Here is a handy accessory that will save you time and frustration, and will quickly pay for itself. The “gas economizer” instantly shuts off the flow of the oxygen and acetylene when you place the torch on the hanger, and relights the torch at exactly the setting you had when you pick it back up. Perfectly.
Not only does this save time, but this easy-to-reach holder saves costly fuel gases from being wasted, and saves wear and tear on your torch. This device is commonly used in radiator shops, sculpture studios, muffl er shops, body shops, and hot-working fabrication places where the torch is needed all day long. Also known as the “eternal fl ame” (referring to the pilot light that keeps the torch ready for action). Technically, it is a double spring-operated shutoff valve controlling both the oxygen and the acetylene gases, and is plumbed with hoses to a set of welding bottles and standard regulators. The pilot mechanism lasts best when plumbed to a small propane bottle.