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Oxy / gasoline cutting torch!?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Frank, May 24, 2007.

  1. Frank
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
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    Has anyone ever seen or used one of these? First I ever heard of it. An Oxy/gasoline cutting torch.

    http://www.petrogen.com/
     
  2. That seems like it works really well.

    I read their comparison to acetylene..

    I have an abundance of old gas..not varnish, but a little old for newer cars, that I could put to good use.

    The only thing that scares me a little is "you will smell a leak" ..

    Yes you will, and if you can smell it, flame can find it, then you go boom..
     
  3. scrapmetalart
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
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    A buddy of mine is a blacksmith/artist & uses one of those. It drips gas as it is working & cuts 6" thick steel. That thing is CRAZY & great all at once...

    http://www.hamiltondixon.com/

    look at tthis. The base pieces are cut with a gas/oxy torch...
     

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  4. scrapmetalart
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  5. Crusty Nut
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    We are getting one at work very soon. A few guys here have used them and think they are the shit. I seriously doubt they are any less safe than a regular torch. They are marketed pretty heavily to the fire/rescue set.
     
  6. Muffler Bearing
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
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    once you start your cut, you can turn off the acetylene (or gas) and cut (burn) with just the oxygen. the acetylene is just to get the flame started anyways...

    -j
     
  7. Lotek_Racing
    Joined: Sep 6, 2006
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    At almost $5.00 per gallon..

    I'll keep my acetylene.. Thanks.

    Or just save the gas money for a plasma.

    Shawn
     
  8. how much are they? sound pretty cool.
     
  9. rodknocker
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
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    they are used quite a bit in the fire service,for rescue operations, we have a few of them on our rescue trucks.they operate just as an oxy/act set up just with the gasoline being more available at a fire scene.they are expensive,usually more than oxy/act.
     

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