1stly, Primus, the swedish Co, has always been noted for their brass
quality kerosene blowlamps since around 1920, If its the same firm
then the quality will be good.
However, its expensive for what it is, since you dont mention what
BTU’s it gives, wether its just the torch, or its a complete setup
with hoses, regulators etc.
now Ive had a look on Ebay au. theres not much there, but on Ebay UK
oxy propane cutting torches and complete kits are from around HALF
what the Primus price is. You should look on Ebay UK to get the feel
I melt scrap with a propane torch on its own, tho its a 2in burner
running off a 47kg propane tank, into a proper melting furnace that
will take a kilo of scrap at time.
An 0xy propane steel cutting torch will give you all the heat you
might need for melting directly into a crucible.
Here in the Uk I picked up a new Chinese made propane oxy cutting
torch for around 50 AU dollars, I already have the hoses, regulators
and gas cyls.
you should go to see these torches at your local welding supplies
Thats the best place to get this kind of kit. They might just demo
one for you if you ask!!. I dont ever buy before I try.
Can you post a link to this Primus torch? They might just have made
something not done before.
I dont see how it can give 3000 celcius as even propane and oxygen
cant weld steel despite its higher calorific value. Only Acetylene
and oxygen can.
Ted in dorset UK.