A Metal Vapour Torch (MVT) is the size of a torch, but packs the punch of a light sabre. The tool is made for police and military personnel to cut through bolts, chains and padlocks at high speed. The handheld device’s blade of flame can slice through a 12 mm steel bar in less than a second. The MVT, developed by Energetic Materials & Products of the US, uses solid fuel and an oxidiser, making it lighter and more compact than traditional gas-powered oxy-acetylene torches.

Watch as the Metal Vapour Torch cuts through a padlock with ease…

– David Hambling