TIG TORCH GAS LENS COLLET BODIES FOR WP17, WP18 & WP26 TORCHES
A pack of 5 gas lens collet bodies for WP17, WP18 and WP26 Weldcraft® style TIG torches. Weldcraft® style torches are supplied by most welding machine manufacturers and are an industry standard in TIG welding. Pick from the dropdown above for the size to match the tungstens being used.
The gas lens collet body screws into the TIG torch and holds the collet in place. By screwing the gas lens body into the torch, it clamps down onto the collet and loosens or tightens the grip on the tungsten. Gas lens collet bodies also support the gas lens ceramic or nozzle which in turn screws onto the end of the body.
BENEFITS OF A GAS LENS COLLET BODY
Gas lens collet bodies can be used in place of standard collet bodies. A gas lens increases shielding gas coverage on the weld pool by reducing turbulence and concentrating the gas onto the weld. By increasing shielding gas coverage, the chance of atmospheric contaminants entering the weld are reduced.
Particularly popular for use when welding Stainless Steels and Titanium where gas coverage is vital. The mesh at the front of the bodies creates a laminar flow of gas for improved shielding gas coverage of the weld pool.
A gas lens body, should be used in conjunction with a gas lens ceramic or appropriate pyrex cup. A standard collet is used with a gas lens body set up.
*When using with a gas lens ceramic, you will also need a gas lens insulator – see linked products below.