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    Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch


    Hey fellow members,

    I was hoping someone in the north shore area may have a cutting torch I could borrow for all of 10 minutes. Someone decided that welding the coupler to a trailer was necessary and now I need to cut the welds to get the lunette ring out. I'll make it worth your while. Beers and cash perhaps.

    I'm located in Saugus, MA Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch-coupler-weld-jpg

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    If you need just the torch & hoses, I can help. I don't have a gas tank or anything, so YOYO for that. I realize this probably isn't what you're looking for, but...

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Wish I were closer, I'd trade you torches for Kane's donuts.

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    If you need just the torch & hoses, I can help. I don't have a gas tank or anything, so YOYO for that. I realize this probably isn't what you're looking for, but...
    I know you can get mini oxygen bottles, not sure about mini acetylene?

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    I use propane instead of acetylene. Works well enough for my amateur skills.

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    Propane is perfectly fine for cutting / heating operations. If you use it please make sure the hoses and tips are rated for propane (they are different than acetylene tips... Propane hoses are fine with acetylene, but not vice versa).

    Unpossible to Weld steel with a propane torch.

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    I know you can get mini oxygen bottles, not sure about mini acetylene?
    I think you can. In fact I think I've seen them at Home Depot/Lowe's. It's pricey but here's an example.

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    I have a mini kit like that. They are popular with plumbers and HVAC techs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I think you can. In fact I think I've seen them at Home Depot/Lowe's. It's pricey but here's an example.
    I meant even cheaper than that, like propane torch sized tanks






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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Woah, I didn't knew they made oxygen versions that small. Good to know!

    For removing stuck bolts and the like, I find those propane cans useless -- they just don't get hot enough. I have the MAPP version (no oxygen can, though) and it's great.

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Woah, I didn't knew they made oxygen versions that small. Good to know!

    For removing stuck bolts and the like, I find those propane cans useless -- they just don't get hot enough. I have the MAPP version (no oxygen can, though) and it's great.
    They dont last very long, but they do work. Oxygen and MAPP will get plenty hot!!!

    But, if he can borrow your torches and buy his own gas in those little canisters, it could work


    nothing beats a real torch, luckily I can borrow my father in laws. I had to remove studs from the turbo on the new truck and they were stuck, that torch heated the flange up cherry red in just a few second and the studs came right out

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Thanks guys. I found some kits on craigslist available but have a feeling this will be a one time use thing for a while. I'm not sure propane is going to get hot enough to cut the welds that I need.

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Propane alone, in the mini torch will not cut.

    A real propane cutting rig, that looks just like an acetylene rig will definitely cut steel. No problem. Most professional salvagers use propane rather than acetylene, both for cost and versatility reasons. As mentioned, however, you need T rated hoses and propane tips.


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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Quote Originally Posted by imkindafkedup View Post
    I was hoping someone in the north shore area may have a cutting torch I could borrow for all of 10 minutes. I need to cut the welds to get the lunette ring out.
    I'm located in Saugus, MA
    That's tough job. Between the way it's boxed in and the mass that will soak heat as you're trying to cut, a strong plasma cutter might be a better bet. A torch will do it with a big enough cutting tip though, if you can handle the slag coming back at you. On second thought, maybe a thermal lance...

    I had a job like that where I had to remove a forged drawbar that had been stick welded into a truck hitch. It sucked.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tas View Post
    I use propane instead of acetylene. Works well enough for my amateur skills.
    Propane/oxy? To weld or cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    They dont last very long, but they do work. Oxygen and MAPP will get plenty hot!!!
    But, if he can borrow your torches and buy his own gas in those little canisters, it could work

    nothing beats a real torch
    Oxygen and MAPP will get your wallet plenty hot in those little disposable cylinders. I can't imagine you could ever get the OP's project hot enough to cut before the oxygen cylinder ran out. And cutting takes a LOT of oxygen. It would be like taking a day trip on your bike and fueling it with those quart cans of "pure" gas. The threads also don't match full size regulators on those disposable cylinders.

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    If you want to have some real fun, I have a set of carbon arc torches if you've got a welder.

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    That's tough job. Between the way it's boxed in and the mass that will soak heat as you're trying to cut, a strong plasma cutter might be a better bet. A torch will do it with a big enough cutting tip though, if you can handle the slag coming back at you. On second thought, maybe a thermal lance...

    I had a job like that where I had to remove a forged drawbar that had been stick welded into a truck hitch. It sucked.


    Propane/oxy? To weld or cut?



    Oxygen and MAPP will get your wallet plenty hot in those little disposable cylinders. I can't imagine you could ever get the OP's project hot enough to cut before the oxygen cylinder ran out. And cutting takes a LOT of oxygen. It would be like taking a day trip on your bike and fueling it with those quart cans of "pure" gas. The threads also don't match full size regulators on those disposable cylinders.
    My small setup doesnt have a regulator, it just has a valve, and screws onto that size bottle.

    I agree, it isnt the best way by any means, just throwing out ideas

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Mike,
    I have a full setup of oxy/ace but I will not lend it out.
    Is there a chance you can tow it up my way this weekend? We can blow those welds off and you install the adjustable coupler to tow it home...?

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    If you want to have some real fun, I have a set of carbon arc torches if you've got a welder.
    I tried that for the first (and likely only) time recently...holy smokes! I mean sparks!

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    Let me see if I can get a pintle hook to connect it up and I would be happy to do that. I appreciate the offer. Where are you located again?

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    Re: Wanted to borrow: Acteylene Torch

    What am I doing with my life where I follow this thread so closely....

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    It's something about fire, very hot fire.

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