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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72%of customersrecommend this product28 of 39reviews
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72%of customersrecommend this product28 of 39reviews
I bought this to kill weeds in our gravel driveway. I don't really want to use chemicals, so I chose this approach instead. It is perfect for my needs, but a little expensive. It's well-built, so I'm sure that the cost will be justified over the next several years.
I like that you can control the gas flow with the knob on the handle, instead of having to adjust from the knob on the tank. The hose is the perfect balance between long enough to cover some ground, but not so long that it is a trip hazard.
Don't waste your time with the flint striker. Scares the bejeezus out of me to have gas flowing and have to strike it several times! I finally just used a long lighter like you would use for candles or a grill.
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.
Works great, no problems so long as you do what the instructions say. So many of us guys think "I know how to use this, I don't need to read any instructions". If you just open the tank valve as you would usually do the safety valve inside the tank fitting will kick in and you will not be able to get more than a small flame, if that. Opening the tank valve very slowly will fix that problem. From there it works flawlessly. It would be nice if the lever valve had a pilot light feature but I understand why it doesn't as it is one of the safety features of this unit. Your hand does get tired holding it down however.
Pros: great product just follow the instructions.
Cons: your hand gets tired holding the lever down.
I bought this to try & clear an outdoor drain that had become iced over. This thing really didn't work out too well for that. I ended up just lighting a duraflame log over it & letting that burn. Later, I tried to melt some snow off my back patio, but this thing couldn't even really make a dent in the 4" of snow out there. Maybe it'll work better on weeds this summer...
I wanted to review this because I read a lot of bad reviews about how poor the flame was. When I first started it, the flame was very low...almost like holding a lighter, but if you let it sit for a couple minutes to purge the air out of the hose, it blasts fire like a rocket. It works so well it was a little scary! It does this with each use, open the valve on the gas cylinder, and wait for the line to purge. I pull the trigger on the torch itself a few times until you hear the blast of propane, and not just a hiss of the gas pressure dropping. Once it goes, I burned through 200 feet a grass in 15 minutes instead of the days it would have taken with the trimmer and a rake.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
Cons: should tell about the need to purge the hose
This torch is the complete deal. At anything above minimum pressure it sounds like an F-18 in your hands. Perfect for ground brush or anything that needs to disappear. It shoots a flame about 24 inches.
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Review 10 for Inferno Propane Torch Kit
WORKS WELL FOR THE APPLICATIONS I NEEDED IT FOR AND IT IS OF GOOD QUALITY
Got this to end constant battle with ice build up in driveway.This thing works perfectly for the job and is built well out of quality thicker gage steel and a good heavy LP gas hose.Intensity is fully adjustable and if you follow the directions...it will not cut out on you as some users report.A GREAT fix for a decent price.
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
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.