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Buying presto-lite torch tips


#1

Does anyone know if I can buy just one torch tip at a time for my
presto-lite? My #1 seems to have something obstructing one of the
little holes that the air comes through.

Or is it possible to convert it to some other handle and tip without
buying the whole regulator and lines and everything again? you can
reach me offlist if you like

Thanks
Sue


#2

See the ESAB site :

http://tinyurl.com/yz6s7nh
you should be able to get these at a Praxair distributor.

jesse


#3

There is a company that carries Prestolite torches and it is possible
to just order the tip. I believe the company name is Ritter. I needed
to get a regulator for my Prestolite, and noticedthat they do carry
replacement parts.

Alma


#4

You can get them at Thunderbird Supply. Gallup, N.M.

Lloyd.


#5

I would contact Indian Jewelry Supply, 800-545-6540 - Ijsinc.com

They carry a full line of Presto-Lite and list tips 1A thru 6 in
their catalog.

They have a $50 minimum order otherwise they tack on a $5 handling
fee. But at the current metals prices it’s easy to come up with
something to round out an order…

Rick Copeland
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
rockymountainwonders.com


#6

Hi Sue,

Does anyone know if I can buy just one torch tip at a time for my
presto-lite? My #1 seems to have something obstructing one of the
little holes that the air comes through. Or is it possible to
convert it to some other handle and tip without buying the whole
regulator and lines and everything again? you can reach me offlist
if you like 

Check with a local welding supply store. They may be able to fix
your non-functioning tip or sell you a replacement.

If you don’t have a local welding supply store, check with an
automotive repair shop or a machine shop. Many of these places use
torches that require gases to operate & they should be able to refer
you to a welding supply.

Dave.


#7

http://tinyurl.com/yz6paqe is what google brought up quickly for me
but I have not ever ordered from them.

marilyn


#8

Sue,

An alternative to buying new tips when the old ones clog is to pur=
chase a tip cleaner. This is a device that has several different size
twisted wire’s in a fold out form like a match book. you select the
size that matches your tip holes and slide it in and out like a file
to clean out any blockage. Always a good practice to clean tips
periodically to keep them working properly. You can find these at
any hardware store that sell torch equipment or where you got your
torch from. Can save you lots of money instead of purchasing new tips
all the time.

Regards, Rick McC


#9
An alternative to buying new tips when the old ones clog is to
purchase a tip cleaner. 

Certainlt true, if the clogging is at the end. With Prestolite and
Smith torches, the ends are pretty big and open. The clogging is, in
my experience, more commonly in the air-mixing part at the base of
the tip, and I, for one, have no idea how to get at that.

Is there something that will soak away soot?

Noel


#10

I have had very little luck cleaning dirty Prestolite torch tips, or
replacing the screen filter in the tip itself.

I’ve tried to ultrasonic the tips, blow them out with steam pressure,
as well as changing out the little filter (available at welding
supply stores, but with no real improvement. Acetylene is a pretty
dirty gas. I too, would love to hear about an effective way to clean
out dirty Prestolite tips, short of buying new ones (they cost about
$25 ea.)

Jay Whaley
Whaley Studios


#11

Acetylene will probaby (will) contain some contaminating polymers…
This will be soluble in most solvents, but try some of the orange
oil based terpine detergents in the ultrasound.

jesse


#12

I had a problem with a tip that was partially clogged and spewing a
lot of black smoke. I threw it into an ultrasonic cleaner for about
45 minutes and that fixed the problem.


#13

Those Presto-lite torch tips eventually clog. It’s usually not the
tip but the filter. You can remove tip and look up into it where you
will see a little filter thing that can be unscrewed with an allen
wrench…or hex wrench. Clean in an ultrasonic or with acetone bath.
Of course you’ll be very careful and won’t operate the torch without
the filter. You may be able to buy new ones somewhere but I haven’t
tried that.

Good luck.
Jim