|Item Weight||0.3 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2 x 4 x 12 inches|
|Item model number||MT245C|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 year|
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Mag-Torch MT245C MAPP/Propane Heavy Duty Pencil Flame Burner Torch Tip
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After burning quite a bit of gas from bulk propane cylinders, this torch started to sputter and acted like it needed cleaning. There are detailed cleaning instructions for the Hothead torch (the one I mentioned this one is similar to), so I attempted to follow the same procedure with this one. Bad Idea. The Hothead torch orifice has a rubber gasket to help it seal. This one does not, but relies on some sealing goo applied at the factory. If you remove the flame cup to clean the orifice, there is no way (that I know of) to reseal it, leading to flames shooting out of the base of the flame cup (toward the valve) when it is reassembled. DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THIS TORCH. At this price, purchase a new one when it gets dirty.
Pros: This thing gets hot! Works really well for lampworking, particularly running from a 20lb or bigger propane bottle
Cons: DO NOT DISASSEMBLE FOR CLEANING! Sensitive to gas pressure (and thus bottle temperature). Small propane bottles get cold quickly and lose pressure.
I've recently gotten into flameworking glass, and quickly outgrew the torch that came with my beginner's kit, so I went searching for an upgrade. After doing some research, I found that this is the exact same torch as two well known single-gas lampworking torches (I won't name them, don't want to infringe on anyone's trademark), but if you've done any lampworking you've heard of them.
Anyway, I figured for less than half of the price of the better known model, it was well worth a try, so I ordered it, hooked it up to my 1lb propane bottle, fired it up, and was quite disappointed. The flame was small, inconsistent, and didn't melt glass nearly as well as the old one. I set it aside to send back the next day.Read more ›
Minor complaint is the entire piece is a bit large, but it makes a nice quality flame. I've been very happy using it.
10/29/2010: R. Philips does make interesting comments. I've only used mine with MAPP gas. Getting hot quickly has never been a problem but I concur with the comment about the flame being somewhat diffused. It's certainly not pencil sharp. But again, those other tips from the Benz-O people have used plastic knobs on theirs for a long time now. I've had it crack on me from falling over.
UPDATE: It completely stopped working six months ago. I don't recommend purchasing. I'm back to using a Benz-O with a plastic know. Very disappointed.
After sorting thru the 'garbage' in the reviews, and comparing the specs, I finally settled on the 'Mag-torch' . It also had the ability to burn 'Mapp gas', - which I liked.
I truly do like the torch, - a lot. It has a very robust flame (1½''±), and I can see that It is even better than the one I replaced (how often does one get to say that these days?).
The only flaw I have found with it, is that the solid brass knob that it has, gets rather 'hot' with extended use (and that's with propane, & not with Mapp gas). So, unless you have thick skin, have a rag handy when you run it for long periods, - to use when adjusting it, or turning it off. Still a great torch, I am almost tempted to buy another one, - just in case the 1st has an accident -etc.
I had two Mapp gas bottles and one regular propane. One bottle of Mapp gas worked better than the other and the regular propane worked fine. I think the biggest consideration for me was how much gas was left in the bottle and the working temperature of the bottle when in use. I live in the northeast so conditions are more in the cool range.
At his point I think it will work better for me as the temp rises here.
I would buy it again and / or recommend it. For the price alone. You get more than you pay for..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Handy little torch. Does the job and wasn't expensive. I don't need one with an igniter imo. This is plenty. I've been using it a while and it's showing no signs of wear and tear.Published 16 days ago by M. Mullany
This Mag Torch is just right for heating or soldering large items.Published 22 days ago by Paul A. Dyson
Absolute horrible quality control. When it arrived, screwed it on to a canister of propane, the regulator wouldn't let any propane through, even though the knob was wide open. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cameron
first time buying and using a torch, like others I don't think it's as pencil as you'd expect but for the price it's fine at least for 3/4" copper hint... use the mapp gas esp. Read morePublished 8 months ago by dfphoto
I like it and its much better than ones sold at local brick and mortar shopsPublished 9 months ago by fun cuber