How to Light a Blow Torch

Written by c. taylor
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Light a Blow Torch
You can light a blow torch with a standard lighter. (craftsman's hands image by Kushnirov Avraham from

Blow torches come in many variations. One of the most common types is a simple hand-held propane torch. A host of professionals use blow torches for a wide range of purposes. Some blow torches have integrated lighting systems, but the simple ones require manual ignition.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Lighter or sparker

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

    Stand the torch upright in a clear area, devoid of combustible materials.

  2. 2

    Hold the lighter or sparker in front of the torch's nozzle and activate it. The sparker activates when you squeeze the handle, which rubs flint against a striker, thereby creating a spark. Repetitively squeeze the handle until the torch lights. You can simply ignite the lighter with the flame in front of the nozzle.

  3. 3

    Turn the dial on the torch slowly until the propane ignites with the flame or sparker. Remove the lighter or sparker and place it away from the work area.

  4. 4

    Adjust the flame by turning the dial until you have the size of flame you want.

Tips and warnings

  • Always keep combustible materials away from your torch to avoid accidentally igniting them.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.