The Sistotech micro butane torch is easy to use, easy to refill and perfect for the model makers bench.
This little torch fits in the hand perfectly, the gas container is just the right size to grip. I’ve just been using this for some silver soldering on the fuel tank of the Enjomor Whippet engine.
- 1300°C flame temperature
- Instant electronic ignition
- Adjustable flame
- you can control the flow of gas to a limited degree
- you can change the amount of air
- Runtime is approximately 2 hours per fill
- Uses standard gal lighter refill
- standard lighter fuel is cheap and easy to obtain
This Sistotec micro butane torch cost me around £34 + ~£4 for the gas. The gas will refill it around 10 times.
Just remember that the gas is under pressure and you need to treat it with respect.
- This product is extremely flammable, care must be taken when in use
- Always point torch away from eyes and body when igniting
- Do not over tighten the Gas Central Knob
- Keep out of reach of children
- Read all instructions prior to use
- Warning – contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate container or expose to temperatures above 50°C
Also, the metal nozzle of the torch gets hot. Hence it is best to use the supplied stand when you turn this off or it will tend to rest on the work surface.
This is a small torch and only good for silver soldering, soldering or annealing small items. However, in model making and model engineering there’s a lot of small parts. The convenience of this is just perfect.
- Sistotec Micro Butane Torches – based in the UK and supplying more than 60 countries worldwide.
- Cooksongold – where I purchased my Sistotec Micro Butane Torch. Note that Cooksongold give you 12 months warranty under normal use.
Silver soldering is one of the most common metal joining techniques in model engineering. Also, used extensively by jewelers. Hence there are a number of references. This page is based heavily on model engineering experience and applications.