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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazen91, May 1, 2004.

  1. blazen91

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    I have a set of Victor welding and cutting torches. My question is about the cutting torch. What do the numbers on the tips mean? i.e., cutting tip #1 has (0-1-101) on it, #2 has (2-1-101) and #3 has (3-1-101). What do those mean? What sizes do I use for what thickness of metals?


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    I would say that those are probably part numbers for the tips from that company. I am not sure what number for what thickness. Higher number for thicker metal. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have a set of Victor welding and cutting torches. My question is about the cutting torch. What do the numbers on the tips mean? i.e., cutting tip #1 has (0-1-101) on it, #2 has (2-1-101) and #3 has (3-1-101). What do those mean? What sizes do I use for what thickness of metals?


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    Those are indeed probably the part numbers. Rule of thumb is the more holes at the tip of the torch the thicker the metal it will cut. I have 2 tips I use. One has 4 small holes around the outside and one cutting hole in the middle. I cut up to 3/8" steel with that. My other tip has 6 holes with an even larger cutting hole and I have used that on 1" thick plate steel. For the cleanest cuts you want to use the smallest tip possible for the job. Too big and you get a sloppy kerf (cut line) with a lot of melted metal around it.
     
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    cutting tip #1 Cuts up to 3/4" with oxy pressure set at 30-35 and acet pressure at 3-5 and an IPM speed of 15-20

    cutting tip #2 Cuts up to 1" with oxy pressure set at 35-40 and acet pressure at 3-6 and an IPM speed of 13-18

    cutting tip #3 Cuts up to 2" with oxy pressure set at 40-45 and acet pressure at 4-8 and an IPM speed of 10-12

    Keep in mind that these are setting for VICTOR only. Other brands have other settings.


    The numbers I don't know other than the obvious first number which is the tip size. I'll see what i can find out about the other numbers just to satisfy your curiousity. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    When I saw that you responded, I was expecting some smart comment. But you shocked me, Esteban. You said something intelligent!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif


    Thank you buddy. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    I have a set of Victor welding and cutting torches. My question is about the cutting torch. What do the numbers on the tips mean? i.e., cutting tip #1 has (0-1-101) on it, #2 has (2-1-101) and #3 has (3-1-101). What do those mean? What sizes do I use for what thickness of metals?


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    Those are indeed probably the part numbers. Rule of thumb is the more holes at the tip of the torch the thicker the metal it will cut. I have 2 tips I use. One has 4 small holes around the outside and one cutting hole in the middle. I cut up to 3/8" steel with that. My other tip has 6 holes with an even larger cutting hole and I have used that on 1" thick plate steel. For the cleanest cuts you want to use the smallest tip possible for the job. Too big and you get a sloppy kerf (cut line) with a lot of melted metal around it.

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    The small holes in the end of a cutting tip or the preheat holes, and have little to do with cutting capacity. The large hole in the middle is the most important. The larger the center hole, the more oxy pressure required, and the thicker steel can be cut. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    Here are the specs for the #0 tip like you asked

    1/2" cutting with 30-35 PSI of Oxy and 3-5 of acet with an IPM speed of16-22
     
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    SEEEE I am Intelimagent!! /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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    No your not, you're reading a book!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    But I be knowing how to read it!! /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Thanks for your help. I'll call next time. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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