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I bought some land for a vacation home in Colorado and it come with a nice 40'x40' shop so I am equipping it for when I am there. For now that is about 5 weeks a year but in a few years will be 4 or 5 months. The main things I will be repairing will be a Polaris Sxs, Polaris 4wheeler, Deere 320G skid steer, my trailer, etc.

I just bought a Hobart 210 Mig welder and a Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 plasma for this shop. I took my old Black and Decker Industrial chop saw as well as a set of DeWalt cordless tools so I am pretty well setup except for an oxyfuel rig. I don't want a large one just something for when I occasionally need to heat and bend something. Between the DeWalt cordless grinder with a cutoff wheel, the Dewalt metal cutting circular saw and the plasma I don't expect to need a cutting torch. What kind of a small oxyfuel rig do you recommend?
I was thinking maybe a "B" bottle acetylene tank and a 40 cubic ft oxygen bottle? Or maybe the Harris Port-A-Torch? How many minutes of use do you think I could get out of the Port-A-Torch if I was heating up 1/4" steel to straighten or bend it?

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Since I got no responses I came to my own conclusion.

I decided to go with propane and oxygen. I ordered a Victor Medalist 250 LP Med. Duty Outfit. Today I went to my LWS to get a 80 cubic ft oxygen cylinder. It was $253 to buy it and another $25 to fill it. I went around back to pick one up and they were out. They gave me a 125 cubic ft instead!
 

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Sorry, I did not see this posting prior to today. I have a mini torch set similar to the pic below. I have only used it once in the 2-3 years that I have had it and that was recently to cut out a grade 8 bolt that was not going to come out any other way. Used up over half of the acetylene with that one use. So I would say it is good for only spot usage, which is all I really need. I need to see what I can do about having a spare tank available and what it is going to cost me to fill this one. The bad part is I went to a farm auction close to me shortly after I bought it and could have gotten a full size set for less money, but it was well used and I don't know how much was in the tanks.

Dave

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Sorry, I did not see this posting prior to today. I have a mini torch set similar to the pic below. I have only used it once in the 2-3 years that I have had it and that was recently to cut out a grade 8 bolt that was not going to come out any other way. Used up over half of the acetylene with that one use. So I would say it is good for only spot usage, which is all I really need. I need to see what I can do about having a spare tank available and what it is going to cost me to fill this one. The bad part is I went to a farm auction close to me shortly after I bought it and could have gotten a full size set for less money, but it was well used and I don't know how much was in the tanks.

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Thanks! That would have been convenient because it's light and portable but running out too quickly's not good when the nearest welding supply is a half a day car trip
 

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Thanks! That would have been convenient because it's light and portable but running out too quickly's not good when the nearest welding supply is a half a day car trip

I just got off the phone with Airgas and they said a full cylinder for a spare would cost a little over $100. $26.55 to fill it. I probably will go that route so I have a spare since they are so small. Actually, they said they would exchange, rather than fill.

Dave
 
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