In oxy-fuel welding, a welding lantern is utilized to bond metals. Welding metal results when 2 items are warmed to a temperature level that creates a common pool of molten steel.
In oxy-fuel cutting, a lantern is utilized to heat metal to its kindling temperature level. A stream of oxygen is after that training on the metal, melting it into a steel oxide that flows out of the kerf as slag.
Torches that do not mix fuel with oxygen (integrating, instead, atmospheric air) are ruled out oxy-fuel torches as well as can normally be recognized by a solitary tank (oxy-fuel cutting needs 2 isolated products, fuel as well as oxygen). The majority of steels can not be melted with a single-tank lantern. Consequently, single-tank torches are usually ideal for soldering and also brazing yet except welding.