Harris cutting and welding tips
By Al Rovira

Did you know that cutting and welding tips need to be properly cleaned and maintained?

Cutting and welding tips require proper cleaning using appropriate tools to keep them working properly. Unfortunately tip maintenance tends to be forgotten or discarded completely, and this can have a drastic effect on performance.

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What is the 1/7 acetylene rule?
By Neal Lembke

What is the 1/7 acetylene rule?

Acetylene by nature is an unstable gas that has limitations. The 1/7 rule protects operators from unsafe operating conditions. But what, exactly, does the 1/7 rule say and what effect does it have on acetylene cylinders? This blog entry written by Neal Lembke answers those questions.

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Rail cutting with a Harris torch
By Harris Products Group

How to properly light, adjust and shut down an oxy–acetylene torch

Lighting, adjusting and shutting down an oxygen-acetylene torch is easy – especially when following the proper procedures. In addition to these easy to follow instructions, you must always be sure to follow the torch manufacturer's operating procedures.

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titanium cutting image
By Mike Baglier

Did you know that you can cut titanium with an oxy-fuel torch?

Did you know that you can cut titanium with an oxy-fuel torch? It's possible, with the right equipment and know-how.

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Hose blog image
By Doug Perry

What is the difference between A, B and C welding hoses?

This blog looks at the difference between welding hose - hose size, connection size, and gas usage.

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Cutting metal with an oxy-fuel torch
By Harris Products Group

Can titanium be cut with an oxy-fuel torch?

Titanium can be cut with an oxy-fuel torch as long as you take certain precautions to protect yourself and your work area.

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Cutting with a Harris torch
By Harris Products Group

Will a Check Valve stop a Flashback?

A flashback is an uncontrolled flame that recesses back into your oxy-fuel gas equipment, upstream of the location where the gas is designed to mix. In order to have a flashback you must have oxygen and fuel mixed together.

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Machine cutting torches
By Harris Products Group

How to Use a Cutting Torch Tip Chart

Next to the manufacturer's operation manual and safety guidelines, the cutting tip chart is the next important printed advice for having a safe, great hand cutting torch experience. If you are having trouble lighting a torch, correctly adjusting the flame or the torch just will not stay lit, the cutting tip chart contains the most likely answers and is a good starting point.

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Harris regulators at SkillsUSA
By Harris Products Group

Acetylene vs. Alternate Fuel Characteristics

When selecting between acetylene and alternate fuels, there are several factors that need to be evaluated. While cost is certainly a consideration, it's also important to know the characteristics of each gas. Choosing the wrong fuel gas for your application could end up costing you more in the long run. Here are some important characteristics of both gas types to help you make the best choice.

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Cutting on the plant floor
By Harris Products Group

Changing Just the Tip is Not Enough

If you are using an alternate fuel with equipment specifically designed for acetylene, you may not be realizing all the benefits of an alternate fuel. It often takes more than just changing the tip.

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