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WLD103: Oxy-Acetylene Torch SBU
Class Number 5-51967

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use an oxy-acetylene torch to cut and weld steel. Oxy welding uses a mixture of fuel and oxygen powerful enough to join two pieces of steel or gentle enough to braze aluminum, stainless steel, or copper. Make durable welds with this versatile, fun, and easy-to-learn torch.

Project: Guided practice with an instructor

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

Equipment access:Oxy-acetylene torch

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: During class, all 16- and 17-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the welder outside of class time, 16- and 17-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.


  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt,natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding glasses, gloves and jacket will be provided by TechShop.
  • Advisable: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator

    Passing this class is a requirement to use this equipment at TechShop

    TechShop Location: TechShop Pittsburgh
    Room / Area: Welding Shop
    Instructor: Jay Matukaitis
    Class Date: Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
    Start Time: 4:00 PM
    Class Length: 3 Hours
    Member Price: $90.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
    Non-member Price: $115.00
    Lab Fee: $5.00
    Age Range: 16 and Up
    Must Attend with Parent: 16 through 17
    Min. Students: 2
    Max Students: 4
    Current Students: 2
    Seats Left: 2
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