This instructable may be a bit silly, but as for me, ive thrown about 10-15 of these pencil torches away (common cheap blue one) because I couldn't find a solution to this simple problem that I recently just figured out! This will fix the flame when it is shooting out of weird directions or coming out in the way of a flame instead of torch
Step 1: Unscrew Tip
Blow lightly both ways inside the torch tip but be careful when you are blowing the opposite direction of the way that the fuel comes out because there is A valve stem thing that can be blown out of place. if thats the case just poke it back into place and it will be fine. As I did so myself lol
Step 2: Screw On, Fill Up, Fire Up!
A torch fill should take no longer than 10-15 seconds. The fill action depends on differential pressure between torch & fuel can, & this is highly dependant on temperature. To get a maximum fill, put the torch in the fridge for 10 minutes before filling. Warm the fuel can with your hands, or by putting it in your pocket for a while. This way, you will get a maximum fill every time. Filling a warm torch will lead to a poor fill. Another tip: Before filling, press the fill valve in the torch & release a short squirt of gas. This will blow any crap in the fill stem away, & prevent it from being blown into the torch. Doing this every time leads to a much longer torch life.