Heavy-duty kit introduced for hand-held oxyfuel cutting, heating

December 15, 2009

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the OXWELD® Trade Master GT II, an extra-heavy-duty outfit for hand-held oxyfuel cutting and heating. The kit comprises a toolbox containing three cutting tips and one heating head, as well as a torch and regulators.

The outfit has a standard cutting range of up to 4 in. and heats up to 44,000 Btu/hr. as outfitted. With optional heads and nozzles, the kit can be used for cutting up to 8 in. and heating up to 294,000 Btu/hr.

The kit features the company's R-72 regulators with solid brass bodies and built-in regulator burnout (RBO) protection. The regulators incorporate a patented internal baffle design to prevent injury from cylinder-based fires and employ color-coded gauges for gas identification.