so is the preferred torch the little torch..? Are the larger
tips workable for even broach pieces? And...is the disposable
tank system in propane/oxy suitable if skimping on initial torch
Hi. As someone else has already responded, “it depends on the work
you do.” I’ve been using the “Little Torch” with propane and
oxygen for the last 6 years or so and have been very happy with it
for working with small items (filigree, attaching a head to a shank
or other finding, etc.), but not for soldering large or very thick
pieces of metal. If I need to work with larger pieces or to solder
from underneath the piece, I usually use just the propane with a
standard tip that’s often sold with the disposable propane tank.
I originally bought my torch with the set up for disposable tanks
for both the propane and the oxygen because of budget
considerations, but quickly learned that the oxygen tanks emptied
in what seemed like about 10 minutes. I soon switched to a larger
refillable tank and regulator for the oxygen. Hope this helps.