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Reddit mentions of Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch

Sentiment score: 16
Reddit mentions: 55

We found 55 Reddit mentions of Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch. Here are the top ones.

Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch
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  • Anti-flare, brass-frame nozzle, for safety and flame control
  • Attachable tabletop base, for hands-free use
  • Gas-flow adjustment dial, to control flame length
  • Piezoelectric ignition system, requires no electrical connection
  • 2,500-degree F, torch flame, for a more precise flame tip
  • Treat your torch as you would any fine instrument. Do not drop or otherwise abuse
Height7.5 Inches
Length5.2 Inches
Number of items1
Weight0.75 Pounds
Width2 Inches

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Found 55 comments on Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch:

u/downthecakehole · 14 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

Blazer Big Shot GT 8000

I got one of those and never looked back. Went through several of those shitty creme brûlée torches people mention. This one has been lasting me for months and months of constant use with no signs of breaking down anytime soon. Make sure not to skimp on butane either. If you're gonna spend 9.99 on a torch, you're going to get what you pay for: crap.

Video for the torch, if anyone is interested

Edit: Formatting

u/Bud2Budder · 13 pointsr/chinaglass

For someone who buys a lot of cheap shit, I wouldn't cheap out on a torch. Get the GT8000 Bigshot for only 41$ and you won't have to worry about a shitty flame and it breaking. This thing is the most recommending torch for a reason.

u/TheSuperSamoanDiet · 10 pointsr/CanadianMOMs

Depends on your budget. I use the Big Shot Blazer currently and its the best torch I’ve ever owned. You could get something cheaper though and still get the job done

u/SemenInYourStool · 9 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

+1 on the big shot. This has been my favorite torch, and not having to hold a button the whole time I'm heating my rig has been awesome. Well worth it.

u/tazemanian-devil · 8 pointsr/exjw

You're going to need the following two items if you watch these.

Yeah, yer gonna want to heat that poker up real good with that there torch so you can effectively poke your eyes out.

u/Genital-Jamboree · 8 pointsr/trees

I believe it's a Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane torch. The pic doesn't have any markings on it but it looks very similar to the Big Shot. You can buy it on Amazon here for $100. Torch works very well and is refillable with butane gas.

u/Smokadabowla · 8 pointsr/Dabs

been using mine many times a day for almost 2 years.

u/I_Dab_Slabs · 5 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

Best torch is the Blazer GT8000 Big Shot


Bit expensive at 100, but worth it. Not sure what affordable is to you, though. Everyone has a different idea of what that is depending on their budget. As for fast working this is a flawless torch. Lights every single time and is heats it up quick.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

This is my torch.


It's $57 and you'll never need another torch. The flame is perfect, it's all around a quality torch.

I'm not fond of the vector torches, but this bed bath and beyond torch is in your price range and is very similar. Not as quality as the big shot but it does its job.


u/Mrcool360 · 4 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

I don't use propane due to it causing oxidation faster than butane. My new favorite is the Blazer Bigshot Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NCZU0A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_WeyIwbVGXZVYA

u/ipewp666 · 4 pointsr/trees

This is the one my pops bought and it works so well. Japanese manufacturing. https://www.amazon.com/Blazer-GT8000-Shot-Butane-Torch/dp/B000NCZU0A

u/thethinker247 · 3 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

BIG SHOT GT 8000 gets that nail where it needs to be in no time!!!

Edit here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Blazer-GT8000-Shot-Butane-Torch/dp/B000NCZU0A/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t/176-5012220-3460966

u/Elfking · 3 pointsr/Dabs

Do yourself a huge favor and ditch those tiny-ass torches for a blazer

u/RealGamut · 3 pointsr/Stims

Regardless of the advice you're given here, please be aware that choosing to smoke meth VS other ROA (oral/intranasal/plugging) may give you a massive compulsion to redose (and specifically, to smoke) that is stronger than any compulsion I've personally experienced from any other drug. If you are very disciplined and have conviction about managing the role of substances in your life it can be controlled, but be mindful that this particular choice may challenge that conviction more than any other use of drugs.

That said I fukken love smoking meth. Also fuck the bic users, torches for life. I have found through much experimentation (nearly $1000 on drug paraphernalia over a year) that the most effective way to vaporize meth is completely contrary to the advice commonly found on the internet. I place direct superhot torch flame on the bottom of the bowl (while rolling and inhaling) for a fraction of a second. This causes the flame to diffuse evenly across the bottom of the glass and the bowl to flash instantly with thick vapor. If I continue in this fashion until I cannot inhale any longer, the meth cracks back with zero discoloration or any other sign of burnt meth.

This requires a hot, high pressure, large diameter nozzle torch (relative to typical tweaker torches) to really work effectively. If you don't want to drop the dinero on a Blazer Big Shot but don't mind the bulk you can head to any hardware store and grab a basic propane pencil torch for $20. Even better if you buy a hose and sparker (sometimes included).

If you aren't looking for a personal challenge or potentially much more just eat or snort your meth.

EDIT: If you are sourcing your meth on DNMs, check out Pregabalin (brand name Lyrica). It's a GABA analogue with a duration similar to Xanax that is used to treat epilepsy and neuropathic pain, but it has a lot to offer a meth user. It brings a often needed element of "chill" to the experience without disrupting the high, and perhaps more importantly it almost completely restores the appetite loss from meth.

u/Dr_Dabber_Drew · 3 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

You need a quartz banger, a directional flow carb cap, and a nice butane torch if you've got the extra money for it. A propane torch will work in its place will just mess up your nail quicker. Also qtip the nail in between every hit with q tips dipped in isopropyl alcohol to keep the nail as clean as possible. Will provide better dab experience. Look up "low temp dabs" on youtube, don't ruin your concentrates by taking hot dabs. Hope this helps, happy dabbin!

Edit: fixed link

u/m6a6t6t · 3 pointsr/enail

but in the end you get what you pay for non annealed china glass, her tube is small is enough to convert with an adapter imho. adapter plus banger from dhgate maybe 20-30$ torch 40 at bb&b. i would honestly buy a big shot on amazoninstead. im not a fan of the bb&b torches the pizo ignitor ALWAYS fails after about 9 months causing you to have to return and get a new one id rather have something last 4-6years. i have had my blazer gb2001 for 8 years now still lights everytime.

u/Popwar0012 · 3 pointsr/vaporents


I have this guy here, I'd imagine if you turn on low it'll work since "fuel efficiency" is your thing, has a big ass tank!

u/EvergreenBipolar · 3 pointsr/SilverSmith

My acetylene/oxygen tanks sit in a very compact plastic holder they sell with the bottles and take up no more than about one square foot of floor space. By the time you add the regulators and come up with some way to secure the disposable bottles, I don't think you will gain much extra space.

Do you already have hand held butane torches? For simple tasks with pieces that weigh less than a half an ounce, I don't bother to use my Smith little torch.

I use this one the most.

Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NCZU0A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_9-NDyb0PAVJR2

u/Dabs2Review · 2 pointsr/Dabs

https://www.amazon.ca/Blazer-GT8000-Shot-Butane-Torch/dp/B000NCZU0A Hands down the best torch I have had, Going strong on 2 years now.

u/paperclouds412 · 2 pointsr/Dabs

The Big Shot is the highest quality hand torch that I've ever used or seen anywhere, they're incredible. It's on Amazon for $53 right now. Unless the size is a huge problem, you wont find a better torch. If you do get a Big Shot the red piece of plastic that goes over the fuel knob is meant for traveling, I've known wayyy to many people who threw them out.

If the Big Shot is too big then go with the Big Buddy. Vetor are straight up relabeled Chinese designed torches, companies like Newport and Blazer at least design their own.

u/Nugrun · 2 pointsr/Dabs

I have the Vector Nitro, the bigger $70 one. Great torch, but my igniter went out (common issue with this torch). So it could take a few clicks to get it to go or I need to use a flame to get it going. It does come with a lifetime warranty, so I can get it replaced but I'm lazy.
But I recommend you buy the Blazer GT8000. It's only $20 more and it will be so much better than the small torches. I would have bought it but the Vector torch was a gift
I also have a Blazer Micro Torch, great little back up torch. I've had it since 2012 and it still works great.

u/TechJunky1 · 2 pointsr/concentrates

That could be just a faulty seal as I assume it's leaking from where you fill it?

I would recommend https://www.amazon.ca/Blazer-GT8000-Shot-Butane-Torch/dp/B000NCZU0A
You can find it on sale for 60$ and I've had it dabbing daily for 2 years. A solid device.

u/aomerrill98 · 2 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

I just love my torch and it's easily my most favorite of all the ones I've had. It's the Blazer Gt8000 Big Shot. Little bit pricey but in my opinion its worth it for how fast it heats up the nail and for how much you'll be using it haha

u/Bula710 · 2 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

BBaB Bonjour Creme Brulee torch is the best IMO. I have a 14mm domeless and it takes about 25 seconds to heat up, I can usually get about 50 dabs before I have to refill. A can of butane lasts me 5-6 grams of shatter with this torch. The Big Shot torch is also a good one: http://www.amazon.com/Blazer-GT8000-Shot-Butane-Torch/dp/B000NCZU0A

What is active carbon used for?

For Butane, I just use whatever is on sale, for your torch it doesn't really matter. Lately I have been using Power 5x since it's 2 for $5 at my local smoke shop. You can buy a case on Amazon for like $38.

u/Benevoson · 2 pointsr/trees

When it comes to torches, your best bet is to invest a little more and get the GT 8000. It's built to last for years, so chances are you're never going to need to buy another torch.

But as far as your dabs go, I don't think that the torch would cause that issue. Like the others said, maybe let it get seasoned a little bit.

u/corthander · 2 pointsr/Skookum

The main advantage of acetylene torch is the ability to get a very localized area hot very quickly. You can still get it hot with the yellow bottle torches (called Mapp still) or propane or butane (this is the one I was referring to Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NCZU0A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_gQAXAbRB3QEDA) it just takes longer and so conduction has more chance to take effect and you end up heating a very large area.

I don't know about the bronze alloy. The silver solder I was using flowed at around 1200 F. I used the white paste flux which you also have to be careful with to not burn before you get a good flow. The color of the glow was one of my best indicators of temperature in the moment.

u/la_carne · 1 pointr/eldertrees

Highly recommend this one. Friend and I both have one and we've been using them for ~3 years. Best torches we've used.

u/THEMIKEBERG · 1 pointr/trees

It's all personal taste, there are some torches that require you to hold the "trigger" down to keep it lit and there are some that only require you press the ignition once.

I prefer the torches that require you press it once, when it comes to torches you absolutely get what you pay for.

You might also want to take into consideration a torch that has "child safety" features, they can be a real pain if you are consistently dabbing and don't have children or somehow have a system that guarantees child safety.


This is the torch I use, simple design, large flame, heats up my rig way quicker than any other torches I've used.

I'm not sure if you could caramelize sugar with this torch as the flame is massive. But if you plan on dabbing a lot and can keep it away from children I highly recommend it.

u/GoneGonorrhea · 1 pointr/EntExchange

$50 with free shipping on Amazon or $40 from this hardware store. So it's just $50 max for a brand new torch... Not $85 for that shitty, used combo. I need what you're smoking if you think you have a good deal haha!

Good try though.

u/o0DrWurm0o · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch

I got one of these for my birthday. It's not as powerful as one of the nozzles that fits on the large butane tanks, but it's a great compromise between compact size and power.

u/LightSquancher · 1 pointr/steak

How are you cooking? I'm mostly familiar with sous vide, but it has some similarities with reverse searing. I use a powerful butane torch to finish my steaks and burgers. My dad, when he has some extra hands around, does a combo with a super hot butter filled cast iron. One person torches the top and the other bastes with the butter, but I think this is more complicated than needed. I'm very happy with just a torch. I use https://www.amazon.com/Blazer-GT8000-Shot-Butane-Torch/dp/B000NCZU0A

I use the torch for dabbing too, it's very well made.

u/legacy702 · 1 pointr/supremeclothing

Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NCZU0A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_v1HpybS611S73

It's way worth it

u/SteveAndTheCrigBoys · 1 pointr/CannabisExtracts

Butane torches, I've loved my Newport (it comes in other colors if gold isn't your thing). My guy has one of those and a Blazer Big Shot which is nice as well. Both have stood the test of time. The Newport you can operate with one hand, the Big Shot is possible to operate with one hand but slightly more difficult. I ordered a 6-pack of Newport butane with my torch and it's performed wonderfully. A cheap Bernzomatic torch from Home Depot will conk out on you, so just factor that in to whether you want to make another trip to pick up a new torch in 6 months, or buy a slightly more expensive one that'll last twice as long if not longer.

If you're going the propane route and have a TI nail, just make sure you don't overheat your nail. Titanium reacts with oxygen when it reaches a certain temperature, creating titanium oxide (the white coating you see on some TI nails) and titanium dioxide dust, which you can inhale and is definitely not good for you. You can reach this temp with butane or propane, but because propane burns about 1000 degrees (F) hotter than butane, you can reach that temp much easier. Those big blue propane tanks at Home Depot run about $5 though, if you're looking for a cheap and efficient route.

u/Jackattack1616 · 1 pointr/Cooking

Just got my “Blazer” torch from Amazon, and it works fantastically. The flame is steady and long for cooking it any other needs. It’s also very durable and doesn’t seem like it will break anytime soon

Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NCZU0A?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/soleseeking · 1 pointr/Dabs

For an extra 20$ you can get a blazer GT8000 and save your banger. Also butane is stupid cheap.

u/uritarded · 1 pointr/CannabisExtracts

There's no way this torch could get a TI nail red hot in 5 seconds. Creme brulee torches heat at 2500 *C and it still doesn't heat up a TI nail red hot in 5 seconds. The best torch I've seen is a blazer big shot. http://www.amazon.com/Blazer-GT8000-Shot-Butane-Torch/dp/B000NCZU0A Little more than a vector torch, and heats up TI faster.

u/dnmel · 1 pointr/DankNation

This for sure. The GT8000 bigshot is the best I've seen and definitely worth the extra few bucks

u/TheDukeOfErrl · 1 pointr/foodhacks

You want a good torch - the ones for plumbing are decent, but won't be optimal for what you're looking to do. The "cone" you were talking about just adjusts how complete the combustion is - a yellower flame means more air is added and less pure fuel is burning. A good torch will burn the fuel very efficiently and give you a pure blue flame, which in turn will eat up all the fuel, and leave behind no undesirables.

This is a good torch - but very powerful http://www.amazon.com/Blazer-GT8000-Shot-Butane-Torch/dp/B000NCZU0A/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1370986935&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=blazer+bigshot+torch

u/fxgn · 1 pointr/C710LORADO

I really like this torch:

Can't go wrong, $48, best flame I've seen and more capacity for tane.

u/2days · 0 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

Blazer off of amazon. I went through 3 torches from bed bath and beyond before I said fuck it. Best $50 ever and somebody here recommended it to me. Said Torch

u/Brewsley · 0 pointsr/news

Interesting. I was thinking one of these used on the glass directly on the other (inside) side of the glass under each of the suction cups. The idea being that it would heat and expand any residual air under each cup and possibly causing the cup to 'pop' off the glass...