8 Best Cutting Torch Kits of 2021 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

Last Updated: March 15, 2021

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One of the most dangerous parts of a fabricator’s job is cutting steel with an oxy-fuel torch. It can be extremely fun, but the safety factor means it’s crucial to use the right torch for your job so that you cut most effectively, and everyone is kept safe.

With the price of tools like cutting torches being significantly more expensive in brick-and-mortar stores, many people are turning to buying online for more options at a lower price. However, the range is so extensive that knowing which torches are best can be a problem if you can’t handle and compare them physically.

Our reviews are based on the best torches available online and give a detailed perspective on the pros and cons of each choice. There are many to choose from, but these are our favorite options. We hope they help you on your journey to find a new kit for your gas cutting needs.

Note: we also recently published articles where we review and compare butane and propane torches.

A Mini Comparison of the Winners for 2021:

Image Product Details
Best Overall
Winner
Miller Oxy-Acetylene Miller Oxy-Acetylene
  • Heavy-duty
  • Includes cutting and brazing tips
  • Includes two regulators
  • Second place
    Victor Technologies Victor Technologies
  • Medium-duty
  • Includes cutting and brazing tips
  • Low-medium price
  • Best Value
    Third place
    ZENSTYLE Torch Kit ZENSTYLE Torch Kit
  • Includes cutting and brazing tips
  • Includes striker
  • Includes regulators
  • Hobart Medium-Duty Torch Set Hobart Medium-Duty Torch Set
  • Includes cutting and brazing tips
  • Includes regulators
  • Low-medium price
  • Firepower 250 Torch Kit Firepower 250 Torch Kit
  • Includes cutting and brazing tips
  • Heavy-duty
  • Two-year warranty
  • The 8 Best Cutting Torch Kits:

    1. Miller Oxy-Acetylene Cutting Torch Kit – Best Overall

    Miller Torch Oxy-Acetylene Tough Cut Outfit

    The Miller Tough Cut Outfit is the best oxygen-acetylene torch available online. It’s rated as a medium-duty torch and comes at a medium price to suit, but there is almost nothing medium-duty about it. It’s a heavy-duty torch that comfortably cuts a wide range of plate thicknesses, and has different tips to make it easy to heat, braze, or weld extensively.

    Both the internal and external features of all the gear included are exceptional. It is one of the most comfortable and safe torches to use, and it withstands more than it’s designed to. The glasses included in the kit are comfy, and you can see exceptionally well out of them while protecting your eyes. However, they lack the coverage cutting goggles provide.

    We highly recommend this torch for both hobbyists and everyday fabricators. It comes at a very reasonable price and is built to last in the most extreme conditions.

    Pros
    • Heavy-duty
    • Includes cutting and brazing tips
    • Includes two regulators
    • Includes hose
    • Includes striker
    • Three-year warranty
    • Medium price
    Cons
    • Glasses lack coverage

    2. Victor Technologies Cutting-Torch KitGenuine Victor Torch Kit Cutting Set

    Our runner-up choice is the small Torch Kit Cutting Set by Victor Technologies. It’s an excellent set in the medium-duty range. It’s a comfortable torch and can effectively cut through large slabs of steel with ease.

    It comes with a quality hose that has been made to withstand punctures and heat, making it safe to use and durable. The included goggles are an excellent accessory. They sit well on the face and provide clear vision while cutting or brazing, while protecting your face and eyes from bright rays and flying sparks.

    This is a smaller set than others, so you need to buy regulators separately, and there are no spare tips or nozzle accessories. It also comes with a short six-month warranty, which is much less than we would like.

    However, the quality of the parts doesn’t match the short warranty. We are surprised it isn’t longer with how durable Victor Technologies has made this gear. This torch doesn’t match our top pick torch set, but it’s still a desirable option we recommend for any hobbyist or workshop owner.

    Pros
    • Medium-duty
    • Includes cutting and brazing tips
    • Includes striker
    • Includes hose
    • Low-medium price
    Cons
    • Doesn’t include regulators
    • Six-month warranty

    3. ZENSTYLE Cutting Torch Kit – Best Value

    ZENSTYLE Oxygen & Acetylene Gas Cutting Torch and Welding Kit

    We are highly impressed with the ZENSTYLE Gas Cutting Torch set. It’s not a heavy-duty kit by any means, but for what it comes with, and at the price it’s offered, we are very impressed. It includes everything you need for an oxy-acetylene kit, whether you’re starting out and don’t want to spend much money, or need a full set of everything to replace older gear.

    Everything comes in a sturdy case, with useful compartments and clips to organize all the gear so you don’t lose anything. The torch itself is exceptionally well sealed. It’s easy to set up and use, and it comes with many different tips, so you have a broad range of cutting options.

    The warranty is minimal, and the kit’s not designed for industrial use. However, for any hobbyist or workshop that needs to use it semi-frequently, this is an affordable option. We consider it the best buy for your money among all the online cutting torch kits.

    Pros
    • Includes cutting and brazing tips
    • Includes striker
    • Includes hose
    • Includes regulators
    • Includes goggles
    • Low-priced
    Cons
    • Light-medium duty
    • Minimal warranty

    4. Hobart Medium-Duty Cutting-Torch Set

    Hobart 770502 Medium Duty Oxy-Acetylene Kit

    We like the 770502 Oxy-Acetylene Kit from Hobart, although it doesn’t live up to the Hobart name like the company’s other products. It includes a wide range of features for a full gas cutting/welding kit, but it’s a lower-duty kit for what it’s worth. It also has fewer tip adjustments and no case to keep things organized.

    The torch itself is comfortable to use and cuts almost any plate gauge well, but it’s known for faulting at times, and Hobart is not always the best with the warranty service for this kit. It’s not designed for heavy-duty use, but for light-medium use, it serves its purpose well.

    This isn’t our top pick torch, but it’s a quality option at a reasonable price and will serve anyone needing a full oxy-acetylene kit well.

    Pros
    • Includes cutting and brazing tips
    • Includes striker
    • Includes hose
    • Includes regulators
    • Low-medium price
    Cons
    • Light-medium duty
    • Poor warranty service

    5. Firepower 250 Cutting-Torch Kit

    Firepower 0384-2573 250 Series Oxy-Fuel Replacement Torch Kit

    The Firepower Oxy-Fuel Replacement Torch Kit is a heavy-duty kit that’s suitable to replace almost any torch and will almost always perform better than what it replaces. It’s one of the top torches available and comes with a two-year warranty, so you can have confidence it will last.

    This torch is designed for all oxy-fuel applications, but it’s mainly used for oxy-acetylene mixes. It’s made with precision components, which is quickly recognizable in how cleanly and accurately you can cut, weld, and adjust the flame width and length while honing in your required temperature.

    The downside is that it’s a replacement kit and doesn’t include all the accessories of a full kit. If you already have a hose, a regulator, and some goggles, it will make an excellent replacement torch. However, it doesn’t suit someone wanting to start out with a full cutting torch set, due to it requiring other parts to work.

    Pros
    • Includes cutting and brazing tips
    • Heavy-duty
    • Low-medium price
    • Two-year warranty
    Cons
    • Doesn’t include full kit accessories

    6. XtremepowerUS Welding Cutting Torch Kit

    XtremepowerUS Premium Oxy Acetylene Welding Cutting Torch Kit

    The XtremepowerUS Premium is an entry-level oxy-acetylene torch kit. We like the wide range of features it comes with at such a low price, and its carry case is useful for storing all the gear to keep it organized.

    Don’t expect this torch to perform as well as a Miller or Victor torch, as it’s only made for a light-duty setting. However, if you’re getting started, this torch will give you everything you need for a basic oxy-fuel kit.

    We particularly like the wide range of heating nozzles for welding or preheating components, and the cutting nozzle is designed to cut up to six inches. This is impressive for a low-priced, light-duty torch.

    Pros
    • Includes cutting and brazing tips
    • Includes striker
    • Includes hose
    • Includes regulators
    • Includes goggles
    • Low-priced
    Cons
    • Light-duty
    • Minimal warranty
    • Low-quality

    7. ZENY Gas Welding Cutting-Torch-Kit w/Hose

    ZENY NEW Portable Gas Welding Cutting Torch Kit w/Hose, Oxy Acetylene Brazing Professional Set with Goggles & Case

    The ZENY NEW Portable Gas Welding Kit is another light-duty torch designed for entry-level work, and it comes with everything a basic kit requires. It has one of the lowest prices among all the full cutting torch kits online, but it noticeably lacks quality because of this.

    There is a minimal warranty on it, so once it’s in your possession, there is not a large window of help to ensure it lasts the distance for you. The torch itself works well, and there are a few different options to cut and heat with it. There is also an effective pair of goggles with a good coverage range to protect your eyes.

    However, the regulators are not very good. They are known to leak or fall apart quickly. For such a low-priced kit, this is an option worth considering with its wide range of parts, but we would prefer to pay a tiny bit more for the ZENSTYLE Oxygen & Acetylene Torch Kit.

    Pros
    • Includes cutting and brazing tips
    • Includes striker
    • Includes hose
    • Low-priced
    • Includes goggles
    Cons
    • Light-duty
    • Minimal warranty
    • Low-quality
    • Regulators have issues

    8. Toolsempire Gas Welding Torch & Cutting Kits

    Toolsempire Gas Welding & Cutting Kit Oxygen Torch Acetylene Welder Victor Type Tool Set

    In our last spot, we have the full Gas Welding & Cutting Kit from Toolsempire. It’s a low-priced kit that does an effective job of cutting most of the time, but the torch is known for having leaking problems. It’s an option only a beginner oxy-fuel cutter would want to purchase; however, the leaking issues can make it unsafe.

    The regulators are high-quality, and due to the whole kit’s low price, it’s worth purchasing only for the gauges. However, as a whole kit, it’s not the most reliable choice. The warranty is effective for what it covers, but it’s a minimal term warranty.

    Overall, this is not our favorite torch option. However, it’s a suitable choice to get started with if you’re on a low budget. When it doesn’t leak, it performs well for light cutting.

    Pros
    • Full cutting and brazing kit
    • Low-priced
    • Nice regulators
    Cons
    • Light-duty
    • Minimal warranty
    • Low-quality
    • Torch sometimes leaks

    RELATED READING: You can also read our breakdown of the top TIG torches of 2020 here


    Conclusion:

    There are heaps of cutting torches to choose from online, and the eight reviewed here are our favorites. In our top spot, we like the Miller Torch Oxy-Acetylene Tough Cut Outfit. It’s the highest quality torch kit available online. It offers you what you need as a hobbyist or seasoned veteran and comes at an affordable price.

    There are also quite a few low-priced options online, but many of them are also low-quality to match their price. The ZENSTYLE Oxygen & Acetylene Gas Cutting Torch and Welding Kit sits at a similar low price, but offers a quality torch with excellent components that endure everything a workshop environment can put it through. This kit is the best option for your money if you’re on a low budget.

    We hope these reviews help you find some clarity among the many cutting torches found online. Feel free to leave your thoughts below in our comment section.

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    Cameron Dekker
     

    Cameron grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a once-proud steel town on the Lehigh River, where he got a taste of TIG welding in his high school shop class. He holds certificates for Certified WeldingEducator (CWE) and Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) from the American Welding Institute. His interests include scuba diving, sculpture, and kayaking.