AMERICAN WELDQUIP air-cooled and water-cooled semi-automatic torches offer unsurpassed performance not found in competitive brands.

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"HEAT SINK" Gooseneck Technology -  The rugged gooseneck design effectively dissipates heat by providing a continuous metal to metal path from the nozzle to the front of the handle.  In the case of the air-cooled torch the entire length of the outer jacket functions as a radiator pulling the heat from the front end consumables.
All AMERICAN WELDQUIP water-cooled goosenecks are designed for superior heat dissipation.  The heavy-walled outer tube gives additional strength to stand up in rugged environments.  There are no o-rings to leak and all water passage joints are silver soldered and 100% quality tested for leaks.
The unique designs of the gooseneck, nozzle, diffuser, and contact tip function as a team to keep the front end consumables running cooler to insure longer life.

THREAD-ON NOZZLES - The heavy walled, nickel plated nozzles thread directly on the gooseneck to provide cooler operation and a longer lasting nozzle system.  The course thread, fixed position design feature insures a constant tip to nozzles relationship and consistent welding parameters.

CONTACT TIPS - Heavy-duty, course threaded contact tips are designed to provide excellent arc start characteristics, extended life and insure a superior electrical connection to the tip holder/diffuser.

COMMON CONSUMABLES - Most  AMERICAN WELDQUIP torches are designed to utilize the same consumables to help reduce your inventory.

 - Manufactured to exacting  specifications, our air-cooled power cable assembly is made from cut resistant, burn resistant, lightweight materials.  The power cable features heavy duty factory crimped cable end fittings to insure a secure, positive electrical connection, producing less electrical resistance and less heat.

SECURE WATER-COOLED POWER CABLE SYSTEM - A common problem with semi-automatic water-cooled torches is the pulling apart of the power cable at the electrical connections when welders tug on the cable assembly.  AMERICAN WELDQUIP incorporates an anti-stretch cord in our cable bundle.  This cord takes all the strain off the cable assembly and helps to eliminate these kinds of power cable failures.

LINER SYSTEM - Available in a variety of sizes and configurations to fit every wire type application.

ERGONOMICALLY DESIGNED HANDLE - LIFETIME WARRANTY -  Operator comfort was given top priority in designing the lightweight yet durable two-piece handle.  All  semi-automatic torches use the same handle and come with a limited lifetime warranty.  

TIME TESTED TRIGGER - LIFETIME WARRANTY - Our trigger assembly incorporates and light touch and proven reliable design.  The simplicity of the design of this critical component insures its functional reliability.  That is why we decided to offer a lifetime warranty on the switch contact components.

SPRING CABLE SUPPORT - Most torch assemblies incorporate a heavy duty but flexible spring cable support at both the front handle and wire feeder end of the cable assembly.  This feature helps prevent feedability problems in extreme bending applications and relieve cable strain which results in increased power cable life.

OPTIONS - Available options include heat shield, gun hanger, dual schedule and multi-schedule capabilities, pistol grip handle, extended trigger, thermal gooseneck spring and other customer special design requirements.