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7 in. x 32 in. CSX 900 Cane Torch

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  • Save time while applying Pli Stix or Crack Stix
  • Trigger Start with brass fuel valve
  • Tapered tip so you won't burn your asphalt or concrete
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Product Details

The CSX 900 Cane Torch is the best way to apply the direct heat Pli-Stix and Crack-Stix permanent crack filler products. This unique tool is durable yet comfortable. Its tapered tip won't burn asphalt or concrete. It can operate continuously for more than an hour with a 14.1 oz. cylinder, which is sold separately.
  • For use with Latexite Pli-Stix and Crack-Stix permanent crack filler
  • Ergonomically designed - just walk and melt Pli-Stix or Crack-Stix into crack
  • Tapered tip so you melt just the crack filler and does not burn the asphalt
  • Trigger start with brass fuel valve for precision gas flow control
  • Soft grip handle
  • Operates continuously for over an hour on a 14.1 oz. cylinder (not included)
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Return Policy
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Specifications

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Questions & Answers

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Q:the overview mentions a "Tapered tip", so how big or wide of a flame does it produce?
by|Jul 10, 2018
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A:  I have been using this torch for the past two days to melt Crack-Stix. Because I am using it during the day time hours, I can't see any visible flame, but I have a sense that the hottest portion of the flame is about 3 to 4 inches wide when the tip is held about 4 inches from the work surface. It definitely isn't a pin point flame, like a hand held propane torch.

by|Aug 12, 2022

A:  Approximately 3/4" wide and 2" long

by|Jul 10, 2018

    A:  I performed a few tests in the garage. Included in the tests were a green camping propane tank, a Bernzomatic JT850 cane torch and a CSX900 cane torch. I took a few photos of the flames. The gold tip is the Bernzomatic JT850 and the grey oval tip is the CSX900. I have tried to use the Bernzomatic JT850 to melt CrackStix. The flame is small due to the flow valve restriction limit and the flame being focused straight out. I couldn't get it to slowly melt the CrackStix. It kept burning slightly and bubbling. The CSX900 looks like it will work better. The valve on it opens up something proper and drafts a lot more air through. Along with the oval tip and more flow the flame is wider and extends a bit further. I haven't got around to trying the CSX900 on the CrackStix yet but it is the one they specifically recommend for the CrackStix.

    by|Oct 6, 2020
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    A:  Small tip strong flame

    by|Jan 7, 2020

      A:  The torch has a 3-4”flame depending on the valve adjustment.

      by|Jul 10, 2018
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        Q:so now i got this torch and it works fine but only one little tank i have threads on and the othe...
        by|Jun 22, 2018
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        A:  Use the correct tank. Normally they are blue

        by|Mar 9, 2021

          A:  Sorry I can not help you. There is only one size that I am aware of for small propane bottles.

          by|Jun 23, 2018

            A:  I believe the threads on all the disposable propane tanks are the same size (1” x 20) regardless if they are the skinny tall ones or the short fat ones. I have used both on my torch without any issues. All I can offer is to offer caution when you thread the cylinders on so as to not buger the threads on the tank or the cane. Not sure my response will be of any help, but I hope so.

            by|Jun 27, 2018
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            Q:how is this different than bernzomatic jt 850 which i bought and the tube basically melted 5 minu...
            by|Jun 19, 2018
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            A:  Well, the tube of mine didn't melt.

            by|Jun 19, 2018

              A:  The difference I have been able to find is the end is shaped like an oval to make the flame profile more narrow and keep most of the heat in line with the Crack Stix in the crack. I going to order one of these because the ST850 I'm trying to use to melt the 1/4" Crack Stix doesn't seem to be working for me. I'm getting slight yellowish brownish discoloration and it's bubbling all over and not drying smooth. I can't find a datasheet for either of them. Probably have to call the manufacturer to get a datasheet with flame profile, temp, flow and all that.

              by|Jun 24, 2018

              A:  I don’t know what a bernzomatic it 850 is. This cane torch did well. UPS delivered damaged. The tip was oval and not round. Still did well. No problems.

              by|Jun 20, 2018

                A:  My husband used his for over an hour and it’s still good as new. We plugged all the openings in the driveway then the sidewalk and and used it again and it still works

                by|Jun 21, 2018

                A:  I have used mine for at least 40 hours and never had that problem. I really like mine and use it for melting that driveway crack filler that HD sells. One tip is to watch that foam rubber on the hook of the handle. Some times it moves down over the vent holes and the flame will go out. So, if that happens, just move the foam rubber thing up.

                by|Jun 27, 2022
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                  A:  I bought the CSX 900 Cane Torch last year and have used it for at least 50 hours of use last year as well as this summer. No problems with it whatsoever. The nozzle end is apparently made of some kind of heat resistant steel and does NOT melt like your Bernzomatic JT 850 did. I highly recommend this cane torch. It works great for patching cracks in asphalt and saves your back. I rate it 5 stars and it's still going strong!

                  by|Jun 22, 2018

                    A:  While I can't answer this directly, I can tell you I have had this for about a year and have used it a handful of times and for long periods at each use (1-2 hours with intermittent use). Only issue I've had is the igniter never has worked so I just light it with a lighter.

                    by|Jun 19, 2018
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                    Q:Can i use a brush torch to heat the stix and disperse the material. Home user on concrete with 1 ...
                    by|Apr 29, 2018
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                    A:  No, the cane torch has a tip shaped like an oval that just fits the width of most driveway cracks. The wide opening of the brush torch will heat too much of the concrete and cause it to spall or explode. Be sure to fill deep cracks with sand to about 1/4-1/2 inch depth. Don’t heat the Stix too much as the torch will melt through the Stix and actually melt the sand and the Stix will sink into the crack. Besides, having the cane torch tip allows you to stand and saves your back and gives you more distance from the heated concrete in case it does spall. Using the right tool makes the job easier. It’s well worth the cost and the Stix really work well.

                    by|May 1, 2018

                      A:  don't know what a brush torch is but sounds like a rosebud tip..more spread out than concentrated...this cane torch gets quite hot..very concentrated flame...if your tip get quite hot you should try it...will scorch and soften PVC downspouts...careful...

                      by|Apr 30, 2018

                        A:  You can get different levels of heat depending on what kind of fuel. LP is the coolest, which is what you will probably want for concrete. MAPP is really hot and might discolor the concrete, but would melt the filler a lot faster.

                        by|Apr 30, 2018

                        A:  Yes, it will work just fine for you. Best if used on a calm, less windy day.

                        by|Apr 30, 2018

                          A:  Maybe, but I suspect that the coating on the stix would defeat the brush torch at least to some degree. The force of the flame on the cane torch does a pretty good job of spreading the material.

                          by|Apr 30, 2018

                            A:  No, it cannot be used in that manner.

                            by|May 1, 2018
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                                Valve leaked the propane around the fitting.
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                                This device did not work well for me. I ended up using my “pear burner” to complete the job.
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                                Worked once. No longer works. Waste of money. Buy something better.
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                                  Using this can torch requires a great deal more patience than I have. I used it for an entire af...
                                  Using this can torch requires a great deal more patience than I have. I used it for an entire afternoon, and then briefly the next morning. It's effective for about the first 10 minutes - or maybe 10 linear feet. After that, the pressure from the propane canister drops too much for it to be an effective tool for the intended purpose. It's poorly made, and fell apart after the 3rd propane tank, leaving part of the cane torch in the propane tank, causing pressurized propane to leak from the tank. I was able to remove the pieces from the propane tank and put the cane torch back together, but it is getting retired as far as I'm concerned. I went back to HD and picked up a much better torch and a 20lb tank of propane to finish the job that I should have been able to finish the previous afternoon.
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                                  Works well, but they should note that the paint will...
                                  Works well, but they should note that the paint will peal off after use.
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                                  We have about 50k square feet of asphalt with cracks. This ,along with the Crack lite cord has m...
                                  We have about 50k square feet of asphalt with cracks. This ,along with the Crack lite cord has made this a easy to complete job.
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