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  • gnforge
    replied to Advice Needed To Prevent Warping
    Warping or pulling of metal comes from the cooling i.e. Metal contracts as it cools. It expands as it is heated then it contracts as it cools. The problem is it expands in the easiest direction it can but contracts more even so you get distortion or simply warping. <br />
    Try this take 2"...
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  • gnforge
    replied to Smoke Axe
    5-50 may not be for everyone. But as for 20-25. price comparison keep in mind Oxy is far cheaper than Acy. <br />
    Lg. Oxy $18.50 Med. Axy. Almost 3-times that much. <br />
    And 50lb. Is not that high. In my large Smith torch tips they recommend 50 to 60 lbs and my rose bud runs...
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  • gnforge
    replied to Blow your welders out..
    Yeper 👍
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  • After couple years of using mine it did something similar but can't remember which help code but wouldn't weld. Was interment and would work if I restarted it. <br />
    Called LWS, he said pull covers and blow out completely with air. Very fine metal dust can cause these type issues. (I use...
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  • gnforge
    replied to Smoke Axe
    A wile back my LWS went to a training and told me to give the 5 - 50 rule a try. 5lbs Acy and 50lbs Oxy. <br />
    I've used torches for 40 years and never set mine quite like that but after a try I liked it.<br />
    Also a few years back Acy was very expensive and hard to get for...
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  • Looks like Big something 30, 40, 50 ?<br />
    Probably 30,40 or 50 as its a 4 cyl. Lighter models were 3 cyc. <br />
    Basic model. Guessing maybe mid 80's just a guess. Better picture would help. <br />
    Left grab handle is rough setting and right round knob is fine setting....
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