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Author Topic: To Carry a torch? (recommendations for Torches)  (Read 1018 times)
hardlec
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« on: July 24, 2010, 03:45:58 pm »

I hope that this might be made sticky. however:

When working with metal, what type of torch do you like and why.

I find the pencil-torch is good for small, simple jobs because it is convienient.

My favorite is a "mini-torch" which has a hand-piece and attaches to either propane of MAPP gas.  It is good for small and medium sized brazing.

I own a simple oxy-fuel set-up, but I don't use it much.  I find that once I open the O-2 tank, it will bleed out to empty within a week.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 04:18:42 pm »

Cheap 5$ pencil torches last about 2-3 refills. After that, they fail. However, they are so easy to work with. No bulky tank, no tubes.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 05:18:09 pm »

I have one of those mini butane torches,very handy and big enough for the work I do mostly.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 10:20:40 am »

I use a BIG propane torch, trigger action attached to a BIG propane tanks (thats lasted two years so far!) I use it for everything even small jobs.... i also favour big hammers!.
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