TIG Torch optimizes comfort and control.

Press Release Summary:

Rated at 150 A dc and 125 A ac, both at 60% duty cycle, air-cooled Legacy(TM) LS17 includes soft-grip handle and interchangeable fingertip switch that provides remote amperage control. Knuckle joint at base of handle facilitates control and movement, while minimizing stress on power cables and backend of torch body. Torch is available with 12 ½ or 25 ft single-piece rubber cable assembly, each of which comes standard with protective sheath.

Original Press Release:

Weldcraft's New Legacy(TM) Series TIG Torch Offers Superior Comfort and Control

-Fingertip switch offers accurate amperage control
-Knuckle joint at base of handle eases torch movement
-Soft grip handle prevents slipping

APPLETON, Wis. March 17, 2008-Weldcraft's newest addition to its Legacy(TM) Series of TIG torches-the LS17 air-cooled torch-features an innovative torch handle design created especially to improve comfort, control and welding productivity. Like all Legacy Series torches, the LS17 offers reliable welding performance and good weld quality at a competitive price. It is rated at 150 amps DC and 125 amps AC, both at 60% duty cycle.

The LS17 air-cooled torch includes an easily interchangeable fingertip switch that provides remote amperage control and can be replaced without any tools. Both features help minimize downtime and increase welding productivity. Adding to the LS17's unique design is a durable and flexible knuckle joint at the base of the torch handle. The knuckle joint permits greater torch control and easier movement, while also minimizing stress on the power cables and the backend of the torch body. This feature helps lower replacement costs and downtime to replace twisted or damaged power cables, and it reduces the opportunity for high-frequency leakage that could adversely affect arc quality.

The LS17 torch has an effective air-cooled design that prevents overheating and allows for long-term, reliable welding performance and greater operator comfort. A styled soft-grip handle adds to that comfort and prevents slipping to improve overall torch control.

The torch is available with a 12-1/2 or 25-ft. single-piece rubber cable assembly, each of which comes standard with a protective sheath that helps lengthen cable life and reduce clutter. The rubber cable assemblies resist kinking that could lead to interruptions in shielding gas flow and/or cause weld quality problems associated with lack of gas coverage. Each package will also come with a 14-pin connector and control wire for connection to a Miller® power source. Several models are available with a manual gas control valve to allow the operator to easily adjust shielding gas flow.

The LS17 torch is compatible with all 10N Series consumables.

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.

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