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Old 10-27-2009, 11:15 AM
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Quality and workmanship. I do not make these items yet.
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I got one in 1986 and gave it to a buddy in 1998. It was OK, but I never felt it was any better than a normal torch. Everything I could do with the Dillon, I could also do with a Victor 100.
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There are three things areas that the Dillon is superior to a standard torch in my opinion.

1. Uses less gas for the same job.

2. Ability to weld thin metals

3. Cut is more accurate, controllable and has less slag.

That is based upon my limited experience with it so far.
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There are three things areas that the Dillon is superior to a standard torch in my opinion.

1. Uses less gas for the same job.

2. Ability to weld thin metals

3. Cut is more accurate, controllable and has less slag.

That is based upon my limited experience with it so far.
Use the correct sized tip and cut back on the pre-heat on your standard torch. You will find it uses less gas, is much more controllable, accurate and will have much less or no slag. You will have to cut a bit slower, but it will amaze you with it's improved performance. What makes a Dillon appear to be superior in those areas is better instructions in it's use and a willingness to follow them since it is different. It's only real advantage is weight. It is even lighter if you take the aluminum body off of it. It is a lot of fun to use a pistol grip torch since it is shaped so differently. The heat shield and guide rollers make cutting much easier. Try guide wheels on your standard torch and see how it performs.
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:26 PM
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There is something to having the oxygen and acetylene not coming out of the same tip that allows closer more accurate cutting. There is noway I can cut parallel lines withing 1/16th of an inch with my regular torch.

So far I like it and I really like the pistol grip for smaller work.
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