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ALL THE FACTS*:
ITEM:                             CHARACTERISTIC CROSSTECH PROFESSIONAL TORCHES Brand #1 Brand #2 Brand #3
1 STAINLESS STEEL FLAME STABILIZER: YES - WON'T MELT OUT No Some Designs No
2 SAFETY LOCK: YES  No No No
3 TEFLON CLUTCH SEALS IN 360 DEG. SWIVEL: YES  No  - USE "O" RINGS & PLASTIC No - USE "O" RING; NOT TRUE SWIVEL No  - FRICTION FIT ON "O" RINGS
4 DUAL SETTING REGULATOR: YES  No No No
5 STAINLESS STEEL FILTERS: YES  No NO -  NO  FILTER BEFORE TIRE VALVE! NO FILTERS AT ALL!
6 TAMPERPROOF REGULATOR: YES  No No No - SWIVEL CAN BE TAKEN A PART
7 SINGLE TURN REGULATOR: YES  NO -  USER  HAS TO  GUESS  AT SETTING NO -  USER  HAS TO  GUESS  AT SETTING NO -  USER  HAS TO  GUESS  AT SETTING
8 REGULATOR BUBBLE TESTED  (So Tanks won't be wasted or cause fire hazard.): YES  ? ? ?
9 REGULATOR STATICALLY TESTED  @ 100PSI FOR 1 HOURS:  YES  No No No
10 TORCHES TESTED FOR PERFORMANCE: (Some torch companies can't afford this test!) YES  ? No ?
11 FILTER IN TORCH TIP: YES  NO - DIRT WILL CLOG TORCH TIP Yes - Bronze NO - DIRT WILL CLOG TORCH TIP
12 DIAPHRAGM CONSTRUCTION: YES  Yes Yes   NO - SLUGGISH PISTON
13 1ST PRODUCTION YEAR: 1978 ? ? ?
14 TORCH MATERIALS: AIRCRAFT QUALITY ALUMINUM:     6262-T9 CORROSION RESISTANT Brass                     Very Heavy Brass                     Very Heavy Brass                     Very Heavy
15 WEIGHT: 5OZ. (Model 2000)                               LIGHT WEIGHT - LOW FATIGUE 16 oz 9.5 oz 16 oz.
16 HEAVY DUTY INDUSTRIAL TIPS: YES - MODELS 2100CLO AND 3000CLO Yes - 1 No Yes - 2
17 SMALL REFRIGERATION TIP: YES - MODEL 100 Yes No No
18 MAXIMUM COPPER TUBING SIZE : MODEL 100 MODEL 2000 MODEL 2100 MODEL 3000\ Tip A / Tip B Model **** Model ****
SOFT SOLDERED 1" 2 1/2" 4" 6" 1/2" / 2 1/2" 6 " - [GROSS  EXAGGERATION;
MORE LIKE 2 1/2" !]
1 1/2"
SILVER BRAZED: 3/4" 1 1/2" 2 1/2" 4" 3/8" / 1 3/8" 4" [We  COULD NOT   braze  2" O.D. X  39" Copper  Tubing  & Fitting!] 1"
 PHOS. COPPER BRAZED: 1/2" 1' 1 3/4" 3" NO RATINGS NO RATINGS NO DATA
19 BTU'S/HR RATING WITH MAPP® GAS: 4,770 11,528, 21,881 30,908 (We measured 10,864) 12,000 - (We measured 8,574) (We measured 7,880)
20 SWIRL FLAME: YES CROSSWIRL(TM)   BURNERS Yes Yes NO: 7" LONG FLAME - NON SWIRL
21 METHOD OF COMBUSTION: LAMINAR FLOW TURBULENCE LAMINAR & TURBULENCE TURBULENCE
22 FLAME SPEED: "Q"  (Inches of water) (MAPP® GAS) 1.75 - 2.0                                       Typical Production 1.75                        One Unit Tested 0.8 to 1.1 Depending Upon How Tip Rotated! (One Unit Tested) 0.30 - VERY SLOW! (Two Units Tested)
23 FLAME TIP EFFICIENCY: VERY HIGH - FLAME TIP COOL TO THE TOUCH LOW - FLAME TIP HOT TO THE TOUCH, WASTING ENERGY. LOW - FLAME TIP HOT TO THE TOUCH, WASTING ENERGY. LOW - FLAME TIP HOT TO THE TOUCH, WASTING ENERGY.
24 PATENTED FLAME STABILIZER: YES - PATENT NO. 4,255,124      
25 REGULATING VALVE:  "O" RING DESIGN
IN PRODUCTION SINCE 1978
 PROVEN DESIGN HISTORY
  Low Cost Tire Valve!  

 

* THIS INFORMATION IS PRESENTED AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE.