WARNING: This document, Torchcutter, is property of the Citadel Council and Systems Alliance, and is Classified under Alliance security code Omega Seven (O7), protected under the Office of Alliance Territorial Hegemony. Disclosure of its contents to, or access by, personnel with a clearance level lower than Gamma Five (G5) is an offense punishable by court(s) martial and imprisonment or execution for treasonous acts. Failure to disclose confirmed or suspected breaches of security will be treated as complicity, and is punishable by dishonorable discharge and/or imprisonment.
A torchcutter was a small, blowtorch like tool used in exo-atmospheric repairing infiltration-based operations. It was created by the asari who used it for ship repairs in the early days of the Citadel. It has been used ever since. The device fires a superheated laser which is weak, but when concentrated, can cut through thick hulls.