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DC31k07/05/2021 13:24:06
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Posted by Jim Nic on 07/05/2021 12:53:02:

....show the Bernzomatic to have the appearance of a Rothenburger by another name...

One could also say that the Rothenberger has the appearance of a Bernzomatic by another name.

If a person wanted to do some kind of due diligence on these things, it would probably be possible to find out who makes what for whom and to compare and contrast the warranty or replacement policies of the companies involved.

Bo'sun07/05/2021 14:22:11
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Yes, just looked at thr Bernzomatic TS8000T, which does bear a remarkable resemblance to the Super Fire 2. I suspect it will have the same issues, as they also say the torch and cylinder must be disconnected after use. I'll give Bullfinch a butchers.

Richard S207/05/2021 15:23:40
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Likewise, if you are looking for a similar type.

I am a user of the Vortex VT3 kit by Arctic Hayes, I can only say that I"m more than satisfied with it's capabilities. Mine came with a Map gas version which I have not used yet due to finishing off a cylinder of different branded propane. Here's a link for your perusal and consideration-

Vortex VT3

Note- it is available from other outlets and at less than RRP.

Bill Phinn07/05/2021 16:03:01
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Posted by Bo'sun on 07/05/2021 14:22:11:

I suspect it will have the same issues

Three reviews of it here suggest it does:

https://www.bernzomatic.com/Products/Hand-Torches/Instant-On-Off/TS8000T

Bo'sun07/05/2021 16:19:59
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Thank you Bill,

I've seen two instances of them bursting into flames, likely the same as you've seen. Luckily, my torch wasn't alight when I noticed the leak, and quite a big leak at that.

I'm currently looking at Bullfinch and Vortex.

noel shelley07/05/2021 17:30:39
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A bullfinch handle and a propane regulator, You can go from pinpoint , for jewellery to a raging inferno that would make HELL look cool, JUSTby changing the burner ! Bomb proof to ! Noel

Bill Phinn07/05/2021 20:27:57
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It's perhaps worth noting that in their Standard Torch System instruction leaflet Bullfinch stipulate surprisingly large minimum cylinder requirements for the medium-sized burners upwards.

I'm not sure how necessary it is to slavishly follow their advice on this count; I have used large KW-rated Sievert burners at 4 Bar off a 13kg propane tank, when, according to Bullfinch, burners of theirs this large should only be run from a 47KG cylinder.

Of course if Bo'sun is only after the kind of Bullfinch torch that screws directly on to disposable Bernzomatic-style cylinders, Bullfinch's caveat won't apply.

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