Howdy all, my first post here... glad to find this forum.
I am setting up a small "garage sized" metalworking setup. I intend to mostly just do small projects like hanging pan racks, maybe a small trailer or two. Nothing big. Also, I work as an owner operator and occasionally need to weld or cut on my truck or trailer, but I can't get the trailer to my house... I live in a cul-de-sac and my neighbors would frown on me backing the trailer in to weld on it!!
I have purchased a 220V arc welder, a chopsaw, angle grinder, helmet, gloves, etc.. I want to buy a torch setup, but to get a nice Victor torch and the "medium" sized bottles (80cu ft oxygen) at the local Welding supply outfit would set me back about $575. I also looked at the smaller Victor "Cutskill" portable setup with a 20cu foot oxygen/ 10 cu ft Acetylene bottle, for about $200 less.
I am wondering if the Cutskill setup would have enough gas to last any time at all? My inclination is to spend more now for the medium size setup and have a "real" working sized torch, but I'd love to hear your opinions either way. If the Cutskill lasts awhile, maybe it would suffice???