8 Pound Thermite Kit

Written by Harry Gilliam

Topics: How to Make Fireworks

What’s better than 4 lbs. of
Volcanic Thermite Fury?

How about 8 POUNDS of it?

I’ve always said that once you get a taste of making your own pyro, you‘re gonna wanna go BIGGER.

It’s just like McDonald’s…

Why get a small fry, when you can Super-Size it!

Now you can grab up an 8 pound Thermite Kit for only $37.87.

That’s double the size of Skylighter’s original thermite kit and saves you about 20% of what the individual pieces and parts cost you.

Get the Super-Sized 8 pound Thermite Kit

In case you don’t know, thermite is a pyrotechnic mix of a reactive metal (usually aluminum) and a metal oxide (often iron oxide). I won’t bore you with all the science. But put simply enough for my own peabrain to understand it, when you ignite it you get so much heat that you can burn a hole through iron or steel!

Today’s Thermite Experiment: Melting Through a Steel Drum
(I got a little too close and almost melted my camera)

Thermite is hotter than volcanic lava!

Boy Genius and I burned holes right through some steel drums with just a few ounces of Thermite in aluminum foil tubes. After they cooled, we had to knock the slag off to see the holes. Next, we’re eyeballin’ a broken down car near the warehouse…

Thermite can be used for lots of other experiments too, like:

Destroying data on your ex-wife’s hard drive, melting your ten-year old’s laptop, opening that reluctant safe, melting pesky locks off of doors, plus a lot of legitimate civilian and military uses.

The new $37.87 Thermite Kit makes up to 8 pounds of Thermite. That’s enough to melt a hole halfway to China!

Each Thermite Kit contains:

  • 6 lbs. Red Iron Oxide
  • 2 lb. of Bright Flake Aluminum
  • 2 packs of 6 Gold Sparklers

You use the sparklers to get a hot enough flame to ignite the thermite.

Now go out and melt something with Skylighter’s Thermite Kits

Yours in molten metal,

Harry Gilliam
Chief Cook & Bottle Washer

PS: The simple, downloadable instructions for making your own Thermite are on the same page where you order your Thermite Kits.

8 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Phil says:

    I’m more interested in the thermite vs ice. Looks like a more spontacular explosion. How much thermite was used. Would I get the same result from thermite in snow in the winter time? Thanks Phil

  2. gary thornton says:

    ive been waiting for the 2for1 to come back

  3. jerry says:

    u can mix it with plaster of paris and then pour into molds . the bore a hole in it to make a shaped cutting torch. it will cut thru all metals.u will find this on yuotube also

  4. Don says:

    Probably not as much fun as fireworks but you can also weld and to some extent cast metals with thermite. Add steel pellets for example and you get molten steel.

    • Ian says:

      You don’y even have to add steel pellets if you use iron oxide. The reaction between aluminum and iron oxide forms aluminum oxide and iron. If you want steel instead of iron, just add some form of carbon (soot, activated carbon, graphite, even charcoal should work).

  5. Jim says:

    Have you posted how to make a formable thermite? I have heard you can mix thermite with play dough type stuff then form it into a shape to cut metal etc. I would like to see some videos from you on if it is possible.

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