Thermite is awesome. It’s a powdered mixture of metals and metal oxides that, when ignited, will reach temperatures of 5,000 degrees Farenheit, hot enough to melt any metal. But it’s also potentially dangerous and hard to handle. The EMPI Tec Torch uses this reaction, and harnesses it into a handheld instrument that can be used to breach just about anything. A Thermite cartridge is inserted into a flashlight-like tool that also contains a battery and an ignition switch. When you press the button, the contents are lit and the front of the tool expels a metal vapour for 1 to 2 seconds, a vapour hot enough to melt any metal padlock, cable, rebar, or object that stands between you and where you want to go; it can cut a 0.35 inch diameter hole through a 0.50 inch steel plate, and even works under water! It’s marketed to military, law enforcement, and first-response personnel that would have legal reasons to use this tool, but we imagine if you have legitimate uses for it you could buy it too. Considering the starter kit (which comes with 4 cartridges) costs $995, miscreants with nefarious intentions will think twice before buying this to commit a crime.