Hey, I’m a considerably new hobbyist jeweler and I’ve just come across a very annoying problem with my smith little torch. I’ve mainly used the #3 tip, because the others made black soot come out and decorate my room. For soldering I usually use a map gas benzo torch, but I ran out of fuel so I resorted to the little torch. As I was trying to change the tip with my wrench, it actually unscrewed the bottom part where it connects to the torch handle. Now I’m unable to change tips and it seems like I’m stuck with only using a #3, which can’t get the job done well.
Honestly, I’d almost prefer to replace this torch with something more legit, and use a butane torch for smaller projects. Does anyone have any suggestions? I’m trying to be able to melt at least 4 ounces with whatever torch I choose and also anneal thicker wire. I use an Oxy/Acetylene B-tank setup, maybe this should change to something else?