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Anyone used the Henrob/Cobra torch?

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Old 02-06-2005, 11:25:23 AM
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Default Anyone used the Henrob/Cobra torch?

I saw it demo-d at the Waukee Swap Meet and finally bought one. It looks like more of a pistol grip style torch than the conventional ones. It is supposed to mix the oxygen and acetylene differently to burn out all the excess oxygen so it doesn't cause bubbles in your cast weld. It is different also in that it used 4 pounds each of Oxygen and Acetylene. It will cut a very fine line almost like a plasma cutter. It seems to be all they say it is. Of course a little technique is involved also. My wife asked me if it would do all they said it would. I said, "Yes, but the question is how much practice until I can make it do it?" Sort of like a Porsche automobile. The performance is engineered into the car, but not every driver could immediately get it out. So far I seem to really like it, and was wondering if anyone had any comments on them? Kevin
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Default Re: Anyone used the Henrob/Cobra torch?

Kevin: I have one and use it infriquently, and then,mostly on small items where I need the concetrated heat in a small area, the big torch is just to much even throttled back. It's a nice handy size. Do I like it, sure do
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Kevin, I have been using mine for 10 yrs+ and like it a lot for small stuff. You do have to clean the tips frequently( esp the two smallest sizes) I use it about 40% of the time and then use the regular torch about 60%. It's a little bothersome to have to keep readjusting the pressure to 4 lbs. , especially with my old regulators. You need a steady hand for cutting too. Any little wiggle makes a ragged (but clean) cut. You will like it.
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Would not trade mine for A farm in Texas, if I couldn't buy another one. Great Tool
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