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Use relatively stiff rubber to make a V shaped holder. The torch body would push in and stick at any position along it's length. Releasing it would be as easy as a little thumb pressure to spread the V.

If cart balance is an issue off setting the wheels a little is a matter of moving bushings and keepers. Might need a longer axel but as long as it  doesn't turn into a trip hazard that's not a big deal.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Now that is a very interesting idea, and also suggests the possibility of a holder with an eccentric cam, so the torch locks in position when inserted and pulled down and releases when pushed up and lifted out. Definitely food for thought. Thank you, Frosty.

Side note: I've added an additional step to the shut-down procedure cheat-sheet.

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1.       Check that gas saver valve is open (arm up and chain weight stowed).

This should save me those awkward moments after I've closed the tank valves and the dials stubbornly refuse to drop to zero.

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A cam works, I used them for rod dogs for years drilling. It will require inserting the torch with an upwards motion or gravity will keep the cam at the lowest position. It's a gravity thing.

Oh come ON Thomas, I'm sure John wears shoe skates, no strap ons for him!

Frosty The Lucky.

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I appreciate what you were trying to do with the static torch system. I make little stainless bottle openers and spoons from 10mm round which might benefit from your foot pedal system but most of the time the workpiece is heavier than the torch and there is much benefit from heating something larger on ceramic fibre blocks or fire bricks which reflect the heat back onto the workpiece. Heating in the open is horribly inefficient.   
 

This is my simple economiser set up on a post with the hook arm away from the bottles. 

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hooked on the valve when using a welding nozzle  

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I picked up an interesting tip from Jeff Van de Walker of Javos Ironworks in Minnesota: add a big washer behind the nut that holds the tips on your cutting torch, so it will hang off the gas saver hook more securely. 

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Jeff uses his cutting torch for more accurate spot heating than a rosebud, but the washer is easily removable if it gets in the way when cutting. 

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Have you tried the hose clamp trick? The gear makes a bump steep and high enough to catch on the hook. . . Sometimes.

Excess band sticking out will work on the hook but I'm not crazy about twangy things sticking out on my torches. It will work as a hanger though.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Most of my use so far has been using the rosebud in stand mode with the foot pedal, when working on bowls. It’s been great for that. I’m anticipating using it for adjusting the big arcs of 1” tube I made the other day, when I expect the gas saver to come into its own with multiple spot-heats. 

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