Yet it’s easy to forget how simple and helpful oxy-acetylene cutting is:
We often get asked about what tip to use in the torch. Sometimes, we have torches coming in for repair; only to find out that the wrong torch tips have been installed. 3 questions need to be answered to get the correct tip for manual cutting:
From time to time we receive torches which have incorrect tips put in the head. Below is a picture of three different cutting tips but they have similar looking seats -hence, the confusion. If you don’t know the answer to the latter question, it can be difficult to answer. In that case, it’s best to call us for help around that issue.Sometimes, we can tell just by looking at the torch or the last tip it used.
There are several gas fuels used in oxygen-fuel welding, with Acetylene as the most common. Each gas fuel needs the proper torch tip
in order to be used properly and efficiently. For example, there are torch tips available for Propylene to compensate for its longer pre-heat time. For pre-heating efficiency, there are heavier torch tips for Propane cutting.
Below are 2 charts on choosing the correct tip.Because not all manufacturers use the same numbering system, the first tip chart shows the hole size you need for the metal thickness you want to cut.