Unsafe fuel knob/ design
Jul 19, 2018
This torch does not stop burning for 20-30 seconds after shutting off gas. Fuel knob poorly designed/located & difficult to grip. Flame often went out frequently during operation which resulted in gas to continue flowing in work area.
Lehman's says: We're sorry for the trouble! When you shut off the valve, the gas in the line must "drain" off, which is why it takes a few seconds to stop burning when you shut it off. The flame may go out if there is high wind or if the weeds get too close to the nozzle and impede air flow. That said, if you have problems shutting off the gas, or if you are unhappy with the weed burner, we are happy to accept your return for a refund or replacement.
Handy and Easy to Use
Jun 9, 2017
I love gardening but the older I get, the harder it is to constantly bend over to pull weeds. My main selling point on this was that it offered a way to kill the weeds while remaining standing, and in that this item gets full marks. It works as advertised, although it will take some tweaking to get the flame set just right so it's not too furious and not so weak that the wind blows it out. I've found that a good 2 - 3 seconds on each weed (4 - 5 on larger, tougher weeds) does the trick. You don't have to completely burn away the weed -- you just need to wither it enough that it will die out. And they will die off in a day or two provided it does not rain and bring them back. Overall, a great and handy product.
Beats Pulling Weeds
Feb 23, 2017
In the past I yanked up the dandelions through gravel. Broken roots meant a new plant in a few days and my knees don't appreciate the gravel The torch seems to end any particular plants existence without burning the entire plant to ash. Just roast the stalk and leaves and the plant quits within a couple of days. I use the torch on calm days as a few MPH of wind can blow it out. But no other complaints. Light weight and using to use. Lights with striker or matches.
Yard and Garden torch
Jul 29, 2016
I just received mine today. I had purchased two propane bottles so I was ready to try the torch. First I burnt the weeds in the garden, wow, it took little time to get rid of the weeds, next I did some weeds between the sections of sidewalk and they were ashes in no time. This tool really does a good job and saves a lot of time and bending over to pull weeds.
Jul 20, 2013
Been using one for years. Just keep a striker handy to reignite and all goes well. Better on smaller weeds. I use MAP gas in the yellow canister which burns hotter. Very quick for many small weeds.
May 22, 2012
Great product! Easy to use after as one reviewer stated a bit of trial and error as to how long to hold it on the weed/grass and adjusting the flame. Bought this for poison ivy but the product specifically states not to use it for that due to the ash and breathing the fumes of the plant. That was one of the main reasons I wanted it. There are so many other uses that I have that it was still worth buying it. Now my son wants one!
Apr 13, 2012
I have not had the opportunity to try this item yet, I wanted to post that I was very happy with the heft of the device, I trust Lehman's to provide quality items made to last, some other models I have seen seemed quite flimsy, that is why I purchased from Lehman's
Aug 10, 2011
The product works exactly as advertised and is easy to use. This way of dealing with weeds in a gravel drive is less expensive and less toxic for the environment than the usual weed killers. One of course needs to be cautious not to let twigs and dried leaves start a fire, but that is easily avoided by having a source of water readily available, e.g., a garden hose.
Aug 10, 2010
This has been a great product for me - burning weeds off of paver stones and other places where I would not catch the woods on fire. Some of the weeds that got into the paver stones were very hard to remove but this torch did it. The weeds have not come back since I burned them off. I highly recommend this device. It is very easy to use and the flame appears to be wind resistant, at least in my area (Michigan).
Jun 27, 2010
I have the large torch (20# propane tank), but it's too heavy to drag out for small jobs. This was easy to set up, and, after a bit of trial and error to adjust the flame, a snap to use. I had no trouble even coming off a week of record rain so long as I didn't try to hold the flame too close to the weed (cutting off the air).
May 13, 2010
I almost didn't order it based on the previous poor review. We live in VA - very humid state. The product worked great - the flame is adjustable (maybe the other person didn't realize that). My husband used it on weeds in our driveway and along the sidewalk/porch on the day after a horrendous rainstorm. It was also a bit breezy the day he used it - no trouble whatsoever. I highly recommend this product if you want to avoid chemicals when trying to control weeds.
Jun 22, 2009
This product is disappointing. The flame goes out easily; forget about using it if there is the slightest breeze. Unless your lawn conditions are very dry, weeds won't burn easily; if you live where there is high humidity forget about it entirely. However, I am keeping the torch because it does an absolutely fabulous job of starting a campfire!