The range of usefulness of butane torches for goldsmithing can be
described, - from absolutely useless, to severely limited at best.
People say the same thing about propane (not propane/oxygen, just
straight propane )?
Could you expand on “why” butane is useless to severely limited at
I have no experience with butane, so I can’t comment, but I may find
I’m in a workshop where they do use the gas, so for’s and against is
As for propane, as a straight gas, it’s very useful as long as you
know how to take advantage of its properties. The only thing straight
propane can’t do is melt steel, or melt platinum (although I did
manage to reach the melt-point of platinum, not the flow point).
Regards Charles A.