Should I get the Prest-o-lite or the Smith (the regular size,not
the mini) ??
Dear Tortured 'bout Torches,
I have worked extensively with both and hands down I would choose
the Smith, here’s why.
First, the fuel adjustment knob is above your hand and can be
adjusted using one had while holding the torch. The Prest-o-light
adjustment knob is underneath your hand so two hands must always be
used for any adjustment.
Second, Smiths handle and tips are simply higher quality, the
Prest-o-light has a breakable plastic handle and I don’t care for
Thirdly, and most important, Smith is a wonderful company to work
with, they have a 1-800 # for tech assistance and are very helpful.
I’m not sure why your Smith handle gets hot, I’ve never experienced
this and I’ve used the large tips for extended times. I would look
into it further.
I know we sell Smith and not Prest-o-light but I’m speaking from
I hope this helps.
Rio Grande Technical Support