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Old 10-27-2009, 05:51 AM
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I like the torch. Wonder how it does for fine cutting?
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:04 PM
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Don't know how well they work other than the various videos I've seen and talking to scrappers that used them. They seem to be used mainly for scrap work and those guys seem to have operation problems because the operators they hire aren't bright enough to use them. That's the feedback I got from a couple of scrappers anyway in discussions about them.

I've noticed a lot of different ones on ebay lately selling from around $200 up..Petrogen copies probably. They include the gas tank, hoses,torch...just add O2. Cheaper than an O/A rig ,but no idea about precision of cuts.

If someone has some hands on knowledge of them I'd be interested in hearing about them too. The price of gasses isn't going down for sure...I've been using the plasma cutter,but you always need to heat things up sometime.

This video might give an idea of how precise it cuts... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWAnv3r0CSw

You gotta love Youtube...They have all sorts of videos on these torches

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Old 10-27-2009, 03:34 PM
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Searching this site for Petrogen, I found...

http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...light=Petrogen

http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...light=Petrogen
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:14 AM
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My neighbor has a Petrogen auction find, but I don't think he's ever used it.
Time to see if it works....Even if it's just to research the process... Maybe he'll let you borrow it if he hasn't used it. Most conversations I've had always comment on being afraid to use "GASOLINE" around a torch...as if other gasses don't go 'boom' if handled improperly.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:09 AM
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http://www.petrogen.com/library/docu...%20user%29.wmv
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:38 AM
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my only problem I see with this is I use my AO for welding and brazing too.


If I was cutting only I think it would be a great way to go. Or even if resources weren't scarce as a cutting only option with keeping the AO as welding setup.


I can swap from Cutting to welding in just a matter of minutes with AO.
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