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  • 1 month later...

i have a few times , not in the last couple weeks though!  i have built burners that work in the past i am just at the point where i want a really good functioning burner that does not need to be modified to work better!!  

 

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I  think that is a one (and sometimes a two) man operation; things happen. Patience is sometimes needed...

I only know of two businesses that sell first class burners; other one is Chile Forge, and they only sell 1" size first class burners.

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ya, thx for response chiles diablo burners are little more too,  do u know of a place that sells used hybrid burners?  ive been trying to get ahold of hybridburners prolly bout a year now , think ill have to go thru chile.

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Only if you're serious about a first class burner. Second class can be pretty nice too. There is a whole wide range of burners, and burner kits for sale out there. How about a little more information on your desires and limits, so we can fine tune an answer that suits you.

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Saturday we were hot cutting some 2" x 3" Titanium being heated in a forge running two 3/4" Frosty T burners.  First ones a student of mine ever built too. Cuts like butter once you get it up to temp all the way through!

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*HOT* but it takes a while for the heat to equalize all the way through. Once it gets to temp you could see the hot cut visibly advance with every blow of the sledge. Working it before that it's quite tough.

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My experience with Ti was that is forged really easy at yellow, almost to easy, but when it dropped to red it was almost the same as hitting it cool. (I was afraid to take it above yellow! I really didn’t want it to burn! It my understanding that Ti will burn like magnesium... not sure if that correct.)

David

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Yes Ti will burn; I've seen machine shop warnings for it.  Never managed to get it burning in a forge; but never tried. Instructions for putting it out are a bit more amusing than I want to deal with it!  I don't own a "Class D Fire Extinguisher".  Forging it is somewhat like the air hardening HSS: thwap, thwap thwap,TING!

I find steel more useful; but Ti more "impressive" with the crowd.

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Ti is easiest to light on a lathe or grinding wheel, the shavings can be quite the show. Hotter and much harder to put out than magnesium. Dad spun a LOT of Ti and the trick to not burning holes in the lathe beds and floor was to trim shavings small enough they burned out before hitting the lathe bed. He had one good class D fire once when one of the spinners didn't clean out the al shavings in the lathe before switching to Ti parts. The al had a layer of spinning lube on it when trimmed so it didn't oxidize and lit right up when burning Ti shavings landed in it. Burned a hole in the lathe bed and almost a foot into the floor but the spalling concrete scattered it and it went out without further damage. 

Scary stuff but not easy to get burning. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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