I have used my Master Appliances Ultratorch UT50 for smoothing waxes
for 8 years. I dropped it on the floor yesterday.
Something ceramic inside of it broke and fell out in tiny bits on
the floor. Now it doesn’t work. I need to replace it, but dang, those
things are expensive! I tried using the hot air tip on my little
Bernzomatic butane torch but the air it produced didn’t get hot
enough to smooth out the waxes.
Does anyone here use a butane hot-air torch or shrink-tubing heater
for smoothing waxes? What temperature range for the heat tip (the
one that blows hot air) should I look for? Mine was in the 800 degree
F range. Some of the ones I’ve seen are in the 1200F range. What
brands/models are best for this purpose?