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Need help learning to cut with Oxy&Gas

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tugmaster, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. One other thing I noticed. On my acetylene gauge the needle is bouncing back and forth. I don't know it I have a problem with the gauge or not. I bought them used. I'm thinking I may want to get them rebuilt. Todd

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  2. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,081

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Best advice----Trade in all your present equipt. & use Victor equipt.---Best in the business!
    Use a 00 cutting tip for 3/16 & lighter.
    Acet. set at 7-10 lbs
    Oxy at 35 lbs.
    Torch butt oxy valve open wide.
    Open acet. 1/4 turn.
    Open oxy side valve on cutting attachment to draw back points to a sharp point while holding cutting lever down all the way.

    Like all previous guys advice---Practice until you are satisfied with your results.
    Good luck!
    Don----Welding since 1951
  3. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    actually install the flash backs at the end of the candle , I have seen hoses on jobsites that had a burn back in them and when it came undone ( burned thru ) it whipped like a wild snake with a bad case of heartburn shooting flames .
  4. oldcarguygazok
    Joined: Jun 20, 2012
    Posts: 401

    from AUSTRALIA.

    Not sure where your cutting,but the last thing you need is hot metal flying around the workshop,nothing worse than the feeling of burnt skin and pants on fire.In my shed I have 44gal steel drum [no lid]with grid steel''it's commonly used on work platforms'',this i placed on top of the drum,so you put your steel down and when your cutting,the sparks are contained in the drum,good luck,Gaz!
  5. derbydad276
    Joined: May 29, 2011
    Posts: 1,321


    THIS!!! wrecking yards have been doing it this way for years propane is a lot cheaper if all your doing is cutting the cost of one bottle will make up for the cost of the tip needed

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