Georgie and others,
If you are really ready for something to replact the oxy/acy rig
you might take a look at the AtrMetal site in the resources
section and get the info on the oxy/propane torch called (I think
it is a Henrod or Hoke torch). There has been discussion about
this torch a number of times. It will cut a piece of railroad
steel track with the standard cutting tip. It if far hotter,
cleaner and cheaper to run than any oxy/act rig. I did call the
mfgr. (it is a family operation, I talked with one of the sons)
and he explained what made it work so well, much different
than running a oxy/propane mix through an oxy/act rig. Different
regulators, different mixing in the torch, far better use of the
oxy and much much cheaper fuel (propane). The only drawback for
me at least is the $800.00 price tag as I do not use my gas rig
enough to warrent the cost of the new equipment. But if you use
a lot of gas in your work, this rig will pay for itself in short
order both in fuel costs and via speeding up your work output.
If you cannot get the right phone number on the company, let me
know and I will see if I can dig it up. Also if you have not
been to the ArtMetal site for a visit, your missing out on
another great net resource.
John and Cynthia/MidLife Crisis Enterprises
Maiden Metals/C. T. Designs/Dach Ranch/etc.
PO Bx 44, Philo
Ph 707-895-2635 FAX 707-895-9332
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