|Name||TS3500T Multi-Use Torch Head||Self-Igniting Trigger Torch||Swivel Torch||TS8000KC Premium Torch Kit|
|Fuel Type||Propane Gas||MAPP||Propane Gas||MAPP|
|Torch Head Type||Rigid||Rigid||Rigid||Rigid|
|Torch Cooling Method||Air Cooled||Air Cooled||Air Cooled||Air Cooled|
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Not legally. It does not have DOT stamps and cannot be transported if you refill (and get caught). Most welding shops will not refill it due to the lack of DOT stamping plus the fact that it is well know that this type of cylinder is meant to be disposable. It's a big fine to refill it and not worth it to them.
The type of torch you need depends more on the size of the object that you are trying to solder onto. If the object is larger it will have a larger thermal mass and absorb much of your torch heat not allowing it to heat up to the melting point of the soldering agent quickly. The heat may then transfer a long way damaging other items. If you are able to heat up the base metal faster (higher temp), then you can spend less time on the joint and the heat will not go as far. The base metal then reaches the melting point of your solder sooner. When the object reaches the temp of the (silver) solder melting point, the solder will then flow (you melt the solder with the heat from the object being soldered and not the torch.) That's why the the MAPP gas is better for soldering large copper joints. It will also solder small pipes very quickly. Conversely, if you are soldering large copper pipes with propane, then you will have to spend a lot of time with the flame on the pipe to propagate the heat into the joint. I use the example of the pipe only to illustrate that it depends what size of object you are soldering onto. Propane may be good enough for you. This torch can also use propane if you want. So it may be good to spend a little more on this and have the option of either fuel. It does have a large swirl flame. If you are looking for a pin point type of flame then this is not what you want.
no you would have to get a whole new head that is smaller
Pretty sure it can’t. Why would you want to change the tip?
You can use propane without issue
The yellow map gas burns hotter and heats up faster but you can also use the blue regular gas it will just take a little longer for the fitting to heat up to take the solder
Yes this works fine with propane. It will burn around 100 degrees cooler than mapp but it works fine.
Propane does NOT burn hotter than MAP-Pro gas which burns at a temperature of 3,730 degrees Fahrenheit, while propane burns at 3,600 F. Because it heats copper faster and to a higher temperature, MAP-Pro gas is a superior alternative to propane. I have a torch specifically designed for use with butane. I don't know how this torch head would work with that kind of fuel cannister without an adapter or if it is possible at all. But I doubt it. MAPP gas is the fuel that I prefer as it burns hottest to sear and caramelize meat after sous vide cooking.
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