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quickesst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 05:35 AM
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4. I'm going to post this....
only because I have had an experience using thermal lances. The only observation I can make is that these lances contain several separate rods in a tube, ignited by a torch, and oxygen fed. In my experience tearing down a smelting furnace at the aluminum plant I worked at, the thermal rods simply blow out the metal displacing it. Although I did not try, I feel as though I could not have made a totally straight, even cut. There was no pinpoint control over the displaced metal. Given that this is my one and only experience with thermal rods, perhaps someone with more experience could accomplish the neat even cut with these. I know I couldn't, and I am/was a certified welder. Just an observation for conversation. Thanks.
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