The Steampunk Forum at Brass Goggles
February 29, 2020, 02:50:56 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: - The Lighter Side Of Steampunk, follow @brasstech for forum technical problems & updates.
   Home   Blog Help Rules Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: To Carry a torch? (recommendations for Torches)  (Read 1794 times)
Snr. Officer
United States United States

Solutions do not need Problems

« 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.

Whatever happens we have got
The Maxim gun and they have not;
Technology is no substitute for Valor
Both are true.
Snr. Officer
Hungary Hungary


« 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.

Der Tinkermann
Zeppelin Captain
Netherlands Netherlands

keeper of scapegoats,sitting ducks,and black sheep

« 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.
Snr. Officer

« 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!.

Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.024 seconds with 17 queries.