MIG Welding Torch & MIG Torch Parts

AES stock the widest range of metal inert gas welding guns available online today, choose from our extensive range of quality brands available at wholesale prices. We have a specific range that helps get you, the discerning purchaser, find the torches that you need for you or your collegues specific tasks.


Why buy MIG torches and torch spares from AES?

  • Guaranteed quality products sourced from reputable welding torch manufacturers, that are carefully checked for longevity and reliability. We won't supply unknown brands from the far east
  • Live stock levels online with guaranteed next day delivery in the UK
  • Unbeatable online prices
  • Technical support from our welding torch specialists- over 30 years of experience

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What is MIG welding?

Metal inert gas welding employs a feed wire that runs continuously through the gun to generate the spark, which then melts to produce the weld.


What is TIG welding?

Long rods are used in tungsten inert gas welding to directly fuse two metals together.


MIG vs TIG

To generate the weld, they both employ an electric arc. The way the arc is employed differs between the two.


TIG Advantages

Tungsten inert gas is necessary when detail and aesthetics are important, especially on smaller objects and thinner metals, and is best utilised when the size of the beads must be minimised. The electrode and filler metal are delivered individually in tungsten inert gas, giving the welder better control over the gun and allowing the welder to regulate the temperature of the arc, preventing metal damage. Tungsten inert gas welding is more ecologically friendly and cleaner since it emits less emissions. It can also endure heavy impact and high temperatures, making it strong and durable.


MIG Advantages

Metal inert gas welding may weld metals of any thickness, whereas tungsten inert gas is restricted. Metal inert gas welding is a considerably faster technique than tungsten inert gas welding and may be utilised for longer periods of time. Metal inert gas is less expensive than tungsten inert gas, and metal inert gas parts are typically more readily accessible; moreover, metal inert gas is cost-effective due to its speed. Metal inert gas welding is considerably easier to master and is better suited to novices since it only requires a trigger and a steady hand, whereas tungsten inert gas welding is a lot more sophisticated method.


Equipment required for MIG torch welding

  • Gas tank
  • Welding gun
  • Ground clamp
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Electrode metal wiring


Equipment required for TIG torch welding

  • Tungsten electrode
  • Welding gun
  • Torch or electrode holder
  • Shielding gas
  • Filler metal rod
  • Personal safety equipment


TIG welding gun parts

  • Torch body/head
  • Collet body
  • Collet
  • Gas lens body
  • Ceramic cup
  • Tungsten welding electrodes
  • Back cap


MIG welding gun parts

  • Liner
  • Swan Neck
  • Neck liner
  • Nozzle/shroud
  • Contact tip


MIG torches - air cooled or water cooled?

Air cooled torches have an amperage of 290 and a wire diameter of 1.2mm, whereas water cooled torches have an amperage of 450 and a wire diameter of 1.6mm.


MIG torch consumables setup

There are three types of contact tips: normal, high duty, and silver plated. Silver plated provides the longest life service of the three choices, while standard has the shortest. There are also three nozzle/shroud options: conical, tapered, and cylindrical.


TIG torch consumables setup

There are two configurations available: gas lens and collet body. When precise or improved gas coverage is required for high quality integrity welding, a gas lens is the best option. In smaller work areas, greater vision of the weld pool is required; a gas lens allows you to expand the tungsten stick-out. There is less gas coverage in the collet body, and there is also higher gas turbulence.


Which MIG torch liner do I need?

This is determined by whether the torch is cooled with air or water, the temperature of the weld, and the wire's softness or hardness.



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