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    I bought this propane blowtorch about 25ish years ago in Canada. It has very little markings left on it. But I would like to buy another one. I most likely bought it at Canadian tire or Beaver lumber.
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    Re: propane blowtorch

    Best selection is at Amazon.

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    • #3

      Re: propane blowtorch

      I had one very much like the one in the picture except mine was brass, lost it when I moved but it always worked and worked well, very reliable torch with no electronic ignitor, mine was bought at Canadian Tire in the nineties. you might still find it for sale there.

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      • #4

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        I had one just like it. Olders style Bernzomatic brazing torch. Not sure if they are available anymore. Lots of choice at HD or other. Some have a button to lock it on. others have flame control too. I like mine with single click on. No need for flints anymore.

        I have this one works great but does not have variable flame. Not really a problem. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ber...rch/1000538341

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        • #5

          Re: propane blowtorch

          If its reliable , works like it should and reasonably priced.
          Discontinued by the manufacturer probably.
          • “The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”Winston Churchill

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          • #6

            Re: propane blowtorch

            I have the TS 4000. It is an amazing blow torch with the trigger and all. I was also thinking going up to the TS 8000, but they both have the bent neck. I'm looking for something that has the air fuel mixing chamber close to the tank, with the straight burn tube. PA had one but they seem to be all sold out.
            https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ne/A-p8628075e
            Last edited by Matt Matt; 02-13-2020, 01:16 AM.
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            • #7

              Re: propane blowtorch

              More expensive than the PA one, but it is available.

              I have 3 or 4 torches, and one is much like the one shown here, but no electronic ignition on mine.

              https://www.amazon.ca/Ignition-Brazi...65091162&psc=1

              Have fun and take care
              Leo Van Der Loo

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              • #8

                Re: propane blowtorch

                You can get a perfectly good basic torch at Canadian Tire for $ 25.

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                • #9

                  Re: propane blowtorch

                  Originally posted by wintek View Post
                  You can get a perfectly good basic torch at Canadian Tire for $ 25.
                  Yes that’s true, but they do not give the very high temperature that swirl chamber torches give, and you need them if you want to do brazing.

                  https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/b...7521p.html#srp

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                  KenL and Kayhan like this.

                  Have fun and take care
                  Leo Van Der Loo

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                  • #10

                    Re: propane blowtorch

                    All I use them for is soldering copper plumbing.

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                    • #11

                      Re: propane blowtorch

                      Originally posted by wintek View Post
                      All I use them for is soldering copper plumbing.
                      And they work well for that, plus the regular propane does cost less as well


                      Have fun and take care
                      Leo Van Der Loo

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                      • #12

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                        Originally posted by wintek View Post
                        You can get a perfectly good basic torch at Canadian Tire for $ 25.
                        Basic is the last thing I’m looking for. I’m looking for the long straight tube, A high burn rate. The top one blows away the rest. I just like to get my hands on one or two more.

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                        • #13

                          Re: propane blowtorch

                          I have basic torches made from brass similar to the bottom ones in the picture posted by Matt Matt and I find that they are not up to the tasks of brazing or silver soldering. I have been on the lookout for a compact Oxy/Acetylene kit on the used market for quite some time now and might soon have to bite the bullet and buy new. I am machining some working model steam engines and want to braze the copper boilers as per Tubal Cain's suggestions. These simple propane torches just don't cut it for that kind of work! I tried a MAPP torch and found that it too was inadequate but cost lots more to operate so I passed it on to a friend for his plumbing projects.

                          Good luck with the search Matt!

                          Ken

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                          • #14

                            Re: propane blowtorch

                            I have a number of torches. None are as good as your preferred model Matt except the duel gas model BernZomatic propane/oxygen. The problem with this torch is you go through a small bottle of oxygen very quickly but you can braze anything. The 2 on the right are Can Tire specials and not good for much other than copper soldering. Third from the right is better and I have done silver soldering on band saw blades with it.

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                            Now if you want a real torch this is what you need. It will melt aluminum in "holy crap" minutes and somewhat longerfor iron.

                            Oxidizing Flame

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                            Slightly carburizing flame.

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                            I'm joking I built this for my melting furnace.

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                            • #15

                              Re: propane blowtorch

                              Originally posted by Carlosinthesticks View Post
                              I'm joking I built this for my melting furnace.
                              I built this one (actually 2) for my melting furnace. The two torches are 180° apart in the furnace. I first light the propane torch that I am searching for. It ignites one of the oil torches and then it removed. The second oil torch is installed and it lights off the one that’s already lit.

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                              This is what the propane torch (that I’m looking for) looks like inside the furnace.

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                              This is what the other two look like.



                              https://youtu.be/Y_-OSP7DDCc
                              Last edited by Matt Matt; 02-16-2020, 10:33 PM.
                              For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
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