13 March, 2014

Cutting Torch

This will be my last question about this for a while now I promise. OK so have worked out from other questions I asked that to cut tin cans I will need a cutting torch. I'd need it to be like a micro one for doing fairly intricate patterns etc. Can anyone recommend/link me to a good but cheap one? Also, do they pretty much all require you to have a gas cylinder? And if so, are they easy to get hold of? Thanks again. Do you know what I found? Don't know who told you to get a cutting torch,for tin cans that's excessive. Not only that the need two gas cylinders,one acetylene or maap and one oxygen. And for cutting these micro torches really eat the gas. Never timed it but my small set probably gets maybe 20-30 Min's cutting and that uses about 30 of ox,not cheap. Great for small welding. Not for cutting. Only one I know off is the Rothenberg roxy,runs about 150-200. I'd rethink your plan. Ive cut cans with everything fron hacksaws to tinsnips. Oxy/acc is not neat or accurate,just easy. Repost with more detail. :::Back again having found you'r posts and links. I'd say they were cut using a combination of hand tools. Heat may have helped,steel get hard as you work it and heat anneals it to soft. For eg,I'd drill a hole top and bottom of the slot to be,and cut the sides with a dremmel,finishing with hand files. Got to say,nice work,very skilled. Not easy.

Using a cutting torch is serious stuff. Its pretty Safe when used properly, but not safe at all w. . .


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  1. Mindi X1328 March 12, 2014 at 12:53 am #
    I'd ask all the questions you want, and as many as you want. That's what this place is for. Hmmmm, let me see,. . . . . . . . . .
  2. Jasmine Durham March 12, 2014 at 6:06 am #
    Well I didn't read your last post. . . . Like a retard I know. . . . But what type of can are you cutting? Because if its just the food type. . All you will need is a dremel (or similar) tool with any cut-off disks. You will be able to do all the fancy cuts you want for like 1/100th the cost of a set of oxy torches or plasma cutter, just my 2 and a 1/2 cents. . Hope this helps.
  3. Jasmine Johnson564 March 12, 2014 at 9:19 am #
    Using a cutting torch for tin cans is way too much overkill. You can get small propane micro torches from places like Harbor Freight. The best way, as already stated, is a Dremel tool with the cutting wheels.