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    So I purchased a complete oxy acetylene system yesterday at my local welding shop. I got the Smith professional heavy duty torch kit thst came with the 200 torch handle, 209 cutting attachment, rosebud, welding tip, flashback arresters, and then bought the regulators and hose separately. I also purchased #4 tanks for both gasses. The torch package came with flashback arrester but, I don’t know if the install on the torch side ir the regulator side of the hose??
    also, I’ve watched a few videos snd here is what I’ve gathered.
    Turn on the oxygen tank fully, turn on the acetylene tank anout a 1/4 turn. Adjust to 5/6 rule - 5 psi on acetylene and between 40-60 on ixy depending on what I’m cutting.

    On the torch handle, the bottom oxy valve is always fully on because you make all oxy adjustments using the top knob closer to the tip.
    So firing it off, i crack open the acetylene valvlr a little and light it, make sure there isn’t any black smoke, have the fire jump off the torch til and then adjust it back to where it’s touching the tip again. Now, start adding oxy until I see the super bright narrow flame just about go away. Now I’m ready to cut?

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    There are two versions of flashback arrestors, one set fits torch handle only, one set fits regulators only, flow direction arrow on arrester has to point towards torch body that is how its determined where they mount...

    Dale
    "Fear The Government That Wants To Take Your Guns" - Thomas Jefferson..

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BeardMan View Post
      So I purchased a complete oxy acetylene system yesterday at my local welding shop. I got the Smith professional heavy duty torch kit thst came with the 200 torch handle, 209 cutting attachment, rosebud, welding tip, flashback arresters, and then bought the regulators and hose separately. I also purchased #4 tanks for both gasses. The torch package came with flashback arrester but, I don’t know if the install on the torch side ir the regulator side of the hose??
      also, I’ve watched a few videos snd here is what I’ve gathered.
      Turn on the oxygen tank fully, turn on the acetylene tank anout a 1/4 turn. Adjust to 5/6 rule - 5 psi on acetylene and between 40-60 on ixy depending on what I’m cutting.

      On the torch handle, the bottom oxy valve is always fully on because you make all oxy adjustments using the top knob closer to the tip.
      So firing it off, i crack open the acetylene valvlr a little and light it, make sure there isn’t any black smoke, have the fire jump off the torch til and then adjust it back to where it’s touching the tip again. Now, start adding oxy until I see the super bright narrow flame just about go away. Now I’m ready to cut?
      Use the search function, and you will find step-by-step instructions for adjusting the torch for both cutting and welding. Also, cutting pressure charts for thickness are usually supplied by each torch manufacturer, and differ slightly, so you will get the most efficiency by using the Smith chart.

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      • #4
        IF instructions did not come with torch set... Drop by local welding supply and see if he has copy of this....



        Just try to get latest version...

        Dale
        "Fear The Government That Wants To Take Your Guns" - Thomas Jefferson..

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        • #5
          BeardMan: Welcome to the site. Lots of good information is available here. Do some reading. ~0le
          "If a problem can't be solved, enlarge it." (The 34th president of the United States)

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          • #6
            Start with oxy at 25, it needs just enough to burn thru.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dale M. View Post
              There are two versions of flashback arrestors, one set fits torch handle only, one set fits regulators only, flow direction arrow on arrester has to point towards torch body that is how its determined where they mount...

              Dale
              Like Dale wrote, if you follow the flow arrows, they should only fit in the their proper place, male/female wise.
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              • #8
                Torch can be a highly accurate tool, some of the best cut within minor fractions of an inch with ready to finish quality. It takes a while and really some steady practice to remain truly good. When I cut every day there is a relaxation that follows. But, right size tip and just enough 0 to burn thru leaves for a best finish.
                My plasma croaked and I had to resirt to torch and this is about as good as I can do with so occasional use. Wen I cut regular can gt lot smoother finish. Click image for larger version

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sberry View Post
                  ... My plasma croaked and I had to resirt to torch and this is about as good as I can do with so occasional use. ...
                  Ya done right good, Cary. I don't know what "bottom parts)" are but they are nice ones.

                  --- RJL ----------------------------------------------

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                  • #10
                    RE: The Victor torch guide mentioned above.

                    Here is the pdf from the Victor-Esab site, c2009, which appears to be the latest (?):

                    https://www.esabna.com/shared/docume...ds/56-3260.pdf

                    Some other stuff of possible use from Victor:

                    https://www.esabna.com/us/en/educati...tag=Oxy%5FFuel

                    Garfish

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                    • #11
                      They were some brackets to mount a forklift mast for a retro fit. The last pic was rod splice and cut saves a lot of grind time.
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