so so hot!

by nathan
(colorado springs)

I am a beginner tig welder and when i am running my practice beads sometimes right in the middle my hand gets so hot i have to terminate the weld.

Now i know that restarts shouldn't be a problem however...how can i avoid or absolve this problem?

is it my torch angle? am i running too hot? or do i have to just tough it out?


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If your filler wire hand is the one getting hot, you are going to need to find a better angle to hold it where all the heat is not directed on your hand.

If it is your torch hand,
here is a suggestion...

tig welding glove heat shield tigfinger

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