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Neural
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« on: June 05, 2010, 04:08:03 am »

Anyone have info or links to info on how and when to clean the tips on a Smith Little Torch?
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Michael
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 05:24:48 am »

if the holes are plugged up you use s torch tip clesner. it is a small blue bow with diffferent gauge wire tip cleaners in it. you get them from your local welding supply house. the big box stores may have them.
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 08:45:49 am »

Be careful when you clean the tips, some have ruby inserts. I found this out when I dropped the torch once and it hit the concrete floot directly on the tip and broke the insert.  I prefer to soak them in a solvent usually denatured alcohol. The holes in the tips  are so small that I doube that there sre brushes small enough to go into the holes. Sometimes when the tip gets sooted up during a soldering operation I just carefully rub the tip on the soldering block and continue soldering.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 02:31:58 pm »

The normal tip cleaners for torches available at welding shops are way too large for the little Smith Torch. I agree with Bobby1 about soaking the tips in a good solvent. Once you do that, raise your oxygen pressure and blow out the tip. Don't forget to reset your O2 regulator, not that I have ever forgotten!!!


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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011, 10:06:29 pm »

I have had good luck cleaning the jeweled tips on my smith little torch in the ultrasonic with a good buffing compound remover added to the water. I usually just blow out any left over water after I rinse with oxygen. Seems to handle the soot and dust O.K.
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