Well, the mini torch actually worked pretty good. Once I figured out the right flame setup, it was a breeze to use. I hadn't used any kind of a torch in a few years, but it all came back to me fairly quick. For the money, IMO, it was worth every penny. It's still got MAPP gas in it, but the oxygen sure burns up quick. I'm on the third tank and am almost ( I believe) out again. MAPP gas lasts at least 45 minutes with this setup. I kinda wish I had bought it years ago.
BTW julmer, I played with it to heat a scrap 3/4" steel plate, and it did it. I ran out of oxygen though as it was starting to melt a hole into it. For the light stuff though, it works great. It could use a longer hose to the tip, though.