It looks like these are being discontinued. Instead one can again buy the 14 oz cylinders (those that had had bad malfunctions which caused severe injuries and were litigated).
Does anyone know the reason? Is this because people hated attaching their torches directly to the Fat Maxs? What was the outcome of the various lawsuits? Have they changed the cylinder construction to make them safer?
All I know that in our local Home Hardware the 14 oz cylinder was actually more expensive than the Fat Max (16.9 oz).
I bought two of the Fat Maxs which should last me a bit but I am getting kind of tired of Bernzomatic chopping and changing (the new cylinders will not fit my holder). I expect the only alternative is to go with air/acetylene.
Has anyone here had hard time with their insurance company using air/acetylene? I am specifically banned from "welding" within 25 feet of the house but I am allowed to "solder".
Michael Koblic, Campbell River, BC