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Little Torch (Yakkety?)


#1

George- I used acetylene aprox 4+ years ago when I was
welding/brazing mild steel for automotive applications. I have only
used Propane since I have been into jewelry, I guess the stinky
stuff seems overkill to me for silver and gold.

-T.


#2

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 startup
cost? thanks


#3
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 startup
cost?  thanks

I couldn’t find the start of this thread but it depends on what
you are going to do with it.

Marilyn Smith
Midwest America


#4

so is the preferred torch the little torch…?

I think the Hoke torch is preferred, its a little larger, a little
more money, but more versatile.

Mark P.


#5
  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
startup cost?   

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.
Good luck!

Elaine (MoonStones)