New "lighter"

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Re: New "lighter"

Post by Ridgerunner » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:15 pm

I was in Harbor Freight the other day and they had a similar one on sale for $8.99, reg. $9.99. I almost bought it but decided it was a bit to big for backpacking for my liking. See if I can find a link. ;)

Here we go:
http://www.harborfreight.com/micro-torch-42099.html
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by Bfinnigan » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:11 pm

I have never heard of wattage before either when it comes to heat/flame.
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by sudden » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:51 am

Bfinnigan wrote:I have never heard of wattage before either when it comes to heat/flame.
I'm starting to think it's just a marketing thing. Just another way to say btu/hr.

I ended up getting the harbor freight version RR mentioned. Can't say no to it at $9. Will let you know if it holds up over time. Did see a couple good reviews on it.
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by Ridgerunner » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:56 pm

Sudden, let us know what you think of the torch. It sounds like the igniter might be the first thing to go judging from some of the reviews. Just handle with care. The torch is rated to 2000 degrees and i already have a pencil torch rated the same so I can't justify it plus it will not flow my aluminum brazing rods. :o
http://www.harborfreight.com/pencil-torch-94185.html
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by realityguy » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:46 pm

Plug it in ..and let us know if the wattage is up to par... :lol:
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by zelph » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:42 pm

The Harbor F. one looks like you have to turn the top knob to turn on gas. Finnigans model is pull trigger and Poooooffff, it's on..I like easy :D

I think the wattage rating is legit. Will do a google on it tomorrow.
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by realityguy » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:54 pm

If you need a torch on the trail..someone just posted this one on NWH from REI--->
http://www.rei.com/product/806554

Now that's a handy item!Lighter also... ;)
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by zelph » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:34 pm

zelph wrote:The Harbor F. one looks like you have to turn the top knob to turn on gas. Finnigans model is pull trigger and Poooooffff, it's on..I like easy :D

I think the wattage rating is legit. Will do a google on it tomorrow.
I found this

http://www.physlink.com/education/askexperts/ae538.cfm

RG, I like Finnigans better.
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by Bfinnigan » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:50 pm

It will be interesting to compare them if we all buy different ones. The only thing I can compare mine to is my MAPP gas torches. I would rather be up in the hills in the dead of winter with a middle of the road butane torch then one of the over priced "wind proof" cig lighters.

I did a lot of reading before getting the Blazer.
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by zelph » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:50 pm

I did a lot of reading before getting the Blazer.
That helps me take a liking to it. I trust your judgment. ;)
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