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Smith Little Torch w/ 5 Tips and Hose

17 Reviews
SKU: TS001
$308.03 / Retail
$128.04 / Savings


When you pick up The Little Torch, you know immediately that you are holding a magnificent instrument which will enable you to extend your skills far beyond all previous limits. Whether you are in the first stages of learning your craft or have mastered it completely with more limited tools, The Little Torch will open a new world of possibilities for you. 

Smith Equipment's Little Torch welds an unlimited range of materials, brazes and solders the tiniest elements with ease, yet produces enough heat to weld steel up to 1/8" thick or melt 3 oz. of silver.

- Infinite Control Weighing only 1.5 ounces, The Little Torch(TM) is easily maneuvered in areas impossible to reach with conventional torches.
- Variety of Flame Settings and Sizes produce a perfectly controlled, stable flame, hot enough to melt commercially weldable metals, glass and ceramics with thread-thin flames up to 6000 F.
- Unmatched Flexibility; works with any commercially used fuel gas, and strong, flexible hoses connect to any standard pressure regulator.
- Exclusive Heating Tips Multi-orifice tips for heating or melting up to 3 oz. of metal.

The Little Torch feels right in your hand. It is just a fraction wider and longer than your middle finger. This superbly balanced torch with a rugged aluminum alloy body weighs only 1.5 ounces. The Little Torch features a thin, extremely lightweight hose which provides added maneuverability. In short, The Little Torch is designed to meet the most exacting industrial standards for a small, multi-purpose torch.

The Little Torch has unmatched flexibility -- it can be used with several fuels including acetylene, hydrogen, propane, propylene, MAPP, or natural gas. It produces a perfectly controlled, completely stable flame hot enough to melt commercially weldable metals, glass and even ceramics. It may also be used with special heating tips to melt up to 3 oz. of metal.

The Little Torch has a wide range of flame lengths and heat output for various metals and thicknesses. The operator can vary the flame length to his/her exact requirements by adjusting the oxygen and fuel gas valves on the torch body. The Little Torch has many engineered-in safety features. Color coded hoses and valves help prevent errors in setup and operation. Over 80 years of Smith experience in the manufacturing of welding equipment gives you assurance of quality and satisfaction.

The 23-1001D includes a 11-1101C torch, size #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 curved tips, 8' hoses and complete instruction manual. Encased in display box as shown ("B" hose connections fuel 9/16"-18-LH, Oxygen 9/16"-18-RH).

Ratings & Reviews

17 reviews

weld saver

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i didnt use a hand torch for years because i hadn't gotten into sectional pieces until recently.this little guy can be a life saver for getting devit off the surface of the glass, or cleaning up a weld. keep in mind though, that the hornet tip is pretty much a mandatory upgrade if you plan to get full use out of this thing. i had picked up a gentec version of this torch and it was better quality for sure. for me, this little guy is cheap and with the hornet tip is SUPER useful. if i upgrade from this hand torch it will be for a GTT handtorch ($$$). but no need for now, as i said, this thing will make your life easier during welding or for hard to get to spots. quality could certainly be better. hose length is lacking. the piece the tips screws onto came out the first time i used it. i used some teflon tape and never had a problem since.

The Little Torch that Could

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I LOVE this little guy. It is the perfect torch for stringer and rod construction, perfect for detail work and tiny welds. But it is also functional enough to do some small scale blown work, easily making quarter size bubbles for petals and small pendants. My favorite feature of this torch is how lightweight it is, not just the torch body, but the hoses as well are incredibly lightweight and unburdensome, even after a long days work! Incredibly gas and oxygen efficient! negative features of this torch are the short hose length and my torch was not actually magnetic, so I had to trade to a non-magnetic stand.

versatile and small

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this torch can reach into places no other torch can due to its ease of movement. it almost feels like a torch on a string... i was using a national 3a for my hand torch applications and when i got a chance to use this i promptly bought one to use instead of the national.

little torch

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I don't know how i ever lived without this torch before. It simplifies and gives you smooth and perfect joints. Definitely a must have on your bench, will change the way you work!

Go To Torch

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If you do any detail work this is the go to torch. You'll be amazed what you can accomplish with this little torch. It's great for welding those seams and making sure every detail is perfect.

A Must!

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This torch is a must for anyone making pipes etc. amazing and something you cannot exclude from your set up. the tips can be a bit soft after working long periods so be careful. other than than amazing

I should have got one sooner.

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This little torch took my sculptures to the next level. The little torch can get inside the smallest areas and provide pin-point heat. A great addition to any serious glassblowers studio.


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This little torch helps with welds cracks, so many things applying heat to the small of the back of a pendant without distorting the entire shape, making lenses. so many uses, the extensions are also something to look at heat gets to your hand in a lot of situations. This one is great, replacing hoses is not the easiest but the pros out way the cons for me on this one.

Gotta Have It!

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Another MUST HAVE tool in any lampworker's inventory. Once you use one you won't go without.

Smith Mini Torch

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This is an excellent hand torch. Extremely small and light weight. Very wide range of flame charictaristics. I have personally never used the included tips. I have always paired my Smith with a Hornet 3-4 inch tip. Has never let me down. Most common break is the hoses, and MGA now offers hose replacement kits. DO NOT BUY CHEAPER SMITH TORCHES. Stick with MGA there are lots of China knockoffs. That is all.

A necessary tool for your tool bench


Great torch! A must have for any functional work or small welds.

The king

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This is my favorite torch to use combined with the noswar tip it is so strong you can push glass around. I use the smith to fume presice parts of pices or inside tubing. You can burn haze off glass easily with the smith leaving a shine back to your pice. When I first hooked up this torch I could not stop using it, a hand torch gives you so many angles and possibilities. If you make tight welds or bowl pushes this is key, helps open holes, and pops bubbles I see this torch In so many studios.

Works Like a Charm!


This hand torch has transformed the way I work in my glass studio. When I was just starting out I struggled with many things involving connecting / welding sections of glass together. Using the Smith Little has opened a whole new world of possibilities to me and my work. I have improved by leaps and bounds and this little beast has been a major aspect to that! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Make sure you also purchase the torch tip for it for best results!

Pays for itself

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I wish I had got one of these earlier. It’s a game changer. The game has been changed. I’m using a Nortel Mid-range (3*) and have been very limited with what I could do. Obviously, this is great for small things and detail work, seals don’t make me cry as much anymore, popping holes got bowls and carbs is super easy. Even better- at this rate this little guy will have paid for itself after a few months with the gas I’m saving.

powerful torch in a small form factor

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this tiny torch looks scrawny but packs a punch. worth every penny. super easy to install to an existing oxy and propane line with t valves. I highly recommend getting a hornet tip as the tips that come with the torch are very fragile.

Must have for any flameworker.

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A must have! This thing is so useful for soo many things in glass. The hornet tip basically turns it into a different torch entirely both go together like two peas in a pod.

Great tool


Love this little torch. Makes detail work much easier