Torch Cutting (Oxy-Acetylene) with Steve Bleile (DVD)
Cutting torches are found in many types of shops and job sites, and the better you learn to handle the torch, the more versatile it becomes.
WMC's Torch Cutting video is an in-depth guide to using the cutting torch effectively. Included are equipment set-up, with demonstrations of adjusting the regulators, and lighting and adjusting the torch. Demonstrations show how to make straight cuts, explaining gas pressure settings, starting the cut, speed of progression, where to watch, restarting in the kerf, slag and metal preparation. Detailed explanations with close-up demonstrations include cutting thick metal, thin metal, making cutouts, using circle burners, cutting through two pieces of metal, vertical cuts and using straight edges. Also included are demonstrations of practical cutting situations like cutting off bolt heads, burning round bolt holes, cutting pipe, solid round stock, cutting apart T-joints, and cutting off a nut while saving the threads to reuse the bolt! Approximately 45 minutes.
A great video for everyone interested in using a cutting torch, with more than 40 close-up demonstrations.
WMC's videos feature Steve Bleile, an ASME certified welder with over 25 years of experience and current owner/operator of a custom fabrication shop. Having taught many people how to weld, both on the job and as a part-time instructor, Steve understands exactly what information viewers need to get started and improve their skills.
Presenting demonstrations that everyone can "see" is the real challenge of welding instruction. WMC's welding and torch-cutting videos are loaded with extremely close-up and clear video demonstrations of the actual cutting and welding processes. Using digital editing, arrows are inserted into slow and stop motion, showing exactly what to look for and where to watch.
From equipment setup to lighting the torch or striking an arc, the in-depth explanations along with the clear demonstrations provide a basic understanding of what's happening, what to watch for and what to do.
WMC's instructional welding videos are currently used by thousands of high school, college and industrial welding programs, as well as farmers, contractors, metal sculptors, tradesmen and all around "tinkerers". From beginners to intermediate welders, every viewer can actually "see" what to do, giving them the confidence to get started or improve their skills.
Reference and Review
A great addition to your technical library. Anyone having difficulties with a specific technique can watch the close-up demonstrations over and over until they understand what to look for and what they're seeing. All the videos are indexed for quick reference and review.