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    Hey guys,
    Well I went down to the local United welding company today and picked up a new Torch outfit. I bought a Smith MD-510T outfit. It's cool it even comes with it's own tool box. I have a small Victor set but it's kinda light duty for the jobs that I face on the road so that will stay in the shop and I'll take the Smith set with me on the road.
    How many of you guys us Smith Torches? Any good?
    See ya,
    Bulldog
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  • #2
    I asked this question of the forum a couple of weeks ago and they MADE me go and order a Smith HD outfit. It hasn't come in yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

    How much did you end up paying for it if you don't mind me asking?
    Millermatic 35
    Miller TB302G
    Ellis 1800
    Smith & Victor Torches
    Optrel Satellite
    Arcair K4000
    Ingersoll-Rand 175CFM Diesel Air Compressor
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    • #3
      Bulldog,

      Smith is one of the best but in some areas Victor and others wins out because of availablilty of tip and other parts. If I had the cash I'd have the Smith!

      We use Smith's at the college welding lab where I'm an assistant. They hold up to lots of abuse!
      Bob Sigmon
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      • #4
        Hi Gary,
        I didn't go there looking for a torch I was picking up some Tig welding wire. They had the Smith unit on display and when I got looking at it the sales guy started tellin me just how good the Smith unit was. Well next thing ya know I needed a new torch. I said how much he said that he was asking $325 but if I wanted it he would take $300. I have no idea if this is a good price or not. Like I said I haven't been looking around.
        Bulldog
        5 Passport Pluses
        2 MM 212's
        MM 210
        MM 251 MIA
        MM 350 P w/Python
        Syncrowave 250
        w/ tig runner
        Trailblazer 302
        12RC w/meters
        Spectrum 1000
        Spectrum 2050
        2 Black BWEs
        Joker BWE
        Star & stripe BWE Digital
        2 star & stripe xlix's

        REAL TRUCKS RATTLE
        CUMMINS BABY

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        • #5
          Thanks Bob,
          It's good to know that they hold up well. I'm sure it wont see any abuse in my care...
          Bulldog
          5 Passport Pluses
          2 MM 212's
          MM 210
          MM 251 MIA
          MM 350 P w/Python
          Syncrowave 250
          w/ tig runner
          Trailblazer 302
          12RC w/meters
          Spectrum 1000
          Spectrum 2050
          2 Black BWEs
          Joker BWE
          Star & stripe BWE Digital
          2 star & stripe xlix's

          REAL TRUCKS RATTLE
          CUMMINS BABY

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          • #6
            A little off the subject, When I was younger I used to think bigger is better when one day while I was out on a job and picked up a friend of mines torch I was amazed at how much nicer of a job I could do with a smaller torch tip, so if any of you havent tried a smaller tip you might want to try it.
            I own a harris and a victor and prefer the victor.

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            • #7
              you won't be dissappointed......no matter what the cost you can't beat a smith
              marty
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              • #8
                What would be the preferred regulator? I know that my grandfather swore by two stage regulators, but he typically ran a lot of hose on the jobs he worked on. For shop use would single stage regulators adequate?
                Best Regard,
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                aka Neo

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                Red 255
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                A Dynasty 300 if I am wishing really hard..

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bulldog
                  I said how much he said that he was asking $325 but if I wanted it he would take $300. I have no idea if this is a good price or not. Like I said I haven't been looking around.
                  Bulldog
                  If it's the complete kit with regulators, hose, cutting torch, welding tips, rosebud, etc, the best on-line price is $384. The cutting torch kit sells for somewhat less. Which one did you get?
                  Millermatic 35
                  Miller TB302G
                  Ellis 1800
                  Smith & Victor Torches
                  Optrel Satellite
                  Arcair K4000
                  Ingersoll-Rand 175CFM Diesel Air Compressor
                  Home Made Welding Trailer

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                  • #10
                    Gary,
                    It's the complete kit. Tool Box and all. It's a MD-510T not a HD -510T. I made a mistake on the 1st post.
                    Bulldog
                    5 Passport Pluses
                    2 MM 212's
                    MM 210
                    MM 251 MIA
                    MM 350 P w/Python
                    Syncrowave 250
                    w/ tig runner
                    Trailblazer 302
                    12RC w/meters
                    Spectrum 1000
                    Spectrum 2050
                    2 Black BWEs
                    Joker BWE
                    Star & stripe BWE Digital
                    2 star & stripe xlix's

                    REAL TRUCKS RATTLE
                    CUMMINS BABY

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                    • #11
                      $317.50 is the best on-line price for the medium duty dual-guard. That's a very nice unit and you got a good deal.
                      Millermatic 35
                      Miller TB302G
                      Ellis 1800
                      Smith & Victor Torches
                      Optrel Satellite
                      Arcair K4000
                      Ingersoll-Rand 175CFM Diesel Air Compressor
                      Home Made Welding Trailer

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                      • #12
                        Bulldog,

                        We use nothing but Smith torches at work (The Heavy duty ones not sure of the model) and I love them. I own Victor and oxweld and still prefer the Smith. We do abuse the devil out of them and they keep on tickin. One of the best features I like is the lead seats on the tips that only needs hand tightening. You didn't go wrong in buying them!
                        Chris

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                        • #13
                          a single stage is fine, it just means you will have to reajust the gages as the tank emptys thats all. if you are out in the field and have to clime up or down a muddy hill 5 times ajusting the gages it would be well werth the extra $$$ for the 2 stage gages. if its fairly light use in the shop likely you wont have to reajust during a job. the 2 stages realy come into play on big jobs that you will be running the torch long term. for around the shop where you can just step over and reajust as needed its not that big a deal. that being said i'm shoure we all wish we had 2 stagers .
                          thanks for the help
                          ......or..........
                          hope i helped
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                          • #14
                            If I ever get around to getting a new set I might give the Smith a good concideratoin. I was really angry with them after my Victor set got stollen and I pulled out the old Smiths. I had two sets and finally decided which one I would put into service and when I went to get tips for it I discovered I couldn't get tips for either one. It turned out that Smith had changed the design and the old style tips are no longer available. I did get over being angry as the torches were pretty anciant, they were my fathers old ones from before he died, that was in 87. I really don't know exactly how old the torches are but you cant expect things to remain the same for ever and I'm sure the change was for the better. The main reason I have been wanting to get another Victor Jurnyman is that I still have a lot of my old tips.
                            To all who contribute to this board.
                            My sincere thanks , Pete.

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                            • #15
                              I have one of those huge ship wrecking torches, it's about 4' long and takes lots of fuel. it pretty much cuts anything. I want to sell it used and i'm not sure how much they run for, anyone know? I aquired it from a friend a few years back. I traded him an old stick welder i had for it. Do plasma cutters cut as nice on heavy material as a good cutting torch? Jus wondering if it would be a good investment.
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