What you described is true for the Smith torch. The tips look the same but they will not interchange. The handle on the Smith torch does not have the oval handle. It is a corrugated metal tube much like a oxygen/actelene handle. The big difference in the torch in the percission of the tips. Depending on the tip used the flame can go from 1/8th in. to 3 in. The gauge is also better made. Rio grande carries this torch. Look on page 187. Price $115.00. They also carry the air/propane version of the same torch. Most gas supply houses do not carry this type of torch in stock but will order one for you.
Thank you for the explaination! If it’s “basically” the same
thing, I see no reason to spend money on, yet, another torch . .
. I may have to get the various tips though . . . I’ve been
rather successful using the one that the torch came with. H m m
m, maybe I should spend my bucks on other things??? I don’t know
. . .