Useful for heating up anything from a grill to a crème brulée, a blowtorch can also be a handy tool in the artist’s studio. You’re likely familiar with the pleasures of a blowtorch that lights on command and is easy to manipulate if you work in metals, whether large-scale sculpture or delicate jewelry. But there are other uses still for one of these fuel-burning contraptions. Resin artists, for instance, might consider replacing their hair dryers or heat guns with a handheld, low-powered torch to zero in on an area and achieve great results in less time. Shop with confidence for a propane-, butane-, or even oxyacetylene-powered torch with the help of our guide, below.