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How hot is an acetylene torch?

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An Acetylene torch flame reaches a temperature of 3,500 degree C, or 6,330 degrees F. This high temperature is reached when oxygen and acetylene are combined and burned together after being released from two separate tanks.

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How hot is an acetylene torch?
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Pure oxygen supports combustion, and acetylene is highly flammable. If air is used instead of pure oxygen, the flame does not reach such a high temperature. This high temperature is used in the welding of metals, during which process the flame is accurately directed with the help of a narrow nozzle. The oxy-acetylene torch is very dangerous and should be handled by a professional.

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