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lynn225
I've been using an old brass propane pencil torch head on a Coleman bottle for various lantern use. The other day I used it and suddenly had a handful of flame. [Flamie]

I'm looking to replace it. What are you fellas finding most useful/reliable ?
Lynn Klingel
Huntingdon, PA

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mgmlvks
I probably need a smaller torch, but standard size with electronic igniter does the trick.  Have a small butane pencil torch also which is PITA and NOT electronic.
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lynn225
Thanks for the reply Mike...I've noticed that most of the cheaper ones state "best for upright use". A few reviews indicate problems when using them horizontally. The more expensive ones are pressure regulated for use at angle or even inverted. 
Curious as to experiences with pressure regulated and non-regulated torches at angles, like burning out old fuel cap gaskets...
Lynn Klingel
Huntingdon, PA

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Rubing
I bought an inexpensive pencil torch “Micro Torch” brand from Harbor Freight, butane with electronic ignition and I have used it for several years with no issues. 
As for burning out filler cap gaskets I seem to have and endless supply of simple brass heads from picking up the smaller diameter propane cylinders at sales for $1-$2. 
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zoomkat
The torch size/type depends on what you expect to be working on. For small stuff, you probably need a small torch. I have the HF butane torch for small stuff, and the small pencil torches can also work for small stuff. The pencil torch orifice can clog with impurities when liquid butane goes thru it (torch being held downward). The pencil torch can be modified to run off of the larger butane cans eliminating the clogging issue if it is to be used a lot.
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Gunhippie
I have two:

For small work, I use a little Bernzomatic pistol-style refillable butane torch. Piezioelectric ignition, lock-on and a bit of a PITA due to the childproof trigger. Takes two hands to light and lock it on. Works great and doesn't use too much butane. Refills from a lighter refill can. A little sensitive to angle-of-use, but not usually a problem.

A big pistol-grip type head for MAPP. This thing has been used for a few decades and the label is largely missing. Head is white and says LE... so maybe Lennox? Piezioelectric lighting, lock-on button and adjustable output. Made to work on 1lb cans of MAPP gas, but works well with propane and whatever the modern replacement for MAPP is. This torch doesn't care about orientation, which is critical for soldering copper pipe.
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Hot Diggity
I had a similar experience with my Piezo ignition MAPP torch a couple months ago.  Leaking somewhere, and I really don't want to do the flame dance again to try to sort it out.

Since then I've found that I can do just about everything with this butane "culinary blow torch."   It's refillable, instant ignition, has a flame 4-5" long at mid setting, and 1/2" at low setting.  Can be locked in the on position with a twist of the cap.  I haven't found anything that I needed to heat that required more heat than this torch would produce.
  Culinary Blow Torch, Tintec Chef Cooking Torch Lighter, Butane Refillable, Flame Adjustable (MAX 2500°F) with Safety Lock for Cooking, BBQ, Baking, Brulee, Creme, DIY Soldering & more (Aluminum alloy)
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JimL
I too use the Harbor Freight torch that Greg (Rubing) discussed above.  Seldom do I need to break out a propane torch, and when I do, it's only because the butane one isn't up to the job at hand.

Chuck's culinary torch shows promise.  If my torch ever dies, I may seriously consider one of those.

-Jim

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zoomkat
Below is a good video about the pencil torch and a way to modify it for extended work. The orifice in mine has clogged up in the past, and it is *really* small when I looked at it. The flame is nice in that it is long, thin, and hot for working on small things.

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25 502s
I bought this little Dremel kit a few years ago. It seems like it was a tad pricey but excellent quality and very handy.  433B81D0-F69A-4A2D-A880-CC1206B0E97B.jpeg  47F5B16E-893B-4D05-84DD-E9CCB70492D5.jpeg 
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sourgasjohn
I've got the same torch with the same problem. Interesting video. It clearly works it you have no other option. it looks like a lot of work for a marginal torch and when done you are tethered to a tank. if you are going to use a remote tank you night as well get something like this. I tend to forget the low pressure that butane vaporizes at, you can just push one piece of tubing inside another, no clamps , just friction. Jason, that Dremel looks pretty slick.IMG_0396.jpg  IMG_0397.jpg
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lynn225
25 502s wrote:
I bought this little Dremel kit a few years ago. It seems like it was a tad pricey but excellent quality and very handy.     


Jason, I really like the look of this. Many different tips to use for different jobs. Excellent reviews too. One guy said he "hates crap tools, and this is no crap tool!"  😆  I think this one is going on my list!

Gentlemen, thanks for all of your input and discussion.  👍

Lynn Klingel
Huntingdon, PA

All your lantern are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time.

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25 502s
Lynn, I think you’ll like it. It’s a decent torch for small jobs and the attachments could definitely come in handy. 
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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Chucker
I use three: a chef's micro torch, the regular brass profane style, and like Timm one to use MAPP gas. 
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