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    WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    Looking to buy a Twin Carbon Arc welder/Carbon Arc Torch. They're one and the same to my knowledge.

    I've also heard them called "arc torches" and "arc brazing torches".

    If you have one, and can ship, let me know.

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    Re: WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon-Arc View Post
    Looking to buy a Twin Carbon Arc welder/Carbon Arc Torch. They're one and the same to my knowledge.

    I've also heard them called "arc torches" and "arc brazing torches".

    If you have one, and can ship, let me know.
    If I still had mine I'd give it to you.

    It came with my buzz box in 1966. Probably kept it 20 years before I finally got around to throwing it out.

    They are borderline useless but I wish I had kept the male plug in connectors.


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    Re: WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    If I still had mine I'd give it to you.

    It came with my buzz box in 1966. Probably kept it 20 years before I finally got around to throwing it out.

    They are borderline useless but I wish I had kept the male plug in connectors.


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    Well I appreciate the sentiment, thank you. Seems like they're pretty rare now days.

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    Re: WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    I've seen the odd one on eBay in the past.

    Do you want it to use? Or do you need one to complete an older welder restoration project?


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    Re: WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    Both, but mainly to use. I'm picking up an old century welder this weekend, and it originally came with one. I'm also intrigued by the old-style carbon and twin carbon arc welding, and want to have a try at it.

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    Re: WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    I also had to have a try at it. Worked pretty well for heating
    for bending or removing rusted nuts. Sort of worked for brazing.
    Never had any luck welding with it. After I bought O/A set, homemade
    carbon arc torch got dismantled for parts.
    Miller a/c-d/c Thunderbolt XL
    Millermatic 180
    Purox O/A
    Smith Littletorch O/A
    Hobart Champion Elite

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    Re: WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    I've been reading up, found a couple of webpages, and an old Lincoln manual on how to carbon arc weld. Would like to keep the old style practices alive, even if they are obsolete.

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    WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    I don't think it would be classified as an old style practice that became obsolete.

    It was more an add on gimmick to sell more welders until buyers caught on.

    Edit. Sorry I realize i you're on a mission. Didn't mean to be such a buzz-kill.

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    Re: WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    The attachment may seem gimmicky, but carbon arc welding is the O.G. arc welding, first described circa 1882. Twin Carbon Arc Welding came out after that, I believe as a way to prevent carbon contamination in the welds.
    Last edited by Carbon-Arc; 07-01-2021 at 02:43 AM.

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    Re: WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon-Arc View Post
    Looking to buy a Twin Carbon Arc welder/Carbon Arc Torch. They're one and the same to my knowledge.

    I've also heard them called "arc torches" and "arc brazing torches".

    If you have one, and can ship, let me know.
    Probably hard to find, but certainly easy to make.

    https://weldingweb.com/vbb/threads/7...rbon-Arc-Torch

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    Re: WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    Quote Originally Posted by jpump5 View Post
    I also had to have a try at it. Worked pretty well for heating
    for bending or removing rusted nuts. Sort of worked for brazing.
    Never had any luck welding with it. After I bought O/A set, homemade
    carbon arc torch got dismantled for parts.
    Agree. Carbon arc torch is the poor man’s OA. OA far superior in control. But it does work and can dump some serious power into a workpiece quickly.

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    Re: WTB Twin Carbon Arc Welder/ Carbon Arc Torch

    Quote Originally Posted by Continuum View Post
    Probably hard to find, but certainly easy to make.

    https://weldingweb.com/vbb/threads/7...rbon-Arc-Torch


    I've got too many projects right now, would really like to find one for sale, rather than make one.

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