MusicMedic is the industry leader in hot air padding technology, and has won over many skeptical technicians. Many years ago, we realized that there had to be a better way than using flames in the shop and we created the Vortex Air Torch™. Hot air is safer, faster, and easier to use. The Vortex Air Torch™ from MusicMedic is designed to decrease padding time on all woodwind instruments, while eliminating burnt materials such as felt, cork, and lacquer. With 0-500 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.