Give the Gift of Fire with the Bernzomatic TS8000 Max Heat Torch

When you need to thaw, melt, or heat something quickly, there’s nothing better than a blowtorch —but not just any torch will do. You need a torch with a flame that can be controlled and focused, and that’s where the Bernzomatic TS8000 Max shines.


When’s the last time you tried to light the backyard firepit’s logs with a lighter — you probably used up all of its butane, and you still might not have the fire started. An accelerant is always an option, but who wants to sit next to a fire that reeks of starter fluid — or worse — gasoline?

Use the TS8000, and that fire will be roaring in no time.

You can even use the TS8000 to sear a steak, cook veggies, or toast a row of marshmallows on sticks. Why not? Fire is a tool — use it! [With gloves and proper eye protection, of course, because FIRE.]


Are you a do-it-yourselfer? You can use the TS8000 to add a patina to furniture, remove rusty bolts, remove unwanted paint, sanitize tools, and even melt frayed rope ends. The possibilities are endless!

The Bernzomatic TS8000 Max has an “auto start/stop ignition easily ignites and extinguishes flame”, and its “ultra swirl flame provides maximum heat output for large diameter soldering, brazing, heat treating and light welding.” Its pressure is “regulated for consistent performance when tilted or momentarily inverted,” and it has an adjustable flame control which “easily sizes flame for different applications.” A run-lock button keeps the torch lit for continuous use, and the TS8000 has a limited lifetime warranty.

I’ll bet as you’re reading this, you’ve got someone in mind that would love to have a torch like this; for $39.97, the Bernzomatic will be an inexpensive and perfect gift! You can pick one up (with all the accessories) at your local Home Depot!

Update: I just got word that in order to get the best deal, you should “pick up the TS8000 Kit, which includes map pro gas, at Home Depot for $39.97.” This combo promo ends soon, so don’t wait to pick yours up!

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.