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New torches??

Discussion in 'Tools and Test Equip' started by Pfeifer, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Pfeifer

    Pfeifer New Member

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    Had someone steal tools out of my van.
    Before I buy another standard set of miny torches I am wondering if there is a new product/manufacturer that you would suggest I get. I see things like bendable tips and dual tips but I have never used them. Someone suggested smith quick braze.
    ???? Any information or comments?? Thanks

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  2. Daryl_Dixon

    Daryl_Dixon New Member

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    I need to buy new torches too. Will be following this thread.
     
  3. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    I victor witn a #0 rosebud works on everything
     
  4. coldsnap

    coldsnap -20 on the money

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    My company provided torch has a #0, and #2 welding tip. I would like to get a rosebud at some point though.
     
  5. crackertech

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    Rosebuds are for big boys only
     
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  6. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    prestolite is the standard for the small sets.
    victor, smith and harris for the big ones
     
  7. crackertech

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    My little set is a victor that's all the fire I carry ,I need a small good welder now not much need for touches
     
  8. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    got a small dual volt stick miller
     
  9. crackertech

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    That's on my tool wish list
     
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  10. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    look for a used miller xmt 304, sweet little machines.
     
  11. Pfeifer

    Pfeifer New Member

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    Didn't know we were welding copper
    now.. ha!
    Sounds like so far no one wants to endorse anything new. Which is fine if none of the new stuff is worth speaking of. Thanks

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  12. crackertech

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    I work with ammonia now so I don't see much copper anymore
     
  13. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    Copper--we use turbo torches or small oxy acetylene, nothing fancy.
     
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  14. Pfeifer

    Pfeifer New Member

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    I was just curious if there were anything new that someone has used and would recommend? Had a friend mention smith quick braze.

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  15. 4x4Freak

    4x4Freak New Member

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    My victor is 8 yrs old with no problems. They started making the carriers on the new ones cheaper, but they seem to hold up ok.

    Torches are old technology, so not much new about them. Get a name brand that feels good to you with easy to find tips.

    I also wouldn't bother with the fancy tips. I use the standard welding tips and a rosebud for the bigger stuff.

    Zach
     
  16. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    X2
     
  17. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    i think he needs one a little smaller. tack brackets and small repairs. like a 150.
    304 are nice, but they should be a shop supplied tool
     
  18. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    phuck turbo. you need hearing protection with them.
     
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  19. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    Huh? Cant hear ya with the turbo torch going :D
     
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  20. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    I generally agree with this, and will add......get a good brand that you local supplier sells. Its like residential equipment, all the same to me. I look for suppliers who represent the product well and have inventory.