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Old 2020-05-18, 7:45am
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Interesting comparison of two different torches. First question would be what do you make? The hellcat is a good hot torch with a lot of ambient heat. If you are working soft glass there is a lot of surrounding heat good for sculpture and keeping the glass warm. My experience with carlisle is that they tend to use a lot of oxygen and they tend to be slightly reducing in flame so boro colors can be muddier if not attentive. Although it is much easier to fume with a carlisle. GTT's also use a lot of oxygen, but in my opinion they use it more efficiently (I have a triple mix and use it a lot). If you are using boro you will get great colors, but it is harder to find the sweet spot for fuming.
So what glass are you going to use primarily and what are you going to make?

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