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Old 12-27-18, 06:47 AM
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Best Air+Propane/MAPP gas torch?

I was going to pick a MAPP torch from the hardware store to do some light brazing work. Relating to bikes that would be braze-ons, dent filling and rackbuilding. A little googling showed that there are more advanced or at least trade oriented " Turbo Torches" available.
https://www.amazon.com/TurboTorch-Ai.../dp/B007ICFMAG

At this point I dont have the time and space to get into an Oxygen system, but I do have an eye out for a cheap generator, just cause...

For now though, I'd like to know how far i could get with a "Turbo Torch" and Propane/MAPP?
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Old 12-27-18, 08:02 AM
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I'm not a welding expert by any means but pretty sure you can accomplish what you want using MAPP gas and a standard type head. The issue with those more advanced torches that use throw away oxygen bottles is the cost of the oxygen. Last time I checked they were crazy expensive.
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These torches are just propane or MAPP but have different tips. It reads like the air mixing is improved from the hardware store torches.
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So I got a LP/Mapp torch heavily discounted off of Amazon, and found a local supplier for bulk Propylene. I just thought I'd link the bike project thread that the torch is hopefully the solution for. Of course with dozens of different projects running simultaneously progress is glacial.

And things were going so well (warning graphic images)
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Community College Jewelry / metal working classes they used household gas and industrial sized bottle of Oxygen ,

' Rosebud' tip melts nonferrous metals for investment casting (I borrowed it there for brazing my fork crown

a Jig less frame build I still use it , a light touring frame .. bike..
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