New TurboTorch Tote is the Ultimate in Portable Performance


Helps with Cutting Welding and Heating under Any Conditions

St. Louis, MO (May 17, 2006) -- TurboTorch®, the leader in oxy-fuel equipment, has developed three models of the ultimate portable oxy fuel outfit tote for the light to medium duty maintenance, plumbing, HVAC/R and mechanical contracting professionals who demand functionality, safety and portable performance.

The new easy-to-carry tote quickly cuts up to 3-4" (3" with optional tips) and brazes up to 3". A few of the patented features include an ergonomic carry handle, built in storage compartments and a small, balanced footprint. The torches feature standard patented built in check valves and built in flashback arrestors for safety. In addition, the TurboTorch tote is compatible with Victor, TurboTorch, TurboSkill and Uniweld consumables.

"For decades, TurboTorch has been recognized as the performance and safety leader in the air fuel industry," said Paul Minter, Director of Sales. "TurboTorch torches and tips on the new outfit totes feature our patented "Swirl-tips®" for even heat distribution, precise fuel control and flexibility so plumbing, HVAC/R and maintenance professionals can perform their jobs in a safe and optimum environment."

The TurboTorch TTV-100-CPT is a medium duty oxy fuel cutting and brazing outfit designed for the contractor who needs portable cutting and brazing and the HVAC/R contractor. The TTV-100-CPT comes standard with a medium duty handle (101-01FP), cutting attachment (151-01FP), Rosebud heating tip (VMA-1-15), cutting tip (1-3-101), two nozzles (0-W-1, 2-W-1), a tank key, B to A adaptor and a Type "M" 10cu ft fuel cylinder and Type "R" 20 cu ft oxygen cylinder. The TTV-100-CPT is also available without the cylinders (TTV-100-CP) and without the patented tote (TTV-100-C).

The TurboTorch TTV-J-APT is a light duty oxy fuel and air fuel brazing and soldering portable outfit tote designed for the HVAC/R and plumbing professional. The TTV-J-APT features a standard light duty handle (103-01FP), two nozzles (2-W-J, 4-W-J), an air fuel tip (PL8-A), tank key, air fuel adaptor, built in patented check valves and flash back arrestors, a tank key and Type "M" 10cu ft fuel cylinder and Type "R" 20 cu ft oxygen cylinder. The TTV-J-APT is also available without the oxygen and fuel cylinders (TTV-J-AP).

Minter continued, "Whether the users of the TTV totes are climbing a ladder or squeezing through a crawl space, the patented TurboTorch tote will stay close, balanced and keep equipment safe and organized."

The TurboTorch TTV-J-STP is a light duty oxy fuel brazing and soldering specialty outfit tote designed for HVAC/R, plumbing and maintenance professionals. The TTV-J-STP features a standard light duty handle (103-01FP), two nozzles (1-W-J and V-3), a heating tip (WST-2) and no oxygen nor fuel cylinder.

Model                        Part Number
TTV-100-CP 0386-1335
TTV-100-CPT 0386-1336
TTV-100-C 0386-1337
TTV-J-AP 0386-1338
TTV-J-APT 0386-1339
TTV-J-STP 0386-1342
TTV-J-STPT 0386-1343
TTV-J-ACP 0386-1345
TTV-J-ACPT 0386-1346

About TurboTorch
TurboTorch is a premium brand of the Thermadyne Industries, Inc. family of brands. TurboTorch markets the most comprehensive line of air-fuel products and accessories in the air fuel industry. Its "Swirl-Tip" and "Sof-Flame(TM)" torches and tips are the tools of choice for trade professionals worldwide. The TurboTorch Pro-Line(TM) series torches give operators the added convenience of a self-lighting torch feature. Turbo's premium quality products include tools for Acetylene, LP Gas, MAPP®, and oxy-acetylene applications. Cylinders, hand torch kits, and brazing and soldering alloys complement TurboTorch's equipment offering. For more information on TurboTorch or their products, please visit the brands' web site at www.turbotorch.com.

About Thermadyne
Thermadyne, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of cutting and welding products and accessories under a variety of premium brand names including Victor®, Tweco®, Arcair®, Thermal Dynamics®, Thermal Arc®, Stoody®, Turbo Torch®, Firepower® and Cigweld®. Its common shares trade on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol THMD. For more information about Thermadyne, its products and services, visit the company's web site at www.Thermadyne.com.

For more information, contact:
Steve Pona, 636-728-3057
or
spona@thermadyne.com

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