Hello there. I am a model maker trying to make this big leap into
Jewelry making and I am trying to find a suitable torch for my needs.
I really don’t want one of the little upright ones. They just don’t
feel right to me. I want a proper torch. I am really restricted to
Butane or Propane because its the most readily available gas in the
UK. I can get it in just about any DIY store. My problem is with the
oxygen side of things. I really don’t want to be messing around with
large oxygen cylinders and the smaller ones wont last long enough so
I am wondering weather to go with a single hose torch that will just
run off the butane or a duel fuel torch and run compressed air down
the oxygen hose. (I have a dry air supply)Walsh sells the “little
torch” that seems to be very popular but it is quite expensive (UKP
125) but i cant find another torch that will just run of the Propane.
I have found a couple but nothing that is available in the UK. I like
the look of the Prest-O-Lite but they are really intended for
acetylene. Can I run it from Propane? is it available in the UK? I
had a wander around Hatton Gardens and there were several people
selling Sievert torches but they were just too big and cumbersome.
Any suggestions would be most welcome.