Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Review

Blazer GT8000

Blazer GT8000

The Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Torch is an excellent choice if you are looking for a butane soldering torch which has been designed for a low blow-out rate when you need to work in a variety of positions. Likewise, if you need to work in a small space, the angled head combined with the stand will allow you to work hands free. Other features such as the gas adjustment dial, all work to ensure that you have full control over the flame in relation to the job you are doing. The flame emits from a brass frame nozzle which provides a precision flame tip.

The Blazer Big Shot can be refilled with butane canisters and these are available separately.  A piezoelectric ignition system is used so that the flame lights every time and it also means that an electrical connection is not required.

Features of the Blazer GT8000

Design

Flame Temperature –  2,500-degree F
Flame Control – being able to control the flame on a butane gas torch is important so an anti-flare, brass-frame nozzle has been devised for safety as well as an additional means of controlling the flame. It also provides a precision flame tip for you to work with.
Flame Length – the flame length ranges from 1.25 to 5 inches and a gas-flow adjustment dial is included so that you can control the length of the flame
Stand – Includes an attachable tabletop base stand so that you can work without needing to hold the the unit, hands-free.
Ignition – Piezoelectric ignition system so that an electrical ignition system is not required.
Burn Time – 35 minutes on maximum for continuous flame
Capacity – will hold 35 grams of butane gas
Safety – A manual ignition lock is included as a standard feature to avoid potential mishaps
Body Finish – is black
Fuelstandard butane gas – canisters are sold separately

Specifications

Measures: 7.5 L x 5.25 W x 2.0 D inches
Weighs:12 ounces
Warranty: 1 Year

Pros

  • The height of the stand is just right
  • There are no signs of wear after a few months
  • Does a good job of regulating the gas – has a reasonable flame right up until it is empty
  • The flame ignites up every time – reliable ignition
  • Good quality build
  • Heats up Ti skillets or nails quite fast.
  • Reaches a hot temperature quickly

Cons

  • Two hands are required to light it

Customer Feedback and Reviews

At the time of writing customers that have purchased this Blazer torch have left outstanding reviews and they rated it with excellent feedback. Most of the customers rated this torch highly because of its quality and excellent performance. Customers found it to be long lasting in that it didn’t fall apart after couple of months. They also liked its fast heat up time and reliable ignition. One customer unfortunately experienced a malfunctioning unit and that one low rating brought the average down. To read more of what customer had to say, read reviews here.

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