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    Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    Back in 1979 I purchased a set of torches from the local Sears Roebuck. They've worked great all these years.

    Well I went to use them the other day and I notices that the Acetylene regulator was leaking out of the back.

    My questions are who made these torches for Sears and are parts available to rebuild the regulators?
    I was under the impression that Harris made them for Sears, if so does anybody know what series they are?

    Since they are over 30 years old and have never been apart I think it would be a good idea to go through both regulators.

    Thanks in advance for any help with my questions.




    The Acetylene regulator Model Number is 313.543021 which is the same for the Oxygen regulator


    Back side of the Acetylene regulator







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    Re: Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    Sears Craftsman code 313 is Harris Calorific.
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    Re: Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldendum View Post
    Sears Craftsman code 313 is Harris Calorific.

    Thanks Oldendum

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    Re: Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    Doug,
    I started with the same torch set back in the seventies!
    When I bought a Victor set, I passed mine onto my brother-inlaw and he was still using them the last time I visited.
    The rust and corrosion on yours looks exactly how my old set looks.

    Regards,
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    yes Harris made! very neat set! good luck getting them repaired!
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    You can contact these guys. They do a great job on rebuilding regs and gear. Quite a few guys here have used them and had good results. HP O2 isn't something to mess with yourself. This is a job best left to those who know what they are doing and know the proper procedures for servicing O2 gear.

    http://www.regulatortorchrepair.com/repairservices.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJW View Post
    Doug,
    I started with the same torch set back in the seventies!
    When I bought a Victor set, I passed mine onto my brother-inlaw and he was still using them the last time I visited.
    The rust and corrosion on yours looks exactly how my old set looks.

    Regards,
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    i have the same set of gauges also from the 70's. still working too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJW View Post
    Doug,
    I started with the same torch set back in the seventies!
    When I bought a Victor set, I passed mine onto my brother-inlaw and he was still using them the last time I visited.
    The rust and corrosion on yours looks exactly how my old set looks.

    Regards,
    John
    John
    This has been a great set of torches, I've used them to cut metal well over and inch thick. It just recently began leaking out of the back of the Acetylene regulator.

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandWeldingKid View Post
    yes Harris made! very neat set! good luck getting them repaired!
    Thanks Island Welding Kid, I plan on getting them fixed, they are good made in the US regulators and should last another 35 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by DSW View Post
    You can contact these guys. They do a great job on rebuilding regs and gear. Quite a few guys here have used them and had good results. HP O2 isn't something to mess with yourself. This is a job best left to those who know what they are doing and know the proper procedures for servicing O2 gear.

    Thanks DWS, I had planned on repairing them myself. if I could get the kits to do it. My local welding supply can't get the parts. so I'll give Regulator Torch Repair a call. Thanks for the link.

    http://www.regulatortorchrepair.com/repairservices.php
    Quote Originally Posted by docwelder View Post
    i have the same set of gauges also from the 70's. still working too.
    Hey DocWelder I really like how they fit in your hand. They have a thick handle and won't twist while trying to cut or braze.

    Thanks to everyone for your help and suggestions.

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    Re: Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    Anyone have the usermanual for this setup? Craftsman 313.544101. Just got one today for $50.

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    Re: Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    I have the same set purchased new and the acetylene regulator went bad a couple years ago. Sent both regulators to regulator & torch repair and kits for the acetylene regulator are NLA. They did rebuild the O2 regulator and did a fine job along with a couple of flowmeters I'd sent them.
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    Re: Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    The acetylene low pressure gauge is flakey - can that be replaced or am I better off just getting a new regulator? They are cheap on ebay.

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    Re: Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    Yes, gauges can be replaced easily. All the LWS that I know of stock them and some of the farm and fleet supply houses.
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    Re: Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    I also have one of these sets from 1979. I have lost some of the mixers that the tips actually screw into. The mixer then screws on the the torch handle. I cannot find the mixers or tips anywhere. The mixer size is kind of an odd ball size. The base of the mixer where it screws onto the handle is 22mm. Most mixers are 16mm or 22mm. Does anyone know which Harris model this craftsman model would equate to? Maybe a 19-6? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    Quote Originally Posted by chief400 View Post
    I also have one of these sets from 1979. I have lost some of the mixers that the tips actually screw into. The mixer then screws on the the torch handle. I cannot find the mixers or tips anywhere. The mixer size is kind of an odd ball size. The base of the mixer where it screws onto the handle is 22mm. Most mixers are 16mm or 22mm. Does anyone know which Harris model this craftsman model would equate to? Maybe a 19-6? Any help would be appreciated.
    Check the Harris website. Possibly email them and see if they will tell you.
    https://www.harrisproductsgroup.com/...nd-Mixers.aspx
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    Re: Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    Ok, thanks Roger.

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    Re: Craftsman 313.544101 Two Stage Oxy- Acetylene Torches

    Hey Guys It's been a while since I've posted and I've gotten a few messages about the owners/user manual for the torches.
    I uploaded a PDF file for the manual on Vintage Machinery's website. below is a link to the manual.

    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=21633

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