Our Picks for Best HVAC Brazing Torch Oxy Acetylene Kit

By | June 19, 2023

Top HVAC brazing torch oxy acetylene kit
A brazing torch is often required in HVAC mainly to solder line-sets or fix a refrigerant leak.

As with many tools in HVAC, they are not the cheapest thing to buy, usually running $200-$500 dollars depending on the brand.

Often, a set can be bought cheaply at a swap meet although this may be a bit of a risk on the shape the set is in. With that said, I have seen some good used sets at yard sales, and swap meets once in a great while.
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One thing to keep in mind is that many people new to HVAC simply drop out quickly, not realizing how physically demanding the job can be.

Getting an almost new set from such an individual would be the best option. Of course, if you are in a hurry, this will not be a choice.

If you are new to HVAC, you may wonder what type of set to get. This can depend on the tech, and often different types are used.

For example, I know an old HVAC tech that almost exclusively used Propane to solder. In my experience, this is rare though, and most used Oxy-Acetylene.

The difference between the brazing styles and the gas used is the heat that can be generated.

The minimum temperature needed for brazing is 1100-1500 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Heat Generated by Gas Type

  • 1750-F – air-propane
  • 2400–F air-MAPP
  • 2700-F – air-acetylene
  • 4700-F – oxy-acetylene

If you are new to HVAC, more than likely, the school you went to taught Oxy Acetylene as it can braze up almost anything when used right. Of course, if not used right, Oxy-Acetylene can burn straight through the surface being brazed.
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Oxy Acetylene does have the benefit of making a job go quicker when done right.

Most HVAC techs will always have an opinion about what is best. The main thing to look for when buying a set is what you feel comfortable using, and what works for you to get the job done.

Another thing when buying a set is if the tanks are included or not. Some companies will supply tanks while others don’t. Whether tanks need to be bought or not will be different depending on the kit bought.

There are many good units available, with some of our favorite picks below.

As always, be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.

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Our Picks for Best HVAC Brazing Torch Oxy Acetylene Kit

  1. Victor Technologies 0384-0946
  2. Available Here on Amazon

  3. Victor TurboTorch 0386-1320
  4. Available Here on Amazon

  5. Ameriflame TI100AT
  6. Available Here on Amazon

  7. 9TRADING Professional
  8. Available Here on Amazon

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About Aaron H. Benetti

Aaron H. Benetti an HVAC technician who has worked in the field since 1991. He began his career as an HVAC installer and later began doing troubleshooting and repairs. Around 2010, he began to write books on HVAC topics, mainly tutorials and how-to information. Currently, Aaron works as an HVAC tech and also writes many articles and posts for websites as well as books and videos on HVAC topics.

One thought on “Our Picks for Best HVAC Brazing Torch Oxy Acetylene Kit

  1. David Darwin

    One of the most important tools you might need in your home for various heating applications is a brazing torch. In addition to brazing, it can also be used to cut metals, form jewelry, heat-treat frozen tubes, and even weld.


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