To anyone interested in brass extension necks for their Meco Midget
torch, look up tinmantech.com, online.
They carry many great accessory products for Meco torches, including
tips, extensions, tip swivels, etc.
I was particularly interested in the 7 in and 10 in. brass extension
necks for the Meco Midget. I’ve loved everything about my shiny brass
Meco Midget, but when I am melting palladium or platinum, my hand
gets pretty hot from the flame. The 7 in. extension ($40), would give
3 in. more distance from the flame compared to the standard 4 in.
neck. The longer 10 in. extension is $55, but I thought I didn’t need
an additional 6 in. length, so I ordered the 7 in. model.
I now use a bored out tip (1.5 mm hole) for casting, ingot making,
and larger soldering jobs. Propane and oxygen with this torch will
solder or melt any precious metals, and won’t contaminate platinum.
The longer 7 in. extension that I ordered should put the torch body
at a comfortable but still controllable distance from the tip’s flame
when I make some big heat. The standard 4 in. neck that the Meco
Miget torch comes with is a perfect length for most soldering, and
the compact and light torch body is a pleasure to use. The valves on
this torch are silky smooth and easy turning, the quality of
manufacture is obvious. I actually take my torch to the buffing
machine on occasion, to brighten up it’s brass finish, as the brass
neck gets heat oxidized from intense melting jobs.
My propane/oxygen powered Meco torch, with its assortment of tips,
as well as the new 7 in. extension, will be my “all around” torch for
a new compact studio I am building. I’ll be able to solder the
tiniest parts, melt any precious metals I work with, pour ingots of
any size, as well as annealing, all with the Meco Midget and it’s
extension and tips.
Can you tell I’m a huge fan of this torch??