What is a Torch Lighter?
A torch lighter is simply a refillable butane-fueled lighter that is windproof. It burns hotter and more potent as compared to other lighters. Its temperatures can go up to more than 1400 degrees Celsius. Due to their windproof flame, torch lighters are mostly used by cigar smokers.
Torch lighters are of different types customized according to the need. There are three main types of torch lighters:
Triple Jet Torch lighters - As the words suggest, these types of torch lighters produce three needle-like flames. The flames are the hottest of all three types. Their flames also cover the most expansive surface area as compared to the other two main types.
Double Jet Torch Lighters - As the words suggest, this type of lighters produces two-needle-like flames. Its flames are hotter than that of a single flame lighter.
Single Jet Torch lighters - As the name suggests, they produce a single needle-like blue flame. Due to this, they are also widely known as single flame torch lighters.
Now that we understand what torch lighters are and their types let's narrow down each kind of lighters' uses.
Uses of Triple, Double and Single Jet Torch Lighters.
Triple jet torch lighters are ideal for beginners because they are less technical. Their powerful flame nature makes them suitable for outdoor activities, lighting cigars, gas stoves, barbeque grills, fireworks, etc. Since their flames are the hottest, they can also be used to melt metals and vaporize organic compounds.
Double jet torch lighters are also ideal for outdoor activities since they can quickly start bonfires while camping.
Single flame/jet torch lighters are ideal when smaller ring-shaped cigars. Due to their high flame intensity, they are also suitable for large gauged cigars.
How Do We Handle Torch Lighters?
At the beginning of this article, we said that many butanes fueled torch lighters' flame temperature goes as higher as 1400 degrees Celsius and above. This means that torch lighters need a lot of care when handling. Let now discuss how to manage them.
The flame height control should always be adjusted before lighting the lighter. This is done using a blade screwdriver or what many people refer to as 'flat.'
Before refilling, always remove all the old butane or air trapped. This is done by pressing the butane refill valve with a screwdriver.
Finally, when buying a torch lighter, one should consider its ease to use and safety features.
Torch lighters are:
- They are refillable.
- Their flame is hot to the extent of melting metals.
- They should be handled with care.