Best Rated Micro Torches
I have several micro torches in my machine store and they
are absolutely indispensable! Power outage occurs every now and
again, so you’re going to need a good quality micro torch to
complete your soldering tasks even when there’s no electricity.
Apart from soldering, you can use it for joining pipes, melting
glass for the purpose of creating some sort of handcraft
glasswork, heating shrink tube for wiring purposes, fusing
sterling silver and so on.
Basically, the micro torch is essential for professional
metal workers, electronic technicians, jewelers, plumbers etc.
Now, my business is doing pretty well, thankfully, and I
managed to rope in a few guys to help me out. I’m no longer a
one-man show like before, yay! However, the downside to this
is…I got a little too much spare time on my hands, nay!
Anyway, I figured I should use my spare time to do something
beneficial that has nothing to do with my daily mind-numbing,
mundane technical work. Thus, I decided to make this site so I
could share some info about various top-quality micro torches
that are widely available on the market. The micro torch
belongs in my personal top-5 favorite tools, so it deserves an
online altar of its own!
Blazer Micro Torch
Blazer is a renowned company and has been producing a wide
range of high quality micro torches for decades. The classic
torch in this image here uses a highly developed piezo
electric ignition system.
This is a powerhouse butane micro torch capable of
delivering 2500 degrees Fahrenheit flame.
Incredible power especially when you consider the fact that
it only weighs a mere 2 pounds! Knobs on the device allow you
to adjust air and gas flow thus giving you the ability to
control the flame in an effective manner. One can of butane is
included with every order.
Bernzomatic Micro Torch
Bernzomatic is also a top manufacturer. They make a large
variety of torch products including torch heads that come in
many shapes and sizes, flame spreader, brazing rods, electric
solder case and all kinds of micro torches as well. Here’s a
decent one made by Bernzomatic and this particular model is
known as TS4000 Trigger Start Touch. This one is not a butane
micro torch however.
The TS4000 runs on either propane or MAAP gas but it’s just
as effective as Blazer’s butane powered torch. The hot swirl
frame it produces is perfect for soldering, melting jewelry
metal, etc. I know a couple of plumbers who have this device at
their disposal and they absolutely swear by it. The only gripe
I have about this Bernzomatic micro
torch is the lack of adjustable flame control.
Roburn Micro Torch
Here’s a Roburn Micro Torch that only weighs about 9 or so
ounces but boy, does it pack a punch! It can be used for
culinary purposes such as making crème brulee, meringue pies,
roasted pepper, for making ice sculptures etc. Of course
conducting soldering task and small mechanical restoration is
also possible with this handy piezo micro torch, but don’t
expect to complete complex welding assignments with
Fact of the matter is butane micro torches are not powerful
enough for welding jobs. A full-sized torch or at the very
least, a micro welding
torch is something you should really look into if you
want a cost effective device that’s capable of melting weldable
metals. The Roburn micro torch can burn for a period of between
45 to 60 minutes and can be refilled with the following Zippo
Micro Torch Lighter
Blazer also manufactures micro torch lighter and I have a
picture of it here... More Info Here
What you’re seeing here is the very popular Blazer PB207
butane refillable micro torch lighter which is ideal for
lighting cigars, pipes and even cigarettes too. Like Blazer’s
classic micro butane torch, this durable and flexible lighter
also uses a top-notch piezo ignition system. It’s very
effective and at max fuel load, you can expect the burning time
to last for approximately 20 minutes while producing max flame
temperature of 2500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Although the burning time is respectable for a torch lighter
this small (weighing only 1.3 ounces), it’s not wind proof as
the flame goes out rather easily even at the slightest breeze.
I went on a camping trip with a few friends several months back
and I brought this along with me. The camping location was
quite windy so as you can imagine, the flame made by this micro
torch lighter had a tough time staying on.
All in all, it’s still a quality product and I like the
detachable hands-free stand that comes with the lighter. The
stand enables me to keep the lighter on while having both of my
hands free. Simply activate the PB207’s locking switch and
attach it to the stand. As long as you’re not in a windy or
breezy environment, the locking switch along with the stand
will keep your lighter steady and running for 20 minutes or so
The MicroJet torch you see here has a patented safety
It’s put in place to prevent children from goofing around
with it and winding up burning the whole house down in the
process! We shouldn’t be leaving this sort of device lying
around the house where kids could easily pick up and play with
it. But there are adults who would sometimes forget to store
such device in a safe place so that’s where this safety lock
The drawback of the safety lock is that it makes it
difficult for us to use the extended locking switch located on
this MicroJet torch. The extended locking switch allows you to
set the lighter on for a certain period of time or at least,
until the flame goes out which should take about 20
Problem is the switch on this micro torch functions as both
extended locking and safety lock. So it’s a little tricky to
use but with a little practice, you’ll get the hang of it.
However, you’ll still need both hands to operate the torch. I
think it’s a decent quality micro torch considering the price
which is about 20 bucks or so.