Everything is based on the same tool with it’s interchangeable parts. This kit has a specific use. This has a special tip that can be used for heating heat shrink tubing in areas where you can not use an open flame. It also can be used with heat shrink solder connectors. Or for those moments of mischief it can be used to light off fireworks as well. Most importantly you can travel with this because there is no butane. All the other tips will twist on ad work with this kit.