Just What I Needed (Almost)
July 1, 2012
I love this little torch. It's made silver brazing so much easier. It's simple to set up, and straightforward to use.
The only thing I would have done differently is to buy the version that uses two stage regulators for both the fuel gas and oxygen. The smaller tips for the torch are finicky when it comes to pressure, too much and they blow themselves out. Smith includes a recommended pressure chart for each tip, but the disposable tank regulator is pre-set, and there's really no way to accurately achieve different pressure settings.
I contacted Smith, and they suggested I adjust the pressure by removing the torch tip, opening the gas valve and listening to the sound of the gas hissing.
ProsLightweight, easy to use, precision flame.
ConsDifficult to make use of smaller tips without dual stage regulators on both tanks.