft, Lincoln, WeldTec and Profax with similar models.
3 Series(#17/#18/#26): torches include 17, 18, 26, 150, 210, 300, 510, Trimline, FL3L, CKM350, CWHTL300, CWH350, CWM350 and other popular torches of Weldcraft, Lincoln, WeldTec and Profax with similar models.
If you need any more help finding out what style torch you have, give us a call. (833)-308-7018
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