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Inexpensive torch


#1

I’ve decided to set up a bench and tools at our vacation home (where
I seem to have extra creativity and time). I promised myself that I
will keep the costs to a minimum and am using mostly duplicate tools
noticed that many Orchid members have indicated that they started
with or currently use portable butane torches or similar. I would
appreciate recommendations of specific models that you like
(available in USA).

Thanks so much.
Jamie

p.s. As an aside, it’s not surprising that I’m able to largely stock
a second bench with existing excess tools. Tool junkies unite!


#2

Hi Jamie,

I will need to purchase some sort of torch. I noticed that many
Orchid members have indicated that they started with or currently
use portable butane torches or similar. I would appreciate
recommendations of specific models that you like (available in
USA). 

I have used a Proxxon MicroFlam for about 7 years. It’s a great
little torch.

The flame size is adjustable & there’s a built in push button
igniter.

Dave


#3

Jamie,

This is a quite large torch to avoid:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/recalls/41785.htm

The recall notice shows the torch, so you can avoid buying one used.

For a tiny torch, this one is nice:
https://www.proxxon-world.com/product/butane_torch_microflame_mfb_e

Mark
Fourth Axis


#4

Hi,

The most common propane torch is Sievert.

http://tinyurl.com/Sievert-Torch-Kit

Its a U.K site but i assume there is similar in the U.S. They also
appear on ebay occasionally. I just upgraded to Oxy/Propane for
fusing Platinum, but the Sievert is suitable for most gold and
silver jobs, and no blowpipe necessary!

Good luck!
Jon


#5

I haven’t tried the Proxxon, but I’ve just been trying out a Blazer,
and I am definately not impressed.

Noel


#6

Blazer and Proxxon are both made by Prince in Japan.

Blazer is a New York brand and Proxxon is from Luxemburg.

Far superior when compared to the Chinese and Taiwan models.

These are good for entry level hobby.

Nothing to beat a real Acetylene & Oxygen setup (or a Natual Gas &
oxygen).

Even a Propane & Oxygen set up is better. Depends what is accessible
or legal in your area.

My two bits.

Kenneth Singh
karat46/Arjan.