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LtBadd wrote:cj737 wrote:Olivero wrote:I've read about these gas lenses but have never tried one.
Are they really worth the change out? Seems like more stuff to worry about breaking with all its components.
The cups just shatter and its over, at least you know its dead
The gas lenses replace the collet body, not the cups. You can still use a traditional alumina cup with them, or a Pyrex (like you can with a collet body).
Oliver, there's nothing to worry about breaking unless you happen to be a torch thrower when you get mad.
cj737 I would just clarify to say the gas lens does replace the cup in the sense that you have to have the correct cup for the gas lens.
cj737 wrote:His statement implied a confusion between the gas lens and Pyrex cups ("Seems like more stuff to worry about breaking with all its components. The cups just shatter and its over..."). Hence my statement. True, a gas lens uses a different style of alumina cup, or Pyrex cup over a standard collet body, but does not require anything "more" that would shatter or break over a standard collet body.