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  • Thanks very much to Sandy. The twin carbon arc was exactly what I meant but didn't specify. I know that it is an obsolete process for welding and that carbon arc is used for gouging now days. So far i haven't been able to find one, and as I said , I might have to just accept that I have to...
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  • Thank you guys for taking the time to reply. If I had oxy aceteylene I would truly be in good shape, but I can't really justify it for bending an occasional piece of steel. I'm just thinking that with a machine that makes as much heat as an arc welder, surely it could somehow be used to bend metal...
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    started a topic looking for info on carbon arc torch

    looking for info on carbon arc torch

    retired electrical engineer : I like to design, make and repair things, whether from metal, wood, or electronics, so I fall under the hobbyist category I suppose. I have a small workshop in my garage with basic metal working equipment: drill press, band saw, grinder, vise, anvil, Lincoln 225AC(which...
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    started a topic carbon arc gouging torch for heating metal?

    carbon arc gouging torch for heating metal?

    can a carbon arc gouging torch such as Arcair be used for heating steel for bending? If it is run without compressed air, will there be an overheating problem or some other problem?

    I would like to get an old style twin carbon arc torch but it seems that the only way to do that is...
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