Bernzomatic Worthington 336737 WT2301 Trigger Start Propane Torch : Burn baby burn

Just a real basic self lighting torch. Much smaller than others i’ve had. Flame is not monstrous but that’s fine with me.

Soldering and starting bbq and wood-stove fires. It functions, lights and burns, nicely. However, two things to know about it. It doesn’t put out as much btu’s as other units i’ve had and there is no automatic shut off. It would melt the fine solder to join a couple small wires together. It would not do so on medium sized (10 gauge) wire. Releasing the ignite button has nothing to do with the shutting it off. The round volume knob must be shut off to extinguish the flame. Only real improvement it needs would be to add a bit more heat output.

The fit and finish on this torch is excellent. It starts reliably after two presses on the igniter button. Flame is adjustable within a narrow range, but certainly good enough for most home brazing tasks. I use this with a 1 pound propane bottle (short, stubby type) and it works perfectly. I suspect the people who had problems with their torch were using the tall, skinny bottles. That can be problematic because of a characteristic of the propane. As propane is released from the pressurized container, it cools off suddenly, which may cause ice buildup in the tank’s neck. The ice blocks propane flow, resulting in weak flame. The short, stubby bottles don’t cool off so suddenly, so you won’t get the ice problem very often.

It works as intended but is not very high on features. It also blows out rather easily. I should have ponied up and bought the one where the trigger also releases the gas but this was half price. The more expensive ones also have airflow controls and a bigger nozzle.

Simple lpg camping bottle torch, does what it was supposed to do, lights up easy, stays lit until turned off.

Actually a super handy product–just attach it to one of those little green propane bottles, and you have got ‘fire on the go’. Really helpful for lazy campfire starting, but also makes a seriously high-powered cigar lighter.

Use him to start my smoke tubes with. Hook this guy up to a one pounder and away i go. The built in ignighter is super helpful. My old one i was always looking for a lighter. The only down side to this one is that it is not in red,white and blue.

  • Exactly what I wanted
  • lights up easy, stays lit until turned off
  • works ok but you might enjoy one with more features

Worthington 336737 WT2301 Trigger Start Propane Torch

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  • Trigger-start ignition easily ignites the flame
  • Versatile webbed flame completes a variety of household projects, including small diameter soldering, thawing, melting and heat application
  • Use only with propane fuel, such as the Bernzomatic 14.1 oz. Propane Hand Torch Cylinder
  • Angled stainless steel burn tube
  • Flame control valve easily sizes flame and extinguishes when finished

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Worthington 336737 WT2301 Trigger Start Propane Torch
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