I am looking for advice on purchasing a portable soldering system
for soldering 'large' pierced overlay projects. 'Large' is really
only a 1'x2' pierced pattern to be soldered to a 1'x6' sheet. A
bracelet type project. Is Mapp gas hot enough? Or is propane OK?
What supplier can I order a screw on hose and torch tip. Do you
think a Plumbing store would have the tool I need or perhaps Home
Depot? Thanks for any advice.
Teresa Ellis Cetto
Air Acetylene plumber's torch?
I use propane/air with tips from various sources, but I fat the
propane bottle at Wal-Mart in the plumbing section.
I taught an introduction to metal jewelry fabrication class, and I
used this torch from Harbor Freight Tools:
We were just soldering copper bezels on to 22 ga brass, but it
worked well enough.
You can use the little torch with propane and oxygen in the little
bottles made for a plumbers torch. I've been using the little propane
bottle in my home shop. The whole setup would fit in a small tool bag