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Old 12-22-2005, 08:58 PM
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just this week my father in law brought me a oxygen / acetylene cutting torch set, with gauges, regulators, hoses & 90degree cutting tip/torch handle, said there 30yrs old and have not been used in 20+ yrs. they been keep in a shop cabinet. hoses are dry rotted, I will look at the brand name.







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Old 12-22-2005, 09:05 PM
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The Victor 250 series will handle about anything you are likely to run into.
Will these handle propane as well as acetylene?
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Larry, That Henrob will do about everything they claim and it is a great torch BUT, After using one I prefer my Victor because it will do anything I need it to and that Henrob just feels clumsy to me, I just can't get used to that dang pistol grip. I like the soft flame on the Henrob for welding but again I can't think of a thing it will do that would make me want to use it instead of the Victor. Besides you can buy two Victor outfits for what you would pay for the Henrob with any accessories and if you need to cut plate of any thickness instead of welding then the Victor is the clear choice.
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Kringold, They will work with propane just fine all you need is the right tips. Propane will cut and braze ok but it's not worth crap for welding!

Mustangsaly, Don't even think of trying to use those old hoses! Toss those things and get new ones and if the torch don't have back flow valves(probably not on the old torches) I strongly recommend getting a set. Flash back-arresters for the gauges are a good idea also.
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This is what I'm looking for right?
http://cgi.ebay.com/LOOK-VICTOR-PROL...QQcmdZViewItem
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These are genuine Victor. Check out the "performer" or "Super Range II" as these are the best home or small shop outfits you will find.


http://www.thermadyne.com/uplFiles/l...et%20Guide.pdf
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Old 02-28-2006, 05:51 PM
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I found this on eBay, and am wondering about the price. Is this reasonable?
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Not only is that reasonable but that is a nice outfit. Tips and other parts are easy to find and that thing will last forever if you take care of it, 25-30 year old Victor outfits are common
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I went to my local AirGas today and they wanted $239 and I could pick it up there in 2 weeks. I think I'll take the $189 and 1-6 business days to my door. You better hurry, there are only 199, oops 198 of them left!

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You are going to be VERY happy with that outfit
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VICTOR SUPER RANGE II CUTTING & WELDING TORCH OUTFIT. Victor has never been my first choice, but I'm sure that it will do the job for you, since the price is right.

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Benefact, I can't help but be curious about what faults you find with the Victor since I have used them for over 35 years and find them to be superior to anything else I have used, my co-workers all say the same. I have one set that is at least 30 years old and has seen a lot of rough use over the years and it has yet to let me down. For use with a scarfing tip for weld removal or joint prep NOTHING out there comes close to what the Victor will do, IMO and I have tried about everything. That Super Range outfit will run the gamut from cutting 1" plate to welding auto body panels and will give many years of trouble free service plus it has a wide range of specialty attachments available. The Victor torches are legendary for performance and reliability and that is why when you find cheap import copies they are almost always clones of the Victor because it is so widely recognized as the top of the line.
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I never said that they are bad, I have also used all different brands on the sites that I worked on as an Ironworker, and I found that IMO Purox torches are better, I have two sets of them, one that I used in my shop and the other on the Welding Rig, and over the past 20 years they have never given any problems. No popping and no burning back inside. And the one on the truck is outside in the weather 365 days a year, and still no problems. But it is only my opinion.
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