View Full Version : Anyone Ever Seen an Annealing Tip for a Propane Torch?
March 20, 2007, 19:01
I saw one somewhere online a few days ago, but the author provided no details. I suspect it's something that they guy made. It's shaped in a circle, and has gas ports all the way around.
In use, you simply place the tip of your lit torch over the case neck and heat away. The circular shape allows you to heat the case neck evenly. It looks real slick - wish I could remember where I saw it! I think I need me one of them for some of my more uncommon milsurp brass.
Anybody know what the thread size on the end of a propane torch is?
March 20, 2007, 19:07
try a air conditioning supply house or a plumbing supply house. I know that they make them for the small oxy acetelyne torches the ac guys use to sweat pipes. They have two or three flames on the tips. Im sure that they have one that fits a mapp torch.
March 20, 2007, 21:14
The old fashioned way works fine for me. Not my pic, btw (it's from a guy over at Swissrifles.com) , but well done:
March 20, 2007, 21:36
A buddy of mine used to anneal cases by putting them standing up in a deep baking pan and adding water until it was up to the point of the case he wanted the annealing to stop. Usually just below the shoulder of the case. Then he j used a propane torch directed directly down onto the case.
March 21, 2007, 05:56
I found what I was looking for on another forum.
The problem with using a standard torch is that you can't heat, or anneal, the brass evenly around its circumference. Unless you rotate the brass or flame, you're heating the brass unevenly. This way you put the flame completely around the case while heating.
If anyone else is interested, go to http://www.woodchuckden.com/ the tip is on page 6 of their catalog.
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