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03-24-2004, 08:58 PM
Does any one have any experience with this o/a torch?
03-25-2004, 11:58 PM
You will either love it or hate it. I didn't like the price but did meet a shop teacher that purchased one for his school shop. He liked it. It seems to appeal to people who are gas welding bodywork or aluminum.
03-26-2004, 01:25 AM
From the TINMAN's site:
Russ Erb's (and others) Meco Testimonials!
I've given up my Henrob 2000. It still works as good as the day I got it, and I did weld the wing parts, tail feathers, and fuselage with it.
But since I bought the Meco Midget from Kent at Oshkosh this year, I haven't looked back. It's a wonderful torch for what we're doing and I'll stand up and recommend it to anyone who'll listen!
(Okay there was one time after getting the Meco that I used the Henrob because I needed a larger tip than the Meco would handle--for some reason the Henrob just didn't seem as nice anymore after using the Meco--sort of a "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down On The Farm After They've Seen Paris?")
I've never seen or used a Smith torch, and they must be good because
budd likes them, but I'm so happy now with the Meco I'm not even interested in trying any other torches.
Russ "One of these days Kent will finally quote me on his web site" Erb, "BearHawk super builder" Rosamond CA.
03-28-2004, 01:28 AM
One thing to think about with the Henrob. If you are planning on doing much cutting, look at where your hand will be positioned. There is also a bit more work involved to go from welding to cutting and back.
I've used a Henrob (actually a Dillon) and it's a nice enough torch but I prefer using a regular torch and holding it like a pencil. Guess old habits die hard.
03-28-2004, 11:50 AM
Is the Meco a low pressure torch also? I've been told the reason it is relatively easy to weld alum with the Henrob is because of the "soft" flame.
03-28-2004, 10:16 PM
Yes, the Mecco is a low pressure torch. I am just starting to play with it
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