I have been off this reflector for a while and now I am back with a question.
I have used a Master Mechanic Ultratorch UT100 portable soldering device
for many years. This has been a great device to take up a tower or use
while walking the beverages to make soldering repairs. But lately the
pizzo-electric spark that ignites it has gotten flaky. It got to the point
that I would need to take the burner apart and clean the ignition area
before it would work. Then I could count on at least one more successful
start but usually no more than that.
Now it has failed solid and doesn't want to ignite at all. I have tried
cleaning out the ignition area again but that doesn't help anymore. Nothing
looks broken on the unit.
Has anyone out there had experience with these devices and know any tricks
to make them start sparking again?
It is an old unit and if it is too much a bother to repair it, I would be
interested in buying something new. Any suggestions about that?
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