Once you get into repairing the piping of your HVAC system, you will need a way to solder or braze your connections together and that is where the pros will turn to oxy acetylene torches to get the job done.
Now, for most homeowner projects a lot of the time you can get away with simply using a propane or map torch (sometimes called a turbo torch.) These are fine for solder jobs that aren’t going to require a ton of heat, such as fitting a new hot water heater
When buying any torch that uses highly flammable compressed gases, you’ll want to make doubly sure that it is a quality tool with good regulators. The dangers of poor quality torches definitely outweigh a little bit of cost savings.
Overall Best Pick for HVAC Oxy Acetylene Torch
This torch kit comes with both of the bottles that you’ll need, and they are DOT stamped which means that your local gas supplier won’t have any problem filling them.
The tips that come with this set allow you to braze up to 1-inch copper pipe and the cutting tips will work with up to 1/8th inch steel.
Uniweld KLC100CT Centurion Weld, Braze and Cut Outfit with 500S Metal Carrying Stand and Tanks
- Professional contractor grade oxyacetylene welding, brazing and cutting outfit
- Two Welding/Brazing Tips for brazing up to 1-Inch copper tubing and welding up to 1/8-Inch steel
- Cutting Attachment and Cutting Tip capable of cutting up to ½-Inch steel
- Front valve welding handle with stainless steel ball point valves for accurate gas control
- Single stage Centurion series regulators with protective rubber gauge boots
Uniweld KLC100CT Centurion Brazing, Welding and Cutting Outfit w/Metal Carrying Stand & Tanks is a professional contractor grade outfit for welding up to 1/8 inch steel, brazing up to 1 inch copper tubing and cutting up to 1/2 inch steel with supplied tips. Capabilities can be expanded with other tips and accessories purchased separately. The outfit includes a metal carrying stand designed to carry a 10 cu. ft. (MC) acetylene tank and 20 cu. ft. (R) oxygen tank. Outfit Includes: Part No. Type17-0 Welding/Brazing Tip for brazing up to 1/2 inch copper tubing and welding up to 5/64 inch steel, Part No. Type17-2 Welding/Brazing Tip for brazing up to 1 inch copper tubing and welding up to 1/8 inch steel, Part No. 71 Welding Handle with front valves for finger tip control, Part No. CA100 Cutting Attachment is designed so the oxygen and fuel gas is mixed in the cutting tip for top performance and operator safety, Part No. CT100-0D Cutting tip for cutting up to 1/2 inch steel, Part No....