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    Anybody here familiar with these oxy/acetylene torchs.

    Does any one have any experience with these gun looking torches called Cobra DHC 2000 or formerly Dillion MK Henrob 2000

    Do they actually work anything like they advertise them to ?

    https://detroittorch.com/collections...-promaster-kit

    https://detroittorch.com/pages/dhc2000-details

    https://www.eastwood.com/cobra-gas-welding-torch.html

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/COBRA-DHC-2...YAAOxyJs5Rasmi

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    Re: Anybody here familiar with these oxy/acetylene torchs.

    Yeah, Iím familiar the POSs. Over the past few decades I have had about a dozen or so, that I acquired in surplus deals and shop buyouts. Welding with it is similar to filleting fish with a broad axe. Awkward and way to heavy to be practical. The much touted precision cutting is nothing I canít do with any of my Victor, Smith, Harris, or MECO without all the fuss of setting up the weird contraption.

    Save the grief and just purchase a real quality torch and be done with it. Probably not what you wanted to hear, but you asked.
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    Re: Anybody here familiar with these oxy/acetylene torchs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rog02 View Post
    Yeah, I’m familiar the POSs. Over the past few decades I have had about a dozen or so, that I acquired in surplus deals and shop buyouts. Welding with it is similar to filleting fish with a broad axe. Awkward and way to heavy to be practical. The much touted precision cutting is nothing I can’t do with any of my Victor, Smith, Harris, or MECO without all the fuss of setting up the weird contraption.

    Save the grief and just purchase a real quality torch and be done with it. Probably not what you wanted to hear, but you asked.
    Roger,
    I wanted to know the truth from a actual user and that is what I got. I am very happy that I didn't buy one and find out it is whacked. Almost what I expected to be honest. Basically a gimmick.


    I have high end Smith lifetime weld/cut torch set in medium duty and a AW1A torch and every tip made for both so I am set I was just curious about these and if they were all that I was going to try one.


    Appreciate you giving me your honest opinion of them. Thank you very much.

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    Re: Anybody here familiar with these oxy/acetylene torchs.

    They aren't "whacked". They work. They work good really.They're 100% unnecessary and offer nothing you can't do with a regular oxy-fuel rig. ZERO.
    It's a scam but looks good if you have a Ruger Belt buckle and Bigass pic of Heston over your workbench.

    It's kinda comfortable really, yet bulky in other ways. Sitting on a bench brazing up a manifold. OK Cool
    I straightened a scooter frame Sunday ( Chinese Vespa takeoff). No way I could have gotten in to where I was with a Henrob/Cobra ---insert current snake oil name// here.
    I was laying on the floor and had a #6 O/A stretched in there to heat and bend because a rosebud nor cutting head would go.

    Go get a Victor or decent generic cheater based on Vic or a Smith or something like the billions of others use daily. Get a whole bunch of tips and learn the skill. Get every size tip they make ! Be happy.







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    Re: Anybody here familiar with these oxy/acetylene torchs.

    In my personal opinion, the most ugly thing i ever saw and most useless tool. Aka POS.
    Better off get a basic victor set for for 200 bucks and later on add need stuff as you grow..
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    Re: Anybody here familiar with these oxy/acetylene torchs.

    It's all opinions, think about what your using it for and if it will be a better option, I used them for brazing steel and welding aluminum on many occasions and was perfect for what I was doing, cutting wouldn't be my first choice of torch, but it's still way more versatile than a plasma cutter that every garage jockey thinks they need, not bashing anyone that likes plasmas but for 90% it's money wasted, me included

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    Re: Anybody here familiar with these oxy/acetylene torchs.

    Quote Originally Posted by pat h View Post
    It's all opinions, think about what your using it for and if it will be a better option, I used them for brazing steel and welding aluminum on many occasions and was perfect for what I was doing, cutting wouldn't be my first choice of torch, but it's still way more versatile than a plasma cutter that every garage jockey thinks they need, not bashing anyone that likes plasmas but for 90% it's money wasted, me included
    Aww same here. I started the plasma dream with a Tomohakk Aire. PayPal saved the deal. Back to torch....forever. In 2013 ??? I got a Miller625 with dual volt. GREAT lil rig. I got offered more than I paid and was chomping for a PM45 Hyper so I sold, got that and a 65 about the same time. GREAT.
    Awesome ? You bet !
    Needed. Not at all for me( No cut 100 of these projects) Plasma-z greatest ability is cutting anything magnetic with no heat and little consumed( parts or energy----or cleaning)

    We still on a Cobra ? LOL

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    Re: Anybody here familiar with these oxy/acetylene torchs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzoo View Post
    They aren't "whacked". They work. They work good really.They're 100% unnecessary and offer nothing you can't do with a regular oxy-fuel rig. ZERO.
    It's a scam but looks good if you have a Ruger Belt buckle and Bigass pic of Heston over your workbench.

    It's kinda comfortable really, yet bulky in other ways. Sitting on a bench brazing up a manifold. OK Cool
    I straightened a scooter frame Sunday ( Chinese Vespa takeoff). No way I could have gotten in to where I was with a Henrob/Cobra ---insert current snake oil name// here.
    I was laying on the floor and had a #6 O/A stretched in there to heat and bend because a rosebud nor cutting head would go.

    Go get a Victor or decent generic cheater based on Vic or a Smith or something like the billions of others use daily. Get a whole bunch of tips and learn the skill. Get every size tip they make ! Be happy.
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    Bonzoo,
    Ok cool thank you. Another opinion not a lot better than the first but I will take the hint. I have good stuff now just thought there might be something neat about those funky torchs but was skeptical and thought I would ask first since they are pretty expensive considering the kit is $500 or $600 and no regulators even.

    Quote Originally Posted by irish View Post
    In my personal opinion, the most ugly thing i ever saw and most useless tool. Aka POS.
    Better off get a basic victor set for for 200 bucks and later on add need stuff as you grow..
    Quote Originally Posted by pat h View Post
    It's all opinions, think about what your using it for and if it will be a better option, I used them for brazing steel and welding aluminum on many occasions and was perfect for what I was doing, cutting wouldn't be my first choice of torch, but it's still way more versatile than a plasma cutter that every garage jockey thinks they need, not bashing anyone that likes plasmas but for 90% it's money wasted, me included
    Irish and Pat,
    Thank you too for your input. Maybe a use but limited and not worth owning really. Got it. Thank you.

    >>>>

    Never have purchased a plasma either but thought it would be nice to have but I think you have argued that point too that it seems one of those is usually not any better than a good torch.
    Last edited by danielplace; 09-25-2018 at 11:22 PM.

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    Re: Anybody here familiar with these oxy/acetylene torchs.

    I have over 100 torches of different designs that I have restored and used over the years on light gauge material through iron castings. The pistol grip torch is the only one I have ever gotten rid of. Concoa makes the best sheet metal cutting torch, Meco,Smith, and Harris make better welding torches.....yeah.

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