I wanted to start working with fairly thin aluminum and knew I needed a smaller torch than my larger Victor style... I'm not all that good working with steel as it has been twenty years since I had a torch (full sized) in my hands, so I didn't know what to expect with aluminum. But I received this outfit as a gift from my wife and an afternoon practicing with this little gem and at least my aluminum "brazing" on 0.030" was becoming a little less hit-or-miss.
Flame, whether oxygenizing of carburizing, is fairly effortless to set even for an out of practice layperson, and the flame can be set soft enough to even braze the thin bottom of soda cans if I'm careful, so I'm really pleased. It's a nice little torch with few surprises, except that when you first get it out of the box it feels like a plaything next to full sized Victor - but it isn't! It's a serious little tool for those delicate jobs.