I just got an OA cutting setup used. Unfortunately I wasnt able to look at it before purchasing. Still think I got a good deal on the tanks, but im completely new to OA usage so ive got a few questions that someone might be
able to help with.
First off, the hose looks super old. Its cracked all over the place. If it doesnt have a leak, is it still safe and fine to use?
Secondly, in my first attempts to cut metal with the torch a few things happened:
1. I had a hard time getting a neutral flame at first. It seemed that I could crank the oxygen all the way up and down and not get a proper flame. The next time I tried, after closing it all off and starting again, I was able to get a neutral flame just fine. Third time, had trouble once again. Any idea what might be the problem? Is my oxy psi not set high enough perhaps?
2. When I cut, the flame goes all the way through and seems to make a decent cut, but after my torch passes the area, the metal continues to bubble and, to some extent, melt back together. Why is this? Do I need another tip for the torch? Is it cutting too hot?
Many thanks for your help
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