Recently, I purchased a used Hoke torch. Unfortunately, it came
with the wrong tips (Maco: N-1, N-2, N-3) which have female
threads. The torch also has female threads. In my efforts to buy
the appropriate tips, several questions have come up that the
supply companies have not been able to answer. The only sources
for Hoke products that I�ve found are (Romanoff and FDJ) which have
either not responded or was unable to help so I turn to the experts
(those of you that really use the equipment).
I intend to use the torch with both Natural & Propane / Oxygen to
do silver jewelry construction and light casting. The catalogs
list 3 standard tips for Natural gas and 4 for Propane. Each tip
has different stock numbers and different prices between the gases.
This leads me to believe that the two gases requires different
Questions: Is there a difference in these tips? Are different
orifice sizes needed for Natural/Propane gases or do the sizes
I am also interested in purchasing the precision tip set (six
tips) for the Hoke torch but again the description suggest that
there might be some overlap with the standard tips.
Questions: If I get the precision set, is there any need to get
the standard tips or do they also overlap? Will the precision tips
work with both my gases?
Any help with this questions or other recommendations on setting
up a Hoke torch will be appreciated.
The Short Horn from the Long Horn State