TurboTorch Torches, Tips & Accessories
We stock a wide selection of TurboTorch products for copper soldering and brazing in plumbing and HVAC applications.
About TurboTorch ProductsTurboTorch is the most recognized brand used by plumbing and HVAC professionals nationwide. Since 1967, TurboTorch has been the industry standard for air fuel equipment with unmatched performance and a large selection to fit specific project requirements.
1. It is the only brand which employs a patented Swirl combustion technology, which allows the torch to output flame up to 40% hotter than competition using the same amount of fuel. 2. Torches distribute the heat more evenly, allowing to prevent scorching and overheating of pipe, fittings, valves and other soldered components. 3. A wide range of models allows to work with copper pipe sizes as small as 1/8" and as large as 6".
Frequently Asked Questions:Q: Which is better - TurboTorch or BernzOmatic?
A: These are different classes of torches. TurboTorch is intended for professional use (high volume jobs requiring sturdy equipment), while BernzOmatic is more suited for DIY type projects. BernzOmatic does not have the technology, features and selection available from TurboTorch.
Q: What is the difference between Propane, MAP-Pro and Air Acetylene gas torches?
A: Propane and MAP-Pro burn at a significantly lower temperature than air acetylene. The latter is mostly used for professional plumbing and HVAC work which requires soldering/brazing a lot of connections and where higher burning temperature is helpful to make the process quicker. MAP-Pro and propane torches are a typical choice for low to medium volume plumbing jobs.
Q: Which torch model(s) do you recommend for general plumbing work?
A: STK-9, STK-99, TX-503 and TX-504 are all great choices for basic plumbing needs. All of them can use standard 14.1 oz propane/MAP-Pro canisters sold in plumbing supplies and home improvement stores nationwide. STK-9 and STK-99 models are especially popular due to versatility of it's 360° swivel tip which makes it easy to work in confined spaces. TX-503 and 504 models are better suited for new plumbing work.