Would someone be so kind as to answer a novice question: I’ve seen
the “EZ Torch” promoted, which is propane/air for refillable tanks,
My question is, will this get hot enough, and with the right tip
allow me to get a small, hot flame suitable for “pinning”? I. e.,
create balls on both ends of silver wire but very close to the piece
and each other, even near gemstones in certain designs.
I know this can be done without using a pulse arc welder, though
that’s safer if you’re pinning near etc. But I’ve read
methods on protecting them from the heat of a torch just long enough
to get in, ball up, and get out quickly enough. I’ve seen videos and
read articles on how - but I am so used to using a smaller butane
torch that I don’t think will get hot enough to do what I’m
Personally, I don’t do enough soldering to really warrant the
investment in a big setup, I’m a small time, home based,
self-teaching amateur. It’s not so much the money (though who
doesn’t want to save as much as possible?), as it is the maintenance
and time - I’d rarely have the need to use a oxy/acetyl or
oxy/propance set up, since most of my work is at a low enough temp to
use the micro torch with great ease.
Also, since I am handicapped, the least maintenance possible and
most time-saving option would be best. Any ideas or suggestions?