Hi Linda, I always stand by the torch until I find some kids who are
really competent and then the class has to get me or the competent
ones--often they are coming from welding. I try to instill enough fear
in them at the beginning that they want someone else to help them. I
have oxy-propane so they have a tiny little flame and it's hard to light
and they usually want me to use the striker because it takes all their
control to use the knobs. I bought a little battery operated spark
machine, but it's hard for them to use also since they have to turn the
torch over. .
I have 6th graders in my room using it but they do not get to light it
and a parent stands there all the time. I Have wondered how HS
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