Got some new torches for the annealer



  • I have been historically unhappy with my torches I've run on my annealer. They always worked, but they just weren't super easy to adjust. Turns out there's a type of torch that solves that problem quite well! Super uniform flame and an infinitely adjustable valve. Not touchy at all like the other torches. I really like that there isn't a pencil tip in there that creates hot spots. It's just a nice uniform flame. I can't imagine a better type of flame for annealing.

    Here's the torch: http://amzn.to/28YEu7n

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  • @orkan Greg, would you mind posting a video with those torches at work annealing?

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  • Sure, next time I'm running I'll try to do that.



  • Ok, now I feel like an idiot. The original torches I listed are discontinued, and this torch: http://amzn.to/29kzrS2

    ... is actually a LOT better!

    It has a swivel, and push button ignition. It also is standard diameter head, so it slights right into my bench source without any fuss at all. Still a super uniform excellent flame. THIS is the torch to get for annealing folks.

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  • Awe just bought two of the others.

    Haha.

    It's called a swirl flame torch.



  • The others work great... they just aren't as easy to deal with when mounting due to the large collar. ... and I'm in love with the push button ignition on these. ;)

    ... and those old ones are discontinued and I wanted to try some that were still available so I could point folks toward the right stuff.



  • @orkan looking forward to a video of them in action:smile:

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  • I experimented with a single torch today. These new torches are fantastic. Three second dwell time with a single torch is amazing.



  • ... and some 17 remington.

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    Beautiful. :)

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  • Glad the new one worked out. Could you get a picture of he height of the flame compare to the brass?

    Having hard time getting my brass annealed farther down the case body like your self.



  • I'll have to pick one of those new torches up. I'm using my drill and a socket to hold the case, a new torch would make it much easier to get a even heat.



  • That's my method as well. The ones I've ordered havent arrived yet



  • @rhyno

    Let us know how it works when you get em. I have some time before I need to anneal another batch.



  • @djstorm100 said:

    Glad the new one worked out. Could you get a picture of he height of the flame compare to the brass?

    Having hard time getting my brass annealed farther down the case body like your self.

    Here you go:
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  • The push button would make it worth it.

    Is one torch sufficient with these or is two better?



  • The heat load on 2 was crazy high. I mean I had to have both torches barely on in order to run while keeping things consistent. One torch was plenty. These things are hot hot hot.

    I've run 6br, 17rem, 300blk, 22-243AI, 22-243... and a couple others and one torch has been just fine.



  • Yea, they work awesome even with a drill and a socket.



  • Thanks Greg, just to be clear the top part of the flame (when looking eye level) is just slightly about the top of the case neck?



  • @rhyno said:

    Yea, they work awesome even with a drill and a socket.

    How long of a dwell time are you doing?



  • @norcal_in_az I don't know, I didn't time anything I just watch for the flame to start turning orange and pull it out as quick as possible.



  • @djstorm100 said:

    Thanks Greg, just to be clear the top part of the flame (when looking eye level) is just slightly about the top of the case neck?

    No, the middle of the flame is aimed at the shoulder area. The flame "wraps" around nicely, creating the effect you see.



  • ah like so

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  • Looks perfect. :)

    On shorter cases, you'll have to angle the torches upward to keep heat off the machine, but it will still be round about the same.


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