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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2001, 08:12 AM
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I'm amassing my tool collection on a job-by-job basis. For the job I'm doing now (replacing my rear shackle hangers), I need a torch. Don't they have those smaller, back-pack style torch kits? What do y'all recommend for a small, home-use general work-on-jeep-stuff torch? And where do y'all get your gas refilled?

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Those smaller cylinders don't last very long at all... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Might be long enough to get the project done but in my opinion at least it'd be a pain to constantly be running back and forth from the welding shop (to refill the tanks) and back... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]</font>

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Right now I'm renting my tanks (the large cylinders) and have been thinking about buying a set of the small cylinders, the big one are a real pain to try and move around. How long to the really last, any idea on cutting time?
How much is everone else paying to rent their tanks?
I think I'm paying $8/month for the tanks + refills...



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look at your local hardware and farm stores for a oxy-acetylene kit with torch, regulators, hose, and accessories. should be around $50-$75 for one of the smaller ones. i'd get something name-brand so you can easily get parts. you can then either buy or rent tanks. i prefer to buy my tanks so i don't have to worry about monthly billing. the way i understand it is you "own" a set of tanks, but they still trade them when you get them refilled. i'm not sure on the capacities, but the acetylene is about 30 in. tall and the Oxygen is about 48 in. tall. make sure you turn off the valves on the tanks when finished or they make leak. hope this helps! matt

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i have the small portable tanks and they suck to have to fill up all the time. they are nice because they are easy to carry other places though.

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Here is the set up I bought earlier this year. It ran about $400 including gas out the door from the local welding shop. I was able to do my front air bumper and cut up a whole mess of practice stuff before I had to refill the oxygen bottle. It is not to large and came with the cart for mobility. Good size in my opinion for a shop with limited space.

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Thanks for the help. And thanks for the pic, BigHG. I'll swing by a local welding supply shop, and then compare to Sears and Home Depot. I hate when a simple project is held up by lack of proper equipment.

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