Troddenmasses Posted April 3, 2006 Share Posted April 3, 2006 There is a note in our local post office offering Oxy Acetylene cutting kit for £125, so I went to have a look. There was a 5ft bottle of oxygen, a 4 ft bottle of acetylene and a 3ft bottle of propane (all empty) as well as 4 regulators, flashback arrestors, pipes (a little worn, but still perfectly useable) and the cutting torch with a new tip. All of this was wheeled around on a trolley. I quite fancy this, as cutting thick steel is a right pain in the @rse, and I can't afford a plasma cutter. I only have a small garage, and already have a mig welder (thanks to SimonR) so could use tha propane, instead of the acetylene. The only problem would be the enormous bottle of oxygen. The questions are: Can anything really go wrong with the cutting head, apart from needing a new tip? Can I get hold of a small bottle of oxygen relatively cheaply, and have it filled? Does that price seem reasonable? I initially offered him £100, and when he said no, I walked away. I'm now having second thoughts. If there is nothing to go wrong with it, and I can get hold of small (knee high) oxygen bottles, I know where to get the propane tanks filled, and think that it might be nice to be able to cut and heat things up. I know that a lot of people on here have much more experience of this kind of thing than me, so any advice is gratefully accepted. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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