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Compact Torch. The Quickfire Hand Torch fits easily in tight cavities that other torches are too big for, says the maker. It also produces a hotter, more efficient flame than other hand-held torches and reduces soldering time by 30 percent, the company says. Its fuel cylinders hold enough gas to solder 200 fittings. The torch costs $60 and the cylinders $7.50 each. BernzOmatic, 800/654- 9011, bernzomatic.com