We currently stock a wide variety of blow torches from various brands, including Sievert, Bullfinch, Rothenberger, Foker and Go-Gas.
Cartridge or Cylinder?
The first thing to decide is if you are looking for a small handheld cartridge blow torch or the larger propane cylinder torches that connect to a large cylinder with a hose and regulator. We have cartridge torches available from Rothenberger, Go-Gas and the Sievert Powerjet range. The main advantage of these torches is the low upfront cost and the practicality of having a small torch that can be carried with ease. However, there are fewer options regarding power and flame shape than with the larger cylinder torches.
Blowtorches that run from a red propane cylinder need a hose and regulator. We tend to find that the propane cylinders cost less to run in the long run than the cartridges. We have blow torches like this from Sievert, Bullfinch and Foker. They have a variety of burners available, which means you can choose the flame's power and the shape of the flame in many cases. For example, the Sievert Cyclone burners create a wide flame that can wrap around a pipe for brazing or soldering; On the other hand, a pin-point burner would be suitable for cutting or melting small areas of metal.
We find that some of our Sievert kits are very popular for use at home. We have a General Purpose Kit and a Jewellers Gas Blow Torch Kit. The general purpose kit comes with a 2941 Burner rated at 7.7kw and is 28mm wide. The jewellers kit comes with 8842 Lightline Burner, rated at 0.25kw and 9mm wide - the flame is extremely fine on this one and is for tiny detail work.
They feature interchangeable parts so that you can change the burners to suit your needs. Please note that you may also have to change the neck when deciding on extra burners.
Roofing Blow Torches
These heavy-duty torches feature a long neck and powerful windproof burners. They are commonly used for roofing, road works, melting snow and weed killing. Some of them also feature double or triple heads for greater coverage. See our range here.