It is unlikely that a Butane Torch will be the first tool on your shopping list. But if you need one (emergency plumbing work, metal crafting & repair etc, making creme brulee), you'll be sorry that you don't have one. These are fine tools by a firm that we have known for some time (the Taiwanese are doing world class work). Both the Standard Model and the Pro deliver the same 2400°F output, but the Pro model stands out for its 3X greater fuel capacity and its more substantial handle and frame. Either is a fine value. These have to be shipped to you without any Butane, which you will easily find locally.