The Vortex Air Torch from MusicMedic.com is designed to decreased padding time while eliminating burnt materials such as felt, cork and lacquer. With 0-480 degree celsius temperature control as well as an air velocity controller, the Vortex Air Torch allows a technician to decide the exact temperature and velocity of air that touches the instrument.
A quick press of a button changes the temperature and a turn of a knob adjusts the air flow. By setting the temperature below that which felt burns and above the temperature at which shellac melts, it is possible to easily heat pads in the top stack of without burning the A key felt or the Front F cork.
Available in 110 volt version for the USA and a 220 volt version for Europe and Asia.