This Smith Little Torch has become over the years one of the most used soldering torches in the Jewelry Industry - and for good reason!
It is small, light weight, versatile, easy-to-use and made to last. The handle (without a tip) is just over 4-1/2" long, the body itself is just 5/8" in diameter. So imagine holding a fat highlighter pen.
That's not too bad for hand held torch this cool. It has 2 colorful, knurled knobs for controlling the gas flow at the handle: red or fuel and green for oxygen. These colors correspond to the red and green hoses.
The Smith Little Torch is an oxygen/fuel torch which means that you must use compressed oxygen and a compressed fuel. You can use the oxygen from the air like many single gas torches. The addition of compressed oxygen means the torch will produce much hotter flames which can be very important when soldering large items or metals with high melting points. The Little Torch can be used with a variety of compressed gases including propane and MAPP gases along with oxygen.
This Little Torch kit includes aluminum torch body, 1 copper tip (#5), 2 durable 8ft hoses for fuel and oxygen, standard connectors (9/16") for regulators, 2 on/off "regulator" valves for disposable fuels and oxygen tanks and industrial instructions.
This kit does NOT include disposable fuel tanks. You can find those at your local hardware store.
This is a GENUINE Smith Little Torch. Beware of inexpensive knockoff's