Bernzomatic Micro Torch Information
Bernzomatic is a highly regarded manufacturer of handheld
torches and other home improvement and industrial accessories.
They produce a decent number of well constructed micro torches
which are quite long-lasting, especially if you take good care
of them. Of course, they have their share of products that are
rather ho-hum in quality.
I recalled buying one of their slim-shaped butane torches a
few years back. I thought it was a very poorly made product.
Lighting the darn thing was tough! However, the thing wasn’t
expensive or anything so I ended up giving the torch to my
buddy Rick, who absolutely loves the bloody torch! He said it
was “easy” to use and well, I really didn’t know what to say
about that. To each their own I guess….
Should I Opt For Propane or Butane Powered Bernzomatic
I’ve heard this question a number of times before and here’s
the answer…doesn’t matter! I mean we’re talking about micro
torches here, so as long as you not using it for complex
welding tasks or anything of that kind then go ahead and buy
either one. Handheld torches are ideal for taking on small
soldering assignments, for plumbing purposes, fusing metal for
jewelry crafting and so on.
If you have a lot of welding to do, then you’re better off
using a standard cutting/welding
torch. Anyway, here’s a picture of a propane-powered
Bernzomatic micro torch.
The name of the model is “TS4000 Trigger Start Touch”. Now,
you might be asking, what the heck does “trigger start touch”
means? Essentially, the feature enables you to light the torch
in a quick and easy fashion. Some micro torches are hard to
light up like the slim one I mentioned earlier.
There’s also a handheld torch with the extended light and
safety lock rolled into one switch, thus making it hard for
users to turn it on with one hand. You won’t face this kind of
problem with the TS4000 Bernzomatic torch. In a nutshell, this
model is very durable, lights fast and easy, effective, and
requires either propane or MAAP (PethylAcetylene ProPadiene)
gas to run.
Bernzomatic Butane Micro Torch
If you prefer a butane type torch, then model 2880116 from
Bernzomatic should serve you well. This torch can keep on
burning for about 45 minutes or so with a handy adjustable
flame that works extremely well. It also comes with a couple of
add-ons: a hot blower attachment and solder tip for precise
Like the TS4000, the 2880116 Bernzomatic micro torch is also very easy to
light up thanks to its handy trigger start switch. This
refillable butane torch cost less than 35 bucks if purchased
via online. Check out the link right below for more info on