Fire is cool; it’s just that simple. A full featured “table torch” with large fuel capacity, immediate ignition and a fully adjustable pinpoint flame is much more than cool — it’s practical. We find uses for ours in the shop, around the house, and even in the kitchen.
We’re not talking about a Bic lighter here, but a full-on torch. The PT500 from Solder It has a powerful high-output 2500 degree wind-resistant flame than can be adjusted from around 1″ in length to 5″.
We like the PT500 in particular because its large Butane capacity gives it a 2 hour burn time, it lights with a single button click, and you can adjust the fuel and air mixture to tweak the flame for each task. Oh yeah, did we mention it looks really cool?
On a recent visit to the parents’ place we used the PT500 to Ferr-L-Tite (glue) arrow tips into aluminum shaft arrows, though we did have to pry it out of Mom’s hands first. (She’d borrowed it to make creme brulee. Mmmm.)
You can find the PT500 for around $40 with careful shopping. Note: It’s a lot bigger than it looks. While your run-of-the-mill kitchen torch stands about 5″ tall, this one’s closer to 10″.
Have fun, and don’t burn yourself (or others).