What the heck is a handheld breaching tool? Well, in this case it is a flashlight sized (1.5 x 14-inch) gadget that shoots vaporized metal and particulate for about 2-seconds to melt anything in front of it. It can melt through locks, rebar, cage bars, braided steel cabling, etc… The cutting jet burns hotter than 4000-degrees Fahrenheit! The handle has a battery that starts the ignition process of the replaceable cartridge.
The TEC Torch can cut through solid steel rod up to 0.75-inches regardless of whether the metal is hardened, plain carbon, or stainless steel. You can even buy cartridges for penetrating steel plates up to 0.50-inches thick. Heck, it even works underwater.2