Ronson Tech Torch (Micro Torch) Review

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  1. roughrider

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    What: Ronson Tech Torch (Micro Torch)
    Price: $~29
    Place: Wal-Mart



    I picked it up at my local Wal-Mart near the plumbing/lighting section.

    I filled it up with some Vector butane. I didn't bother using the Ronson butane it came with. The tank holds over 20g of fuel. So this bastard will last a long time between refills.

    It's a well built torch. It fires up every time. It has a flame adjuster and a heat adjuster. It also has a button to lock the trigger once you fire.

    It also comes with the instructional manual and 2 soldering tips.

    The only gripes I have about it is that the trigger is short & smooth. I wish it was longer and textured to provide better grip.



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    Verdict:

    I've had it for over a year and it's still kicking ass :thumbsup:. If it's anything like its little brother, it should be a very reliable piece of equipment. It's priced in the same price range as most micro torches online and on cigar websites ($20-$30 range).
     
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    Cigary43 Just Another Ashhole

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    I like the soft flame,,,bet it would last a couple of years with a full tank and just using the soft flame approach. Methinks I might have to get one.
     
  4. roughrider

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    I saw the new clamshell packaging the other night at Wal-Mart for like $26.

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    These reviews are excellent. Thanks for leading the way for my trip to wally world tomorrow.
     
  6. roughrider

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    Not a problem.
     
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    Mines the older model with a slightly different "trigger". re filled once since 2007.....
     
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    whynot use the included fuel? I have used the Ronson fuel from walmart without any issues. Thing looks mean though :thumbsup: what are the dimensions? (careful wording here LOL)
     
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    Haha. I guess the 20 grams goes along way.
     
  10. roughrider

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    Nothing wrong with the Ronson. I just have a huge bottle of Vector butane.


    I don't know the exact dimensions, but I've included pics of the torch in hand for comparison.
     
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    I saw these at a Ocean State Job Lot near me that I migt have to go back and pick up
     
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    How much were they over there?
     
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    jmatkins BoM January 08

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    I will check and post.

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