How to Use Oxy-Acetylene Torch?
Oxy-acetylene torches use the basic mixture of oxygen and acetylene gases to create heat. The major advantage of it is that you can perform metalworks on pretty thick metals without much effort. This torch has benefits that are absent in other types of torches. It can make your work faster too.
Especially, the torch only works in four steps- lighting up the torch, setting it up, using it, and turning it off. Today we will show you how to use an oxy-acetylene torch with ease. No matter what workpiece you are working on, the work will be a breeze with the perfect instruments and following some tips.
Advantages of an Oxy Acetylene Torch
At first, we want to give you some reasons why you should go for an oxy-acetylene torch. It comes with many benefits. Among them, here are some.
The Set Up
Let us first show you the layout of a basic oxy-acetylene torch system. It has two hoses with valves to attach to gas cylinders of two gases. You may also notice a mixing valve on your cutting torch that helps both gases to reach the mixing chamber.
Before you use the torch, the gases need to be mixed properly. In this case, the oxygen goes through two sections. One is the mixing valve for oxygen, and the other is the mixing chamber where the oxygen mixes with acetylene.
How to Cut with an Oxy-acetylene Torch
Honestly, the cutting process is pretty simple. All you got to do is follow these steps
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I Do After the Cutting Process with an Oxy-acetylene Torch Is Complete?
Here are what you should do after the cutting session..
What Safety Measurements Should I Follow Before Cutting with an Oxy-acetylene Torch?
Before cutting, make sure to follow these steps
Oxy-acetylene torch is one of the easiest torches to weld or cuts any metal. But no matter what, you must still be sure to know everything necessary before using it. We also suggest you make sure the surrounding is okay and there is enough air circulation. You mostly can’t and shouldn’t focus on anything else during the cutting process.
We added all the useful information you need to know to cut metals using an oxy-acetylene torch. But you should also read the instruction manual carefully as some torches may be built differently from the traditional ones.
Last Updated on 2 years by Richard Boyer