I've been looking for a small Oxy torch, primarily for silver soldering/brazing cast iron for home machine shop projects, and occasionally to cut mild steel plate, or use a rosebud to heat a casting.
I've read a lot of rave reviews about the Smith AW1A aircraft torch, but dang, they're hard to find!
I just got off the phone with Smith, and they've discontinued the "Cavalier" box set with the welding tips and regulators, and apparently the Smith AW1A torch is now only sold in the VT-4T set with the burglar bottles and the little lightweight (i.e., crappy) regulators.
When you price out the individual components in the Smith 'Airline"/AW1A set, it comes out to a price that makes the Henrob kit look cheap
My other option was to get the Victor 100 series torch in the SuperRange kit, but Victor has just conveniently replaced the SuperRange with the SuperRange II kit, which only has 1 welding tip
Seems like it's getting harder and harder to buy Oxy stuff...
The Smith Cavalier sets were a retail product as recently as 2005: does anyone know of any welding shops that still carry these kits?
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