Pat, I have been using my hydroflux for several years now & would
make only one suggestion : Keep it moving. Other than that there are
some size limitations on what you can do, particularly in silver (do
to it's high heat conductivity). But in general like everything else
there is a learning curve. The higher heat makes that curve
sometimes more painful. But I would NOT go back to anything else!
Whitewolf Jewelry Arts
"a new hydroflux welder and have become quite good at melting my