Oxygen and acetylene cutting torches, used for cutting various metals such as steel, can get dirty, clogged or covered with deposits resulting in poorly operating equipment. A clogged cutting torch tip will cause improper gas mixture and flow at the torch tip. You frequently also get e a lot of popping and difficulty keeping the torch going when your tip is clogged. The gauges and hoses can also become coated in carbon deposits and dirt. Keeping all these clean will keep your cutting torch working better longer, and keep your equipment looking new.