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Torch set

Postby Farmwelding » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:33 pm

So I have decided to rent tanks for my oxy acetylene tanks and was wondering what you guys would reccomend for torch sets. I'veonly used a Smith set on my uncles farm and an old Airco set at my high school so I can't speak for longevity, excessive use or used in extreme conditions. Most use will be for heating and welding metal art with a smaller welding tip but may use for some moderate welding and brazing and some cutting down the road.
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Re: Torch set

Postby tungstendipper » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:00 pm

You don't have any dealers in your area that will sell you tanks? We have one that will sell any tank you want. I paid $220.00 for my 175 size argon tank, and costs 42 bucks to exchange out for a full one.

Just wondering...
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Re: Torch set

Postby LtBadd » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:26 pm

Nick, for what you're doing I would suggest the Victor Medalist 250
Any unit larger then this is overkill IMO, also you will probably need (or want) an additional tip or two for heating, they're not expensive

This past year at work they bought the Performer series (Victor), which only had a 12.5' hose, otherwise it's a nice setup

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You need to know which connector (male or female) is on your acetylene tank as they have 2 different models to order based on that

Victor or Smith, just compare what your getting for the $$, I think their both good products
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Re: Torch set

Postby Farmwelding » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:48 pm

tungstendipper wrote:You don't have any dealers in your area that will sell you tanks? We have one that will sell any tank you want. I paid $220.00 for my 175 size argon tank, and costs 42 bucks to exchange out for a full one.

Just wondering...

It is an option from my LWS but I don't know if I want to do that just yet and have to move them with me all the time seeing how I'm still in high school which may bring a problem dentin since I am a minor still.
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