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    Best MAPP torch?

    I'd like to buy a MAPP torch for "hard brazing" - I.E, using 50%+ silver solder. Can anyone recommend a brand? I hear the high-end Bernzomatics are nice.

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    I have used the bernzo model with the pietzo. It works fine. Mapp was a mixed blessing, it worked better being hotter, but it created quite a bit of contamination, soot. Never had a rack come apart, but it wasn't nice. Propane is pretty cold, but a lot of it will get the job done. Hybrid burners has the best burners. Overall better to get set up of PO or AO.

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    The pietzo bernzomatic is good. Local hardware stores also have the hosed one which is similar but without the pietzo. Look for the torches with large air holes. Once I set it close to max and the MAPP bottle got very cold, with condensation. It was drawing plenty of gas.

    I agree in getting a oxy-fuel setup. I did recently. No coming back.
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