TIG Torch offers 70° and 180° head configurations.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for limited access joints, air-cooled Model WP-50 is rated at 60% duty cycle up to 50 A and offers pen-like control in tight quarters and on paper-thin material. Entire torch is 8½ in. long and ¾ in. diameter at widest point, with 5/8 in. long x 3/8 in. dia torch head. Compatible tungsten sizes include .020, .040, and 1/16 in. diameters. Torch can be ordered with 12.5 or 25 ft power cable, and is available with built-in gas control valve.

Original Press Release:

Weldcraft Introduces Industry's Smallest TIG Torch

WP-50 TIG Torch from Weldcraft Offers Precision Performance
-Available with 70- and 180-degree head configurations
-Optional built-in gas valve

APPLETON, Wis. 21 August 2006 - To improve TIG welding performance on precision applications and limited-access joints, Weldcraft® offers its patented WP-50 air-cooled torch-the smallest TIG torch on the market. The WP-50 is rated at 60-percent duty cycle up to 50 amps and offers pen-like control in tight quarters and on paper-thin material. Applications for the WP-50 include precision work in the aircraft and aerospace industries, artistic metalworking, and any welding application dealing with extremely thin base metals.

"There is a precise market for this torch, but it's the most important tool you can own if your job is to weld extremely thin material," explains Mike Sammons, sales and marketing manager, Weldcraft. "Its small size offers complete control of the torch and allows welders to make aesthetically pleasing welds on thin material without the risk of burnthrough."

Small Size Offers Big Benefits
The WP-50's miniature torch head is only 5/8-inch long and 3/8 inch in diameter. Available with 70- and/or 180-degree head configurations, the WP-50 is extremely maneuverable even in the tightest of spaces. The entire torch is only 8-1/2-inch long and 3/4-in. in diameter at its widest point. Compatible tungsten sizes include .020-, .040- and 1/16-inch diameters.

This unique torch can be ordered with either a 12.5- or 25-ft. power cable, and is available with a built-in gas control valve for use with power sources that do not feature solenoid valves. The entire torch package comes with the torch body, handle, power cable and electrode wrench.

For more information, contact Weldcraft at 800-752-7620 or 920-882-6800; fax: 920-882-6840; visit weldcraft.com; e-mail customerservice@weldcraft.com or write to Weldcraft Customer Service, 2741 N. Roemer Road, Appleton, WI 54911.

Weldcraft is the world's leading manufacturer of GTAW (TIG) welding torches and accessories. A broad line of premium products includes the unique Crafter Series, Legacy(TM) Series, MicroTig,(TM) Quick Connect System,(TM) WP Series, and Single Piece Collet/Collet Body. Weldcraft is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Glenview, Ill. ITW is a diversified multinational manufacturer of highly engineered components, assemblies and systems.

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