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    Default Bernzomatic Torch TS4000 or TS8000?

    I'm considering buying a Bernzomatic Mapp torch to do some silver soldering of 1/2 and 3/4 copper.

    Does anyone know whether there's much difference between the TS4000 and 8000 (the 2 most commonly available models) apart from variable flame?

    Their website doesn't make it clear whether the 8000 has a bigger tip.

    There appears to be around $30 difference in price between the 2 but if the tip is the same then I think I'd go for the 4000.

    Dave

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    I dont think there would be a terrible amount of difference, Tradelink are doing a deal at the moment with a Super Ego turbo torch that comes with tube cutters etc, might be worth a look. Super Ego is almost identical to Rothenberger though the quality isnt the same, good stuff on a budget.
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    just to add, its lucky you arent in california. because on the mapp gass bottles it states that it can cause cancer there.......

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    everything causes cancer in california, and just out of interest, I was at Ace Gutters yesterday getting some gear and they now sell "non toxic" glue and cleaner..............
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    I have the 8000, I don't use the variable flame but I do use the flame lock. As far as I know the 4000 is the same but a basic model.

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    I have the 8000 and do use the variable flame particularly when I want to braze/solder aluminum (Them alloy rods they demo on al cans)
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    Where in adelaide r u,
    Croydon, but in a few months will be moving to the other side of the city...bought another place and I'll need to do some work (installing a dishwasher is #1 on the list).

    I've got access to an oxy torch, but the Mapp idea appeals to me due to its relatively small size/portability etc.

    Thanks for the reponses.

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    they now sell "non toxic" glue and cleaner..............[/quote]



    no way, thats awesome, I will feel alot better knowing there is non toxic glue and clener around. cause the past 20years hasnt hit us yet.


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