Our first model is this beauty, from Bernzomatic and, lets go in early; it is a very well designed tool packing a lot of useful features.
First up is that extremely handy automatic ignition. As we’ll see as we go through the list, not as many propane torches as you would imagine come equipped with auto ignition, so it’s great to see it in place here. It basically just means that you don’t have to search around for your spark lighter all the time – just pull out your torch, click a button to light it up and away you go.
The flame this model can generate is also extremely impressive. This torch uses a swirl flame technique, something only really seen on premium models. This type of flame gets extremely hot, around 3,000 Fahrenheit, helping to make the most of the propane propellant.
Cast aluminum is used in the construction to provide a high quality, long lasting finish – though that does make is a little heavy, with the head unit alone weighing in at about 1.2 pounds. Add in the directly attached tank of gas and the weight goes up even more – though it’s not too bad, really. In truth, we’re just looking for negatives so this review doesn’t sound too gushing. Well… let’s see… we don’t like the color, it’s very plain. It should be painted like a dragon.
All in all a fine product, well designed and constructed of top quality materials.