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Old 08-31-2005, 02:35 AM
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Ya as would I now. If that thing does what it says, Tiny compared to a standard torch. seams like it would allow allot finer flame movement control.
Interesting ,thanks for the tip.

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I found a pretty informative site on the Henrob/Dillan torches with applications for sheetmetal:

http://www.cut-like-plasma.com/info_...heet_metal.htm

Looks to be about 350-450 bucks for a torch kit.

Of course this is coming from the guy that started this thread asking about using sticks for body panel repairs.
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I have read a bit on them and I think the basic kit starts around $200. The guys who have them say there are some of the angle head parts that you will never use. And they can be used with other regulators but are supposed to work best with theirs.
I saw a thread on the HAMB and many guys who had them said they would be without any other piece of welding equipment before they;d give up the Henrob.
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Is anyone here using a jewler's torch? It might be similar to using the henrob if the flame size is the same. I've seen cheapo setups sell for just over $100.
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Bob, A jewlers torch does indeed work pretty good and I also find a #000 tip for the Victor 100 C series torch to be a decent setup for body work and the whole outfit will cost less than the Henrob.
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There was a whole henrob 2000 kit on ebay for $339,Seems a little steep, for what it is but if they are the only ones making it, that is their luxury. It didnt have regulators, but it did have a buch of that extra stuff that other guy was talking about.
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Smaller torches, akin to the Henrob, but perhaps a bit better for sheetmetal include the Meco as well. I have read through the reviews of the Meco torch here:

http://www.tinmantech.com/html/meco_midget_torch.html
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That seems a little more like it as far as price for that type of tool, and I might be subject to trust that type of body style more. Hail Victor.
Did anyone catch that little blurb about having to heat treat the whole part if you use that 4130 filler? I think it was 4130.
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