Smith Little Torch Jeweler's Torch Outfit 23-1001D
March 16, 2018
I bought the Smith Little Torch because the Cathedral ask me to repair an incense burner that a ring that holds it detached. After silver soldering it 3 times and the heat of the charcoal melting the silver solder, I bought the Smith Little Torch to weld the ring on. The Victor torch I have was way too big for this little ring. Last night I fired up the Little Torch and it is a beautiful tool. Took me a bit to figure out which tip to use, but it is wonderful to have such a nice, little, really hot flame. It worked great.
Next I will weld the piece that broke off my eyeglasses that holds the bow to the rest of the frame. There is no available part and when I took it to the eye doctors place to have them fix it, they silver soldered it; charged me $20.00, and it broke the first time I opened the glasses up to use them. With all the money they have; I don't know why they don't have a welder for fixing eyeglasses.
ProsI was concerned that my regulators would not work and that the torch wouldn't hook up to my Oxygen/Acetylene out fit. It hooked up fine and the regulators were just fine.
I was careful to get a real Smith Little Torch and not a Chinese knock off. I had no leaks and the valves work great. Smith company sent me to Cyberweld or another company to be sure I got a real Smith Little Torch. I do not understand why our government doesn't protect Smith and other American companies from such trademark abuse and copying.