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Old 11-21-2021, 05:02 PM
Gareth Davies Gareth Davies is offline
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Staffordshire, England
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Foot pedals seem to be a big thing in the USA but donít seem as popular here in the UK where we seem to favour switches mounted on the torch handle. Yes, you donít get the amperage range with a switch over a pedal but it does allow you greater flexibility with regard accessing awkward to get at welds. I have a Kemppi AC/DC TIG set that has pedal and switch facilities so you can swap easily between the two. I use pedal for aluminium welding and switch for carbon and stainless steels so I get the best of both worlds. For the cost of a micro switch and some thin 2 core cable, Iíd look at setting up a torch mount switch as I think youíll like it once youíve tried it. Hope that helps.
Gareth Davies
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