I still use a Presto lite Torch but I am considering a move to Oxy/Propane not because I have concerns about the acetylene but because the only time I run out of gas is when it isn’t available for a few days. The move to propane is strictly one of convenience for me. I could be perfectly happy with a Presto lite torch for years to come. But as I am upgrading much of my equipment now that I have retired from work as a designer maybe it is time to upgrade my torch as well. I have an O2 concentrator which I have never hooked up. Rob’s set up is efficient and simple and I may lean in that direction as I am a fan of both simplicity and efficiency. I have found the Smith Little torch to be a problem with my fingers in my left hand. Too much injury. I find I can’t hold the little torch comfortably. The Meco was much easier when I tried Rob’s so I may go in that direction.
I use a small propane torch for annealing and the occasional solder job at shows.
Choosing tools to make a living with is never easy. As Rob said, “Research.”
---- Robert Meixner firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: