I used the Meco Midget torch for the 8 years I worked as a goldsmith
at a custom jewelry store and I have two of them in my studio now.
So, I guess that means I've used mine for about 18 years. If you get
a good variety of tips, you should be very happy with it. I use
propane/oxygen as my fuel. I work with silver, gold, platinum and
also do a lot of casting. I'd like to get the biggest tip for
casting just because the one I do use seems like it could use a
boost.....although it always heats up the [average of] 11- 15 grams
of gold that I melt for casting. I do LOTS of prong repair and have
had many many occasions, over the years, to use the torch to solder
lots of prongs onto cast or hand-built pieces.
I have never used a Little Torch. I don't think you'd regret getting
a Midget torch.