View Poll Results: Uniweld vs. Turbo Torch vs......

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  • Uniweld

    6 31.58%
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    11 57.89%
  • Other

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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
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    Uniweld vs. Turbo Torch vs.....

    I've had a Uniweld for about 8 years, and the tips are great, rosebuds, etc., but the handle valves and regulators suck.
    I've replaced the acet. reg. once already, and this thing just will not stay at 5 psi?! It has a mind of it's own!
    The handle valves are loose as hell, so when you're in tight spots, and just tap one of the valves, it turns into a cutting torch.
    Not good for TXV's.

    I've used a TT on several occasions, and it seems like a Caddy compared to my Uniweld.

    Just wondering if anyone else has had similar issues with Uniweld?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Jackson, TN
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    21
    I have the Victor portable set. The torch handle is a little heavier because of the flashback arresters but is a very good set.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
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    4,439
    I have a company-provided Turbotorch by Victor oxy-acetylene set. The torch handle and regulators are kind of a pos.

    The acetylene regulator will not maintain 5 either. It will fluctuate between 4 and 6, sometimes will throttle down to 2 on its own, and you have to crank it in more halfway through a braze.

    The torch handles are tight, but as soon as you walk into a freezer, they instantly become looser than loose.


    I have a personal set that's a Radnor by Victor oxy-acetylene set, about 5 or 6 years old. The torch handle is bigger and a lot nicer. The regulators also seem a little better.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    aiken s.c.
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    179
    My uniweld does the same thing but I still like it.Haven't had to change regulators yet.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Maine
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    515
    I have the Uniweld oxy/acc kit and I haven't had many issues only had it for a year now. the handle knobs do get turned sometimes when bumping into stuff while brazing, but other than that I like it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Virginia
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    4,905
    You can not tighten the packing nut under the knob ? Makes the knob harder to turn
    We really need change now

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    aiken s.c.
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    179
    Might try that and see if it helps,thanks

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