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Old 10-26-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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Bernzomatic ST250k 6 Piece Micro Torch

My keyless remote stopped working so I grabbed a new battery to throw in, I saw that the ring that holds the battery in place had popped off on 2 spots on the board. I searched for my micro torch kit and couldn't find it, so I had to replace the missing tool , I saw this one at Home Depot for 17 bucks, figured If this worked it was still cheaper than the 68 bucks wanted online for replacement remote. It did the job I needed it to do.



The only thing I noticed that this kit didn't have that my old one did was a striker, which was on the handle cap on the end of the torch, so had to buy a lighter.



I usually use this one when I do wiring, to give it a solid connection by soldiering wires vs but connectors, then use heat shrink to anything open and exposed. Half of the time I'm under a dash and the pen torch comes in handy when you need it.
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:11 PM   #2
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Re: Bernzomatic ST250k 6 Piece Micro Torch

It sounds like you and I have had the same ones. This one gave up on me within a few months, I really liked it while it worked.

The first one I had was a self starting, I liked it way better than this one only because of the lighting situation.

These are so handy to do any wiring job with, I love when I have to work under the dash, it gives so much freedom of movement instead of fighting with a Power cord I definitely need another.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:23 PM   #3
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Re: Bernzomatic ST250k 6 Piece Micro Torch

So... you can use this to solder circuit boards and the heat and the flame doesn't hurt the board itself?
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Re: Bernzomatic ST250k 6 Piece Micro Torch

There's a solid piece that screws on the end, The flame hits the back of it and heats it fast.

To the right of the solder coil is the solid end which screws in to the next piece to the right which screws into the base. In between there is a hole on each side which is where you start it.
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Re: Bernzomatic ST250k 6 Piece Micro Torch

Thanks for the 411
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:42 PM   #6
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Re: Bernzomatic ST250k 6 Piece Micro Torch

As Ron mentioned, you screw on the tip on to the receiver and the flame heats the tip up. You have to keep in mind at the top of the receiver where the tip screws in, there is a small hole that acts as a small exhaust port for the flame to exit as it heats the tip up, so working under the dash depending how tight the area is you must aim the exhaust port to a area that will not burn or melt the surrounding area. That is the only down side to it, once you are used to it, it becomes second nature to check. It dose heat up fast and gets the job done quickly. I did the board on the desk, so I didn't have to think about it here.
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