Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 40
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KR1023 Butane Micro Torch
This Butane Micro Torch is the perfect size for making jewelry. It is real easy to use and I can control the size of flame I need for specific jewelry pieces. It fits nicely in my hand. I love it!
May 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lockon fails to light, poor design, not tool free design
Failed to light 9 out of 10 time right out of the package. Had to use a lighter to light it! Refused to light at all with the soldering tip on.
Trigger button lock location made it impossible to light with one hand and it's very difficult to reach it with the other hand and push the light button even with average sized hands.
Soldering tip requires a screwdriver to attach - seriously?
No place to store the soldering tip when not using it and no place to keep the soldering assembly when not using it.
The table base is about the only good thing about this unit.
May 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mitch2000 Great Little Torch
Works great. Nice for conectors and shrink tubing.
Could use a fill gauge to see how much butane is left. End up overfilling which wastes fuel
September 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Casey Made 16 audio patch cables
I bought this to solder together some audio patch cables. It worked very well, better, in fact, than most electric irons I have bought for the same price, and the heat was almost instant. it only took about 30 seconds to get up to heat. It's very convent as you don't need to be near a power source. It is also a butane torch, which has plenty of uses on its own. It runs for a long time too; about 20 minutes before needing to re-fill
When you do refill it, make sure all of the pressure out of the unit. depress the fill valve and shake the unit. if you don't do that, air will build up inside and hake it difficult or impossible to light after a couple of fills.
My only gripe, and the reason that I gave it 4 stars and not 5, is that the tip started melting! I guess it got too hot! the tip is changeable, so I can just screw a new one on. even though half of the tip is gone, it still works well.
July 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Superhiway Good for occasional and short use ONLY
I would agree with other reviewers that this torch is good for the occasional use. But I cannot recommend it at all if you need a torch that you need to burn for more than a few minutes. This torch gets hot quickly, and the heat generated at the tip, tends to radiate throughout the rest of the top section. When this happens, it also heats up the plastic igniter toward the rear and eventually melts it, making it non-functional.
If your needs are to ignite the torch more than a few times within an hour, you need to look for something a bit more rugged, perhaps made with higher quality metal components. Considering the higher cost of this torch, I was quite surprised to see such cheap, plastic parts being used in its construction.
I had bought the first torch but soon returned it because the igniter stopped working. Got the second one thinking maybe the first one was a lemon, but the second one broke just like the first one did. The heat transfer caused the igniter to melt apart leaving me with a torch that needed a separate lighting source. And who wants that when Bernzomatic already makes one of those, (a pencil torch), for ten bucks? I have one of those also and it works great. But I just can't recommend this more expensive model for more than simple, very light usage.
February 21, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alan Exactly what I was looking for.
Exactly what I needed... works well. Was looking for something with a fine flame to it. Only complaint is that it's difficult to keep it open and running for long periods of time... which is what I do a lot. I can make it work, but it would be easier if it allowed you to simply "click it and leave it" open.
August 25, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by echoth Lighter doesn't last
Worked for about the first 50 lights but after that, it becomes harder and more rare that it lights at all. For the cost, 50cents a light, just isn't worth it. If you have a flint igniter you can use that. In that case it becomes a mini torch like the big boys, which need a separate igniter. But that's not why I bought it. I'll be looking elsewhere for something that lasts.
December 7, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bigal Easy to use with one hand
The igniter quit working after 10 uses not built to last only good for a few short uses. Have had 5 of them just kept taking them back for exchange.
April 30, 2014