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How to Choose the Best Victor Cutting Outfit

How to Choose the Best Victor Cutting Outfit

The Victor cutting torch series has a wide range of cutting outfit options that are ideal for metal workers and welders at both the professional and hobby levels. Each model, ranging from the professional grade Journeyman series to the personal Performer series, offers specific capabilities and sturdy accessories that are backed by the best warranties in the business.

Victor’s cutting torch outfits are the best selling torch brand at Baker’s Gas and Welding. When you consider all of the features, options, and warranties available, you’ll quickly see why Victor is our most popular selling cutting outfit.  You can view our comparison video here and then check out our guide to choosing the right cutting torch kit for your workshop or workplace:

The Victor Journeyman Cutting Torch Series

The Journeyman series was designed according to the needs of professional metal workers. The Victor Journeyman cutting torch has the added bonus of heating and brazing attachments, while the Journeyman II is one step down as it comes with a few less attachments.

Both the Journeyman and the Journeyman II are ideal torches for cutting and welding, slicing up to 8 inches of metal and welding up to 3 inches of metal if you use the optional nozzles in the set. The torch in the Journeyman kit comes with an industry leading ten-year warranty.

If you’re using propane gas for your setup, the Victor Journeyman II offers a propane option, while both torch kits use acetylene gas for cutting. Most importantly, be sure to choose carefully between the 540/510 torch kit option and the 510/300 option (which is less common) depending on your gas supply. While you can also pick up an inexpensive adapter if your gas supply options change, there are two acetylene options to choose between before making a purchase. If you’re not sure, you can always ask the online customer support staff at Baker’s.

Both torch kits also include the highly durable Edge 2.0 oxygen and acetylene/propane regulators. The Edge series offers a nob that is easier to adjust, displays that are more intuitive, and a single point of contact that is far more rugged and safe than previous models. Edge 2.0 regulators have a lifetime warranty!

Learn more about the Journeyman series:

Victor Journeyman Edge 2.0 540/510, Plus Outfit (Acetylene) Unboxing/Review Video Below

Victor Journeyman II AF Edge 2.0 540/510LP Propane
Victor Journeyman II Edge 2.0 540/510 Acetylene

The Victor Contender Cutting Kit

The Victor Contender cutting outfit is the ideal option for heavy duty welding and metalworking projects in a professional or hobby setting. Like the Journeyman, the Contender offers the option of heating and brazing as well as cutting ¾ inch material on its own or up to 8 inches with accessories. The Contender torch kit also welds up to ⅛ inch material on its own and up to 3 inches with accessories.

Take note that you pick up the right acetylene kit for your gas supply, as it comes in both 540/510 and 540/300 options. You’ll also find a propane torch kit as well on the Baker’s page if you prefer to not use acetylene.

Like the Journeyman, the Contender has flashback arrestors and uses the in-demand Edge 2.0 regulators for improved safety and accuracy. However, the Contender cutting kit costs a little less than the Journeyman because it goes a little lighter on accessories (click to “Includes” tab to see what you get in this series) and offers a 5-year warranty rather than a ten-year warranty.

Learn more about Victor Contender Cutting Kits
Victor Contender 540/300 Edge 2.0 Heavy Duty Outfit
Victor Contender 540/510 Edge 2.0 Heavy Duty Outfit (Propane)
Victor Contender 540/510 Edge 2.0 Heavy Duty Outfit (Acetylene)

The Victor Performer Cutting Kit

If you’re looking for a medium duty cutting torch kit for a shop, school, farm or a hobby metal working shop, the Performer series comes in at a great price point, costing around $275.  With attachments the Performer can slice through metal up to 6 inches and it can weld up to a ¼” thick metal.

The Performer series offers a torch with a 10 year warranty on the torch and lifetime on the regulator. The full kit also includes attachments for brazing and heating in addition to cutting. As with the other series, take note of which attachment type for acetylene you choose, as the 540/510 is most common.

Learn more about the Performer Series:
Victor Performer 540/510 Edge 2.0 MD (Acetylene)
Victor Performer 540/510 Edge 2.0 MD (Propane)

The Victor Medalist 350 Cutting Kit

The Medalist offers a high-powered cutting torch for heavy duty industrial environments, but it costs less since it doesn’t include heating or brazing attachments, it doesn’t block flashbacks, and its regulators aren’t the updated Edge 2.0 series.

You will still get a heavy duty, fully capable torch kit that provides good value for the money, but it will be limited in what it can do and in the accessories it offers. However, you still get a rugged torch with a sturdy handle and a seven-year warranty.

Learn more about Victor Medalist Cutting Kits
Victor Medalist 250 Acet. MD Outfit 540/510
Victor Medalist 250 Acetyl. MD Outfit 540/300
Victor Medalist 250 LP Med Duty Outfit-540/510LP (Propane)
Victor Medalist 350 LP HD Outfit – 540/510LP (Propane)

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