Originally Posted by Longboardr
I've got not exactly a welding question but you should be the right group of guys to ask.
I'm looking for a portable rig I can use for those times when I'm in the middle of tearing something down and need to get a fastener red hot. Taking a motorcycle to work's oxy/act rig isn't always feasible when it's half torn down and getting the resulting broken off bolts out has not a bit of fun.
Is a portable oxy/acetylene rig the most sensible choice? Recommendations for a red hot rig?
Once you get the hang of it, you can weld, braze or cut with the torches. All you need are the proper tips. My first welder was a set of "Metal Master" torches. I used them until I bought an engine drive.
Its by far the best way to learn to weld. Once you master torch welding, stick and tig are easy.
Torches new cost me about $300 plus tank rental or purhase depending on your gas supplier. Things can be had much cheaper from harbor freight or tractor supply. I think both even sell tanks.
30 years later I am still using those torches.
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