• Cutting

    The initial combustion of acetylene heats the steel to a molten state. By adding pressurized oxygen, the cutter ignites the steel to burn through the kerf of the cut. Steel and carbon steel are the only materials are used to cut but Aluminum, stainless steel, and other metals and alloys cannot be cut with a cutting torch.

     cutting torch


    Harris cutting torch espesialy designed for any heavy duty, medium duty and also typical works and it succeeded to pass all standards of safety with high quality of materials. Harris cutting torch is available in a high level of verity in the range of cutting thikness and cutting tips which we mention some of them at the buttem.

    American harris company pioneer in manufacturing welding and cutting equipments, could invent oxy-acetilen welding method in 1899 and keeping on its sucsesful activities till now with some other equipments like industrial regulators, cutting torch, welding torch, cutting machine, welding kits and lots of other welding and cutting equipments.

     cutting torch


    142 Series, ideal for industrial uses

    Cutting capacity: 5 to 200 mm depending on the nozzle

    Harris cutting torch‘s feul gas: LPG, propane, acetylene

    Material of flashguard: brass

    Max pressure of mixing gas: 1,5 kpa

    Harris cutting torch usages: industrial, constructur and any cutting or brazing work

    Weight: 1,9 kg

    Angel of head: 90 degree

    Harris cutting torch contain’s this models: Z142038, Z142037, 142033


     cutting torch


    625 Series ideal for industrial uses

    Cutting capacity: 5 to 300 mm

    Harris torch compatible with: LPG, propane, acetylene gas

    Material of flash guard: brass

    Mix gas presur: 1.5 kpa

    Weight: 1.5 & 1.9 kg

    Head angel: 90 & 180 degree

    Length of torch: 1.25m, 1.5m & 2m

    Harris cutting torch 625 series contains: 066, 019, 084, 088 models


    How to use a Cutting Torch

    1-To light the torch.

    With opening the acetylene valve allow the oxygen remaining in the mixing chamber to purge for a few seconds. Then shut the valve until you can barely hear gas escaping. Holding the striker in front of the torch tip. With the tip facing inside the striker, squeeze the handle. A small yellow flame appears at the tip when the sparks from the striker ignite the acetylene.

    2-To adjust the acetylene valve until having a yellow flame of about 10 inches or 25.4 cm long.

    Make sure the flame begins at the torch tip; if too much acetylene is supplied the flame will jump, or be blown away from the tip.

    3-To turn the forward oxygen valve on slowly.

    The flame color turns from yellow to light blue as sufficient oxygen is supplied to completely combust the acetylene. Increase the oxygen until the inner blue flame begins to shrink back toward the tip.

    4-To open the oxygen valve more to increase the flame size until the length of the inner flame is just over the thickness of the steel you are intending to cut.

    For 3/8 inch cold-rolled plate or mild steel, a 1/2-inch inner flame is about right

    5-To bring the tip of the inner flame to the surface of the steel you are going to cut.

    You need to heat the steel with this flame until a molten pool of metal forms and luminesces at this location.

    For 1/4-inch plate steel at room temperature, this takes about 45 seconds; however, it takes longer for heavier material or material at low temperatures. Keep the tip of the flame steady and about 3/8 of an inch from the metal’s surface to concentrate the heat in one location.

    6-To push the cutting valve handle down slowly to release the oxygen jet, this ignites the molten steel.

    If a violent reaction instantly starts, the steel has ignited, and you can gradually increase pressure until the jet is cutting completely through the metal. If no reaction occurs, the metal is not hot enough to ignite, so you can let the oxygen handle release and continue to allow the flame to heat the metal more.

    7-To begin moving the torch tip slowly along the line of your cut when the jet is cutting through the steel.

    You observe that almost all of the sparks and molten slag are being blown out the back or bottom of your cut. If this flow of superheated material slows or backs up, slow your forward speed or stop and let the metal heat more. It is better to cut too slowly than to try to cut too quickly.

    8-To continue cutting until you have parted the metal or finished the cut.

    Make sure the slag and any droplets of heated metal do not get underfoot; even sturdy boot soles will burn through if you find yourself standing on a large piece.

    9-To cool the work piece with plenty of water.

    Or, allow it to cool naturally if you are in no hurry. Be aware that dipping a superheated piece of steel into a bucket or stream of cold water will create an instantaneous cloud of very hot steam.

    10-To chip the slag from the cut.

    You can also grind the cut smooth if a more precise fit is desired.