The tool is designed to safely destroy the cylinder valve and render it useless. The process will leave a visible hole in the cylinder valve assembly. Although we highly recommend the Recycle Tool be used only with empty cylinders (especially cylinders containing flammable gas mixtures), special ports built into the tool allow for the safe venting of any residual gas that may be present.
Cylinders that are destroyed with the Recycle Tool may be shipped common carrier without restrictions. The destroyed cylinders may be collected by local scrap metal dealers for recycling.
The Recycling Kits are available in two model numbers:
• Model 4250: Safety glasses and Recycle Tool for use with 8AL, 2AL and 6D cylinders
• Model 4260: Safety glasses and Recycle Tool for use with 7EOC and 7HP cylinders