Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Salty Works like a champ--read my review to help ignite the torch (deviation from product instructions)
I read some reviews and was skeptical at first, especially when people mentioned the torch wouldn't hold a flame. The trick to getting it to light is this: Ignite a long stick lighter and hold it at the end of the propane torch. Then, you only need to barely turn the propane knob to get the torch to light. You can then adjust the flame accordingly. If you turn on the propane first and then try to light it then yes, it will blow out the lighter flame and will not work correctly. I used this to solder some 1/2 inch copper pipes together and it performed as needed. I recommend this kit for small projects, for sure.
July 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AverageDIYer Ok for 1/2" copper pipe
If you are just soldering 1/2" copper pipe and fittings, this will do the job. It's kind of a pain to light the torch with separate spark or flame required. I used a wind resistant type lighter to light the torch and it worked well. If you are doing more than few joints or are soldering larger material, like a shower mixing valve, or larger pipe, spend the extra 20 to 30 bucks for a mapp gas (yellow bottle) torch with trigger igniter. It burns hotter and is way easier to use. I didn't really like the flux, so I ended up buying the H20 flux by Oatley, it didn't burn off as fast as the benzomatic flux that comes with this kit.
May 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by agentk Worst purchase ever!!!
Torch was useless from the gate it did not work. The flux was maybe 1/3 full...maybe. The flux brush shed hairs unbelievably bad, had to pick brush fibers out of the flux and parts being fluxed. This inferior product cost be MORE TIME and MONEY. The only benefit I got was the propane. The company needs new management because of poor quality control.
July 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Errant No Threads on Torch!
There were no threads on the torch head to screw to the bottle. Obviously defective and will be returned. We had already cut and fit the pipes before finding out, so a major pain!!
August 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BP Hopeless
I went through two boxes of matches to do a 5 minute job. Every time the torch was moved through the horizontal position it went out. Literally every 5 seconds! Spend the extra cash for a proper one.
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Not a pro tool.
Dont ever buy this product or you will never finish your plumbing job. The problem is in the solder. It is not made to join new and old copper pipes. My advice use acid core slder
December 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by petdok very poor pick even for an amateur
Does not come with a striker so not a complete kit. Very difficult to light with a match. Then will not stay lit especially in a horizontal position. Takes 10 times as long to get the job done because of this.
September 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FirstSolder Torch works well
Used torch to replace a damaged 16" pipe section. Torch lit every time with striker and valve turned on very low. I kept the bottle below the valve as per instructions to not flood the valve and the flame never went out. Replaced pipe and no leaks.
August 1, 2015