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Old 07-04-2005, 08:45 PM
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hot head vs torch

Newbie to the trade---started 3 months ago with a hothead and I am thinking about upgrading---any suggestions on a torch to buy for someone at this point who is using it as a hobby, but thinking about more increased future use. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-04-2005, 09:17 PM
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Re: hot head vs torch

I like the good old basic Nortel Minor Burner...Roger.
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Old 07-04-2005, 09:21 PM
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Re: hot head vs torch

to move from a hot head up to a minor or any other 'big kid' torch will involve the extra expense of an oxygen source. Do you want to use a concentrator or tanked? That may ultimately make a difference in your torch choice.
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:08 AM
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Re: hot head vs torch

I've worked on several brands of torches, and greatly prefer the GTTs -- Glass Torch Technology's "cats". They run super-quietly, efficiently, and HOT! I've had my Lynx for 3 years now and haven't outgrown its capabilities.
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Re: hot head vs torch

Since you asked! all kidding aside I would go with the Minor. It's a sweet small torch and an ideal step up from the HH. However, If you plan on jummping right into doing boro you would need something larger that gives more heat.
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Old 07-05-2005, 06:29 PM
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Re: hot head vs torch

The Mini cc is a great torch.It gets a pinpoint all the way up to a nice bushy flame and lots of radient heat.
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Old 07-06-2005, 02:08 PM
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Re: hot head vs torch

Thank you to all who responded-I keep hearing that quite a few people love the lynx and I believe I will look into it.
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