Popular Mechanics

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with a Torch

Fire – is there anything it can’t do? Popular Mechanics complied a list of 10 things you didn’t know you could do with a torch, and some of them may surprise you. Sure, sweating copper pipes is a no-brainer, but distressing wood, killing weeds, removing paint and… searing a steak? Fire up your torch and check off your to-do list and then some, in a snap.

Press Release

Detroit Bully Corps Named Grand Prize Winner in Bernzomatic’s “Find Your Fire” Community Grants Program

Bernzomatic®, the industry leader in handheld torches since 1876, announced today the winner of its “Find Your Fire” Community Grants program, an initiative that’s awarding more than $40,000 in grant funding to inspiring organizations intent on revitalizing their communities. With the help of votes from the local community and supporters nationwide, Lapeer, Michigan’s Detroit Bully Corps was named the grand prize recipient of a $10,000 grant, $1,500 worth of Bernzomatic product, and a visit from DIY expert Nicole Curtis to assist with the rehabilitation project.

Outside Magazine

What You Need for Your Next Hut Trip

Sure, matches are great. But for those times when you need serious firepower, the Bernzomatic 3-in-1 Micro Torch produces a concentrated flame that will have your woodstove roaring in minutes. The heated blade attachment lets you cut lengths of rope for rapid gear-repair jobs in the field.


ManMade Essential Toolbox: Yes, Every Man Needs a Blow Torch. Here’s what to Know

There's always room for a flame in the workshop... or the kitchen. Here's the run-down on blowtorches and how they can be extremely useful on your next project. A bit of portable heat can be a godsend in the shop. A focused flame can soften, melt, shrink, loosen, char, and solder your projects right where they’re needed for professional results. While it can be a bit daunting to know where to start working with direct flame, the set-up is pretty straightforward.


Review: Sansaire Searing Kit

The Sansaire Searing Kit is the fruit of a partnership between Bernzomatic and Seattle sous vide manufacturer Sansaire. The torch is a lightly-modified Bernzomatic, with most of the difference at the business end of the nozzle, where it’s noticeably wider than regular torches. The handle would look equally at home on a Stormtrooper’s belt and in a fancy kitchen.


Artist Bro Seth Sanger Created A Jay Z Portrait With Just A Blow Torch And You Won’t Believe How Dope It Looks

I’d like to think that I have a few hidden talents somewhere in my body, but then people like artist Seth Sanger come along and remind me that I’m just one basic bro. That’s because Sanger, who frequently posts his finished pieces on his Instagram account, does the majority of his art with a freaking Bernzomatic blowtorch, which lets him use different sized fire blowers to make things that I still can’t believe—like this portrait of Jay Z.


12 Outdoor Essentials for the Man of Leisure

Who’s got time to fumble with matches when there’s relaxing to be done? This Premium Flexible Lighter by Bernzomatic is the perfect solution for the guy who would rather spend his time lounging in his chair than trying to light a match in the wind. The refillable, windproof, Butane lighter has a flexible neck and an LED flashlight with a replaceable battery – the perfect all-in-one tool for lighting the campfire, grill, or stove – and it even has a convenient bottle opener!


50 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes Your Friends Wish you’d Make

This one involves the use of a blowtorch, so be nice to the hubs and let him play with this recipe. This one involves the use of a blowtorch, so be nice to the hubs and let him play with this recipe. Place cranberries on a large cookie sheet and, using a Bernzomatic torch (we like this one), blister and lightly char all of the cranberries.


The Ultimate Maker’s Gift Guide / Metal Shop

No workshop should be without a simple torch. These Bernzomatic torch heads make all the difference in the world — just click and there’s fire — and work great with MAPP gas and propane. Never strike a flint spark torch igniter again. These are pressure regulated for inverted use and have a trigger switch for one-handed operation.


Gifts for Foodies

When you want to sear, it's nice to deploy a lot of heat. And for that, nothing beats a blowtorch. Get a real one, built for non-kitchen use, and set some stuff on fire!

News Release

DIY expert Nicole Curtis partners with Bernzomatic to launch “Find Your Fire” Community Grants Program

Bernzomatic announced the launch of the Bernzomatic Find Your Fire Community Grants program, an initiative that will award grant support to motivated people who may lack the resources or tools needed to bring community revitalization projects to life. With the helping hands of Nicole Curtis, the program invites participants from across the country to nominate a project that uses a blowtorch and will make a difference in their communities. Winners will receive financial grants, a variety of Bernzomatic products and a visit from Curtis to help complete the job.

Lil Blue Boo

How to make stamped solder pendants

Blogger Lil Blue Boo shares a step-by-step guide to creating sterling silver pendants with a torch. Using a Bernzomatic TS4000 Trigger-Start Torch, plumbing solder, copper wire and rubber stamps, she shows how to melt the plumbing solder and add finishing touches with unique rubber stamps.


Home improvements products of the future

Home Improvement Expert and spokesperson Tom Kraeutler discusses the latest and greatest products from the 2015 Las Vegas National Hardware Show including the Bernzomatic JT850 Lawn and Garden Torch, perfect for burning weeds between pavers and starting bonfires.