When it comes to using a cutting torch, fuel choice defines the quality of the cut and the speed of work. However, aside from this factor, using the right cutting torch head and tips also plays a role. The two factors should match for a safe workplace and excellent output.
To help you, we are featuring Victor cutting torch tips you can use for general cutting using propane, propylene, and acetylene fuels.
Propane/Natural Gas Tips
One and Two-Piece - Purox 4203 Series
The Purox 4203 Series has one-piece and two-piece tips. The one-piece type can be used for acetylene cutting, while the two-piece tip is for oxy-propane.
Acetylene and propane have characteristics that make them perfect for specific tasks. With the Purox one-piece tip and acetylene, you are sure to cut clean and fast. On the other hand, you can efficiently do the same cut quality and additional efficiency with a two-piece Purox tip and oxy-propane fuel.
You have to do the extra work of reading how to properly set up and operate your equipment using different tips for different fuels. There is also a technique you need to study to ensure that despite using propane, you can cut with the same quality as using acetylene.
Two-Piece - Type GPN
This two-piece Victor cutting torch kit is intended explicitly for propane/natural gas cutting. You would want to use the tip for general repairs, steel fabrication, and other simple projects and workshops.
With this tip, you can cut up to ⅜-inch thick metal at a rate of about 20-24-inch metal per minute with a 0-inch type of tip. Different sizes, ranging from 000, 00, 0, to 1-6, are available, giving you different cut depths and times. The copper material used in this tip ensures durability and longevity of use.
Propane itself has a lower burning capacity than acetylene, so it will take you longer to finish cutting or welding tasks using these tips and propane.
Specialty - Type MTHN High-Speed
There are two Type MTHN High-Speed specialty cutting tips you can use. They have sizes of 3 and 4.
The size 3 cutting torch kit can cut up to 6-inch thick metal faster than 5/7 IPM. The size 4, on the other hand, can cut up to 8-inch thick metal at a faster speed 4/6 IPM.
If you are under time constraints and you need to speed up the cutting process for your home or farm repair or industrial cutting tasks, this is the tip to use for propane fuel.
One and Two-Piece - Oxweld 1564 Series
The Oxweld 1564 is available in one and two-piece. The one-piece cutting torch tip is for acetylene, and it efficiently works well with the fuel’s high heat to finish the cutting task fast.
On the other hand, the two-piece tip is the one you will use if you use propylene fuel. Propylene is a term used for many different types of gas. It is best to use an injector torch together with the two-piece tip for more efficient cutting.
Be sure to be well-versed in setting up your equipment for either acetyl and propylene and how to efficiently cut and weld with different fuel and tip types, as using different tips in the same way will not give you the same quality output.
Two-Piece - Type GPP
Propylene is a gas type that cuts as efficiently as propane, especially with the correct tip like the two-piece tip Type GPP, which has cutting orifice sizes of 1, 2, and 3.
Copper has many advantages when used in cutting tips, but prime among this is its durability and resistance to heat. With oxygen and propylene being the fuel to use in your tasks, you’ll need a cutting tip as reliable as the Type GPP.
Note that if this is the fuel you use, tip cleaning is a must.
Specialty - Type MTHP High-Speed
The Type MTHP is a specialty cutting tip just like the Victor straight torch head. This cutting tip offers a faster speed of cutting of 12/16 IPM. Using a size one orifice, it can cut up to 1 ½ inch thick metal.
With the adjustment of tip size, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, the metal thickness it can cut also changes. For instance, a 00-inch tip can cut ¼-inch metal, 23-30-inch per minute.
Faster is not always good, especially if your task is bending metals. With that, the Type MTHP is not best if your goal is metal bedding.
Acetylene Victor Cutting Torch Head
Oxweld 1502 Series - One-Piece
All acetylene tips should have a one-piece type of tip.
You can use the Oxweld 1502 Series Victor cutting torch tip for general cutting and bevelling tasks. You can achieve just the cut you are aiming for with the proper orifice choice of either 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10.
These tips are solely for acetylene fuel, and improper or mismatched usage may make the workplace unsafe and prone to work-related accidents such as gas leakage and fire.
Purox 4202 Series - One-Piece
Another high-quality one-piece cutting torch tip you can use for acetylene fuel is the Purox 4202 Series. Depending on the tip size of either ⅛, ¼, ½, 1 ½, 4, 5, 6, 10, and 12, you can cut metal as thick as 12-inch.
This cut depth is only possible with the combination of acetylene and the right choice of cutting tip size, so make sure to pick correctly with the number of tip size varieties.
Type 118 Acetylene Gouging Tip - One-Piece
You can use many specialty cutting tips for acetylene. For example, type 118 is something you can use for the following: furnishing metal seams, connecting two metals, creating a metal hole, rivet washing, and welding. This tip is bent, making it perfect for the functions it is intended to do.
You’ll immediately notice that this tip isn't for your regular day cutting because of the bent design.
Get The Tips Right
Usually, inside a Victor cutting torch set, the kit will already provide you with a Victor torch head and tips you’ll need for acetylene, propane, and propylene fuel types. However, if you buy separately, you can check our recommendations above for the best cutting tips for a specific fuel type.
What are the cutting tips you comfortably use? We’d love to hear from you. Please share with us in the comments section below.