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Plasma torch

Malcolm Reed uses a plasma torch

The plasma torch was a Starfleet cutting tool that used a stream of plasma to cut through solid objects.

Vulcan snow man

The Vulcan snowman

Although a tool, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed used a plasma torch, in 2151, to burn eyes and a mouth to a snowman on Archer's Comet, and then stuck it in to serve as a nose. (ENT: "Breaking the Ice")

Later that year, Commander Tucker used a plasma torch to light a makeshift candle he made in Shuttlepod 1. (ENT: "Shuttlepod One")

After a spike from a Romulan mine pinned Lieutenant Reed to the hull of Enterprise NX-01 in 2152, Captain Jonathan Archer carried a plasma torch with him onto the hull and was about to use it to cut through the spike when Reed stopped him, having detected detonation circuits inside the spikes. After the section of the hull they were on was deliberately detached from the rest of the ship, Archer successfully used the plasma torch to cut through the spike, releasing Reed but simultaneously arming the mine, although they managed to contain the detonation. (ENT: "Minefield")

When Enterprise discovered a Xindi-Insectoid shuttlecraft in January 2154, Trip Tucker had "half a mind to take a plasma torch" to it. (ENT: "Hatchery")

Reed also used a plasma torch to reach a jammed access port on Enterprise's outer hull in February 2154. (ENT: "The Forgotten")

In an alternate timeline in 2165, Trip ordered Reed to use a plasma torch to "slice Yerdrin Lek's ship into neat little pieces" as a means of coercing the truth out of him. (ENT: "Twilight")

In 2369, Commander Riker had to have treatment for a facial injury sustained during rehearsal for a play, Frame of Mind, postponed after another crewmember entered sickbay after a plasma torch had exploded in his face. (TNG: "Frame of Mind")

In 2375, the USS Voyager received a distress call from the lost USS Equinox. On a search and rescue mission aboard the Equinox, Ensign Harry Kim had to use a plasma torch to remove debris from a pinned down Noah Lessing. (VOY: "Equinox")

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