1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Torch Welds Aluminum, Cast Iron, Stainless Steel
It's the new Dillon gas torch ù developed in Australia and manufactured in Switzerland ù which uses a unique gas-mixing chamber to make a precise, more heat-concentrated flame that, the company says, allows even inexperienced welders to cut or weld aluminum, stainless steel and cast iron, as well as mild steel up to 1 in. thick. Except for aluminum, no flux is required to weld with the torch ù it simply fuses the two surfaces together.
"It's extremely precise and especially popular with irrigators for repairing holes in aluminum pipe," says Von Braschler, of Shannon Marketing, Welches, Oregon, importer of the torch.
In addition to its other benefits, the Dillon torch is reportedly 50% more fuel efficient than conventional torches and operates at a full 20 psi oxygen and 4 psi acetylene. Other gas-saving welders require lower pressure rates, according to Braschler.
The Dillon torch introduces oxygen outside the flame for its more concentrated heat flow. The company says this helps minimize distortion and reduce oxidation. It also allows it to weld over most oily surfaces.
Ed Dillon, Australian inventor, has won numerous awards for the torch, which is now on the market across the globe. It sells for $285, including two cutting attachments, guide wheels, heat shield, manual, and four brass tips.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Shannon Marketing, Inc., P.O. Box 378, Welches, Oregon 97067 (ph 503 622-3500).
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