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Smith with Port-a-Torch


#1

Hello all…first time posting.

I was given an oxy/ace setup over the weekend. It is a Lincoln
"Port-a-Torch". I believe it’s this one

http://tinyurl.com/ygev6vx

My question is this…will the hoses/gauges/regulators work with the
Smith Little Torch, the Prestolite, or any other smaller torches
commonly used when making jewelry?

I currently use a Brazer and a MAPP but have always wanted a
"proper" torch, KWIM?

Thanks,


#2
My question is this...will the hoses/gauges/regulators work with
the Smith Little Torch, the Prestolite, or any other smaller
torches commonly used when making jewelry? 

The tanks and regulators will work with the Smith little torch, or
Meco Midget. Also the acetylene tank and regulator will work with a
prest-o-lite style air acetylene torch. You will probably find the
hoses too bulky for the small jewelry torches though and the Little
torch comes with its own light weight hoses.

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


#3

I’m curious about this answer too as I’d like to know if I can buy
the Little Torch to use with my AmeriFlame. Would I have to
substitute the hoses and regulators or will the little torch fit on
the same hoses? I’m finding the larger flame a bit awkward while I’m
still getting used to the oxy/ace setup. I wrote to Smith Equipment
but all they told me was to ask one of their distributors. Not very
helpful people.

I would like to buy a Little Torch but am unsure of the minimum I
need to buy. Do I need to purchase new hoses or will the ones I
currently have work with the Little Torch? Can I even purchase the
torch separately without the hoses? Do I need to purchase new
regulators? I’m using the small tanks, not sure what they’re called
but they’re not the large ‘B’ size. Any assistance on how to get
what I need at a minimum of expense would be very helpful. I’m out of
work and trying very hard to make a go of it with my jewelry.

Michele
MikiCat Designs
http://www.mikicatdesigns.com


#4

Your regulators will work but not your hoses. The Little Torch comes
with it’s own light weight hoses.

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


#5

Most Smith kits come with the head, hoses, and a tip assortment for
about $125. As far as I know, most gas outfits use standardized
parts. Safer that way, I assume. For example: I picked up an O/A
cutting rig for cheap and took off the big, scary head and heavy
hoses it arrived with. I hooked my Little Torch right up to the
regulators. No fuss, no adapters, no problem. I was happily
soldering away about an hour later :slight_smile:

Andrea


#6
My question is this...will the hoses/gauges/regulators work with
the Smith Little Torch, the Prestolite, or any other smaller
torches commonly used when making jewelry? The tanks and regulators
will work with the Smith little torch, or Meco Midget. Also the
acetylene tank and regulator will work with a prest-o-lite style
air acetylene torch. You will probably find the hoses too bulky for
the small jewelry torches though and the Little torch comes with
its own light weight hoses. 

I pulled the trigger last night and ordered the Smith Little Torch
23-1001D (torch w/5 tips and hoses). Based on the reply I received
above, I assume it will work with the tanks/regulators/gauges that
are used on the Port-A-Torch I was given and all I’ll have to do is
simply hook it up without having to purchase adapters or anything
else…right?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Sherry


#7

Sherry,

I pulled the trigger last night and ordered the Smith Little Torch
23-1001D (torch w/5 tips and hoses). Based on the reply I received
above, I assume it will work with the tanks/regulators/gauges that
are used on the Port-A-Torch I was given and all I'll have to do
is simply hook it up without having to purchase adapters or
anything else...right? 

If you bought what I just bought then yes. The just received the
same little Torch kit and while the hoses are much, much thinner than
the regular ones, the fitting connects to standard sized regulators.
Mine fits perfectly and I love it!

Michele
MikiCat Designs
http://www.mikicatdesigns.com