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Old 04-25-2009, 03:13 PM
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I would say as long as it cuts ok us it, but if the knerf starts to get to big I would keep it to cut scrap and stuff, then us a new or newer tip for parts that need to be straight.

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Old 04-25-2009, 09:09 PM
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What size tanks are you using? I have MC and R tanks. I bought my rig for A/C work and it sure is handy. I've picked up extra tanks at yard sales and exchange them at the A/C supply. They don't check the dates, you just swap 'em out. If I know I'm going to be cutting over the weekend I can just swap out a couple of empties, I don't have to worry about the half full tanks hooked to the gauges. The down side is, gas is more expensive in the smaller sizes.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:15 PM
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I have a #2 Acet and a "M" Oxygen. I think that we may just be burning through them because we have "the bug" and that it will smooth out later. I don't really have room to store too many extra bottles. I would love to have a couple sets of the big hummers, but I just don't have the yard space...

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Old 04-27-2009, 11:26 AM
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MC and R tanks are the little bitty boogers. That makes it handy if I have to pack them somewhere to cut off a fence post sticking out of a tree stump or a mobile home tongue or anything else quick and dirty. Most of my work is with new material or scrap that can be sawn. I started using cutting torches working in a junkyard about 1974, so I know how to use them and avoid them whenever possible.
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