An addition to Weldcraft™s Legacy Series of TIG torches is the LS17 air-cooled torch. It features an innovative torch handle design created especially to improve comfort, control and welding productivity. It is rated at 150 amps DC and 125 amps AC, both at 60 percent duty cycle. The torch includes an easily interchangeable fingertip switch that provides remote amperage control and can be replaced without any tools. Both features help minimize downtime and increase welding productivity. A durable and flexible knuckle joint has been added at the base of the torch handle which permits greater torch control and easier movement, while also minimizing stress on the power cables and the backend of the torch body. This feature helps lower replacement costs and downtime to replace twisted or damaged power cables. It also reduces the opportunity for high-frequency leakage that could adversely affect arc quality. The air-cooled design prevents overheating and allows for long-term, reliable welding performance and greater operator comfort. A styled soft-grip handle adds to that comfort and prevents slipping to improve overall torch control. The torch is available with a 12 1/2- or 25-foot single-piece rubber cable assembly, each of which comes standard with a protective sheath that helps lengthen cable life and reduce clutter. Several models are available with a manual gas control valve to allow the operator to easily adjust shielding gas flow. For more information call (800) 752-7620 or visit www.weldcraft.com.