Originally Posted by Justus
Ive used "portasol" brand for years for soldering..........The small size makes life easier when soldering in tight places, and the heat element is small so theres less chance of melting wires on surrounding parts than if you use a torch style like pictured in ur post.
I use a butane torch like u have pictured soley for heating/bending a fishtape, and I install the heat shrink attachment for heatshrinking.
YMMV.............when in tight spaces the large cumbersome torches with soldering tips can be a PITA and lend themselves to being caught on other parts, and u cant hold them easily with 2 fingers if u gotta move other wires/parts with 1 hand.
Those torches EVEN with the soldering tips just have too much of a hot surface area for my comfort around parts like the trucks ecu and such.
I'll look into the Portasol, thanks.
This one actually has a couple flame adjustments, including a carb where you can really fine-tune the flame from a candle-lighter with yellow flame to a needlepoint blue blowtorch.