The Lincoln Electric Inferno Propane Torch Kit is great for burning brush and weeds, repairing road surfaces, removing paint, melting tar and asphalt in roofing applications and removing snow and ice. Has quick shutoff valve for safety. Comes with a 10 ft. liquefied petroleum (LP) gas hose striker for up to 350 psig.
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66%of customersrecommend this product19 of 29reviews
Rating Breakdown31 reviews
66%of customersrecommend this product19 of 29reviews
I bought this model over other brands, because it was fifty bucks and I thought it included a "squeeze valve," a lever to control the gas flow. The lever on this one is only a deadman switch, you need to hold it down all the time, or else the torch goes out completely. I took it the lever apart to see if I could modify it with a small hole or something to create a pilot, but that looked tricky, so I just removed the lever assembly it and replaced it with a 1/4" NPT coupler. You could save yourself the work and achieve the same thing by taping the lever down. All-in-all I'm satisfied. I've had no problems with the torch shutting itself off due to excess gas flow triggering the safety stop built into the tank connector. You shouldn't need to open the valve on the torch more than 1/4 turn. Torch assembled in Mexico.
I bought this weed torch to light my egg type grill. First of all, i got it home and the hose was broke off of the torch. Went back and exchanged it. Then when i got home and hooked it up, it would not put out a big enough flame to light my charcoal. I had to break down the torch to find out why there was not enough propane. After an hour of messing with the torch, I figured out that they have a regulator built into the hose. I had to go to tractor supply and buy a $25 hose to get the torch to work.
First of all, read the instructions before you attempt to ignite the torch. All you need to do is crack open the valve on the tank which will provide ample fuel to melt or burn anything! Can be intimidating at first...
The connection to the propane bottle is inside the the outer threads which on some sites appears to be a problem finding and when lighting I found that having the flame in front and then turning the gas on works best.
As far as burning weeds and grass go it will only burn them to the surface and most weeds can endure this type of fire and grow back soon after.
The Inferno Propane Torch Kit is basically what the name says—it produces a concentrated HIGH-heat flame. When lit.
I bought the torch as I needed to do some emergency flat-roof repair using a torch-down membrane. The torch worked well when lit. It produced a continuous, controllable flame. The body of the torch is pretty solid, and the fittings (brass) will last for the life of the unit.
The downside is getting it lit. Follow the instructions carefully—there is a pressure activated shut-off valve in the hose connection to the propane tank. It was finicky getting the pressure from the tank (I had a full filled one for this job) to not kick off the hose’s internal safety valve. After a few tries, it lit.
Forget using the sparker included—grab a small propane torch to spark this up. Once running, it worked well. However, it does not have a pilot light, as some roofing torches have. So, you need to re-light it each time. Also, there are no little feet to set the torch down on a flat surface while working the roof membrane you just heated.
So it gets four stars—mainly for the finicky lighting and for not having a pilot light. If you need this for burning under-brush or continuously melting snow, it will do the job nicely. For roofing, if you are doing anything more than minor patching, get the model made for roofing.
Got home, open package and ready to use. The regulator on it is a flow regulator, not a pressure, so when your ready to start, squeeze trigger and hold, wait one second and then lite it. when you release the trigger, the hose fills up with tank pressure. If you lite it before waiting, you will be suprised how powerful you can get it. lol I used it for some redneck weed wacking on the street. works great for me. cant wait to try it when it snows.
Pros: Durable, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight
The product is good for the money but I was hoping for a little more pressure/power (more flame).
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality
Cons: no "power"
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Review 12 for Inferno Propane Torch Kit
This product is poor
PostedAugust 6, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
I would not recommend anyone buy this product. It has a regulator in the hose that will not the flame go out any farther than a inch. I had to buy a new hose for $35 dollars to get it to work. Run from this product.
I bought this last weekend, primarily to remove paper (cloth and plastic) off of metal. Soon after I was finding myself burning many other things. When cold lights fast, when warm have to wait to cool down before it will relite. When lit does sound pretty awesome, quickly becoming one of my more favorite toys.
Pros: Easy to Use, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, sounds awesome
It is pretty decent price for the wand, hose, and trigger valve but the needle valve leaks and appears to be intended to do that so safety valve at tank end of hose does not lock up. If the gas is not flowing it builds enough pressure at safety valve to cause lockup and then would never work so needle valve has to leak, BUT how much gas am I wasting this way??? The safety valve locks up too easily anyway and then you are instructed to and need to shut of tank and clear line. HASSLE! I ended up replacing tank connection safety valve on hose with a adjustable regulator. I also replaced needle valve with gas ball valve. Works good and could even be borderline flame thrower now if turned up all the way. MUCH BETTER! In hindsight I would have been better off buying used wand and added the hose, valves, and connection myself, but still would have only saved me about $5 so i guess it is not bad deal for wand, hose, and squeeze trigger valve.
I read the first two reviews and, unfortunately, the "safety" mechanism described is really a pain. It is hard to start. Shoots out intensely then the flame turns down after 5 minutes, changes to a weak yellow, and then puts itself out. In an hours time I actually used it for no more than ten minutes. I had to open and close the valves and wait several minutes between lightings. I thought I had a bad one but they are probably all the same.
But little more. It does pretty well, but you have to hold the squeeze valve open, which does get tiring if you're doing a lot of burning. The control valve does regulate the gas flow, from none to full flow. My unit has absolutely no leakage as others have posted about. I would recommend it, so long as you get a unit that works properly.
I got one and its junk. You need a regulator to work this torch. which it doesn't have. Instead it has a propane fitting that doesn't do anything but cause more problems. Now i have to find a fitting that will go between torch fitting and regulator that will not leak and blow myself up.