The innovative English-made PipeMaster (115 V) is a great timesaver, and much, much safer than the usual open flame system. Plus, you don't have to carry all those conventional heating tools to the job - getting the job done much more efficiently. Just mount the correct heads for the pipe size on the PipeMaster (Heads for 1/2" pipe are standard).
Following the easy instructions, place the heads around the pipe close to the joint. Using pipe solder and flux (readily available locally) or presoldered joints, let the solder flow into the joint. The PipeMaster heats up quickly to a controlled temperature of 950°F. Once heated it can make a 1/2" joint in under 10 seconds. Reheating between joints is very quick. (Note: the PipeMaster gets very hot so be careful not to touch the tips until they are cool enough to handle safely.)
Scroll down to see a video of the PipeMaster in use.