Oxygen generators--More Specifically, EX-5 from Rio
It's funny--in researching the question I'm about to ask, I came
across a thread that I actually started waaaaay back in 2005 on the
exact same topic
[MAN I'm getting old--ha!]
Since I'm about to ask again, I guess it's obvious I never bought
one, although I did end up buying a water torch--as well as a small
traditional propane/air torch set-up for other stuff. I'm moving
forward on a natural gas + oxygen generator set up this time, and I
have *two* questions. My question is about oxygen generators (NOT
#1) Does anyone use an oxygen generator (again, NOT a concentrator)
for general jewelry work (silver, gold) instead of the
compressed/stored oxygen canisters--if so, what have your experiences
been--e.g., with what type of fuel gas, what's the reliability of the
device you use, are there other noteworthy things to consider, etc.;
#2) Does anyone have experience specifically with the EX-5 oxygen
generator as sold by Rio? What do or don't you like about it?
Since time has elapsed, I'm hoping there might be some additional
responses--at least to the first question. And anything at all about
the EX-5 will be helpful. I think the EX-5 is a fairly new
offering--at least as marketed to jewelers by Rio--so I'm not
expecting much in the way of responses yet; however, if I'm wrong and
it's been around forever and I've just been living under a rock, by
all means, please dish! It's 95% likely that I'm going to be getting
one, and I would like to have more feedback beyond the two
diametrically opposed product reviews on the site.
Thanks in advance.
[I still have a few things available from my recent tools purge...
There is a spreadsheet
(TGsPurge.xls) in the folder that contains prices and information
for the items in the photos.]