TOUGH GUN™ MA1 Air-Cooled Automatic MIG Guns

TOUGH GUN™ MA1 Air-Cooled Automatic MIG Guns (also called machine torches) are engineered for hard tooling applications requiring a durable and rugged MIG gun. These MIG welding guns are available in 500 and 600 amp models, and are compatible with TOUGH GUN I.C.E.™ Technology.


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Features and Benefits

  • One piece high strength phenolic handle provides better impact resistance than aluminum
  • Spring-guard strain relief prevents kinking and abrasion
  • Air-cooled neck is made from aircraft grade aluminum


  • MIG (GMAW) welding

Duty Cycle Ratings

  • 500 amp air-cooled model – 100%: 300 amp with mixed gases
  • 600 amp air-cooled model – 100%: 385 amp with mixed gases
    Gun performance unchanged. Ratings are based on tests that comply with new 2013 IEC 60974-7 standards.

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The Consumable Advantage


The TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer Robotic Nozzle Cleaning Station — now available in both analog and Ethernet models — is TOUGH on spatter and operates reliably in even the harshest welding environments. Automating spatter removal will help to extend the life of your robotic MIG guns and consumables, benefitting both your bottom line and your production uptime and throughput. Learn more about the TOUGH GUN TT3 Reamer or the TOUGH GUN TT3E Reamer.



TOUGH GARD™ Anti-Spatter Multi-Feed System

Interested in the ultimate solution to refilling the reservoirs on your nozzle cleaning stations? Feed up to 10 TOUGH GUN Reamer units from a single 5-gallon or 55-gallon drum of TOUGH GARD Anti-Spatter Liquid with the TOUGH GARD Multi-Feed System. Find out more.

TOUGH GARD Multi-Feed System


TOUGH GARD Anti-Spatter Liquid

This ready-to-use water-soluble, non-toxic product creates a sacrificial surface that reduces spatter adhesion. This prolongs the life of your consumables and minimizes downtime due to nozzle cleaning, which can help reduce your operating and maintenance costs. Learn more.

TOUGH GARD Anti-Spattger Liquid


Neck Checking Fixture

The TOUGH GUN Neck Checking Fixture allows you to verify and re-master your tool center point (TCP). In the event of a collision, this fixture can be used to realign the neck. Click here for additional information.

Neck Checking Fixture

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