Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Will Worked great!....For an hour...
I got this for heat treating small metal tubing.
-The tip is all metal with a good amount of room to expel heat. I never once felt the pen itself get hot or was worried I would melt any plastic parts.
-Adapter with the soldering and heat blower units is nifty. Easy to use, small and convenient. I never actually soldered anything with it but I tested it (attached it, lit it, inspected it, just didn't actually use it) briefly and it seemed useful and convenient.
-The size was convenient and had a decent fuel capacity (30 minutes give or take on medium heat setting). Also was extremely easy to fill.
-The pop out stand was helpful.
I don't want to list this one as a pro or a con (I didn't mind it at all but some might) but it is worth mentioning: it doesn't have self ignition, you have to light it with another lighter or flints, etc.
-Stopped working after just over an hour of total, yet continuous, use. I'm 99% sure it wasn't because of a plastic piece melting or anything like that. Was using it and it was working just fine. Turned it off and set it down. Picked it up one minute later to ignite it again, pushed the switch on. Nothing. No gas hiss. It stopped being able to expel gas. I made sure it was FULL on gas. Still nothing. I let it sit and checked to see if it started working again periodically over 90+ hours. Still does not work.
I will be returning it immediately and will not buy one again.
Also it should be noted that the image of this product on this website is scrunched. The pen more resembles a scaled up sharpie. Longer and thinner than pictured.
March 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by disappointed Won't stay lit, pretty disappointing
Not impressed, wont stay lit for solderigl.........
November 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Robert Good hobby torch - not a power horse
I bought this item after reading the previous review about how the torch blew out at the slightest movement. I only needed it for a small project and for the price it couldn't be beat.
I initially had the same problem but upon reading and following the instructions (let gas settle before using, blue portion of flame should be 3/4" long) no longer had any issues.
I've used it outside without any attachments in breezy conditions with only mild problems. (I was sweeping it back and forth across a 4 foot section and got too fast)
Fortunately, though the flame is invisible in sunlight there's an obvious change in sound if the flame goes out. It's not self-igniting though so if you're using it in a breeze keep a lighter handy.
Comes with a "heat blower" attachment and a soldering iron tip.
Great value for the hobbyist that doesn't need a larger sized torch.
February 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Scotty great investment
Take care of it and you'll love it. I am on my 2nd, my first lasted a while and worked awesome, the one I have now is the same. Great for everything.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Carroll satisfied
Its work really great I like it. They delivered it on time no delay.
September 16, 2014