The Swiss Torch - Europe's Most Popular Jeweler's Torch
Manufactured in Switzerland, the Swiss Torch is the most popular jeweler's torch used in Europe. Craftsmen favor it for its balance, precision and versatility. The Swiss Torch is four torches in one. First, it is a repair torch with a Hoke style head familiar to North American jewelers. Second, it is a microhead torch, a precision torch with 3 different hypodermic tips for precise soldering and welding. Third, it is a platinum torch, with a special tip that produces a hotter flame for melting and casting a small amount of platinum. Finally, it is a casting torch, with your choice of oxy/gas or compressed air/gas torch heads. The Swiss Torch works best with Propane or Natural Gas. The Swiss Torch is not for use with Acetylene. The Microhead and the Hoke style head can be used with Hydrogen.
114.109-116 Body with Platinum Head:
This is the torch head that is commonly used in Europe for working with platinum. The longer neck and the special shaped tip produce a hotter flame for working with higher melting point metals like platinum. The Platinum Head works with Propane or Natural Gas only. The Platinum head is not for use with Acetylene or Hydrogen.
The recommended pressure settings with the Platinum Head are as follows:
- Oxygen 1.5 Bar (21 PSI)
- Propane .5 Bar (7 PSI)
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