So I think I'm going to get the Thermal Arc Pro-Wave 185TSW and have been reading through old posts on this list regarding different TIG units.
I found the above message from Ernie and am not sure what it means. The local welding shop seems knowledgeable only about MIG...
Can't the inverter machines use water cooler addons? I've seen references to DINSE pass-thru connectors which seem to allow the use of other style torches, but not exactly sure whether that is what they are for. Also, when changing torches, does one generally have a separate entire cable setup or just disconnect the torch from the gas and power and put the new torch on?
Also, is the torch that comes with the Pro-Wave going to need to be upgraded? Can I put a gas lense on that torch? How much would a CK torch that has the gas lense collet body cost?
I will mostly be working with stainless and mild steel under 1/8". And occasional 16 gauge or less copper.
Also, in case I get the maxtar 150, how does one plumb the gas when doing DCEP? I read Ernies review of the Maxstar 140 where he tells of its capability welding aluminum. From reading the maxstar manual, though, it seems that the gas flows through the EN connector. So when doing DCEP, how does one get gas to the torch?