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Can I use propane in my cutting torch?

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Can propane be used in my cutting torch?

Yes - but here are some facts you might want to consider:

  • While some have chosen to use propane for cutting metals, most professionals find that the cutting tip temperature is considerably lower than commercial cutting gases and therefore undesirable for use, unless for light weight steel. 
  • Some have found that preheating the steel with another large BTU capacity torch helps. 
  • Beware!  Never attempt to cut open a used propane tank.  Even an empty tank can be extremely dangerous when cut open with a torch.

Propane cutting torch

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