The jet flame (on the Phoenix model) is a wide cone shaped flame. It is a more windproof lighter than the laser jet models, but the jet flame does not have the precision sometimes needed for repairs. The Turbo flame laser jet flame is a thin precision, needle like flame. This flame is the hottest and most powerful – in effect a micro blow torch. It will keep a consistent stream of air propelled fire no matter what angle. For these reasons it is good for pipes/cigars and spot soldering in awkward places.