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View Poll Results: What style torch do you use
I use a hothead or other air/fule torch. 191 26.83%
I use a single stage o2/fuel torch. 358 50.28%
I use a 2 stage torch with 2 posts. 91 12.78%
I use a 2 stage torch with 4 posts with a foot pedal. 43 6.04%
I use a 2 stage torch with 4 posts but no foot pedal. 44 6.18%
I use a 3 stage torch. 18 2.53%
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Old 2007-05-10, 11:10am
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I have a HH, Minor, Mini CC, Lynx (runs with 2 5 lpm concentrators) 2 port Barracuda, Red Max with premix, 4 port Phantom with smutboy peddle (runs with 2 integra 10 concentrators, and a 50mm Herbie. I use the phantom mostly and love it.
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Old 2007-06-08, 4:06pm
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I have a two stage two post. I just got a major with a minor as an upgrade from a hot hea. I love it!
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I guess mine is a three stage Arnold Zenit.
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Several Japanese air-burning torches, Minor burner, Mini CC, Red Max, & Bullet burner. So, I fall in several categories.

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All of the equipment in my signature and hten some beyond the Gibberson burners in my furnace and glory.

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50mm & 40mm Herbert Arnold Zenit Burners,Carlisle cc/cc+/mini,Liquid O2.
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Old 2007-08-05, 9:07pm
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I got a Hellcat at the gathering so I change mine to 2 stage with 4 posts and no foot pedal, but its on my wish list.

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Old 2007-09-13, 6:30pm
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lol...maybe this is a stupid question... but why do some of you own so many torches? and do you switch connections between them or have them all set separately?
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Old 2007-09-18, 9:11pm
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got my delta-mag today, got it set up but havent used it yet...luckly i already have an alumized kevlar suit and face shield. cant wait to start pulling out huge piece of cane.
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I use a fireworks i'm guessing that's a hothead.
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i use a minor but would like to upgrade to a torch that will make small pipes and bubblers that is not too expensive maybe 500 dollars any suggestions
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I'm on a rapidly failing HH, but desperately wanting a minor Nortel!
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Old 2007-12-20, 2:53pm
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for bead making, with what little expiriance i have the lynx is the #1
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If your going to get a larger torch. spend the money for a 4 stud. Foot pedal is a must.

Phantom, Natural Gas/w booster, og 15 for center fire Tank for outer fire. And a foot pedal.
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I have been wondering about the demographics of different torch users and the torch style used in the different fields of lamp working. So this poll will be aimed mainly at the world of beads and bead makers.

What style torch do you use.
My hubbie is going to buy me a torch and I have a question. I made larger beads, (well for me 35-50 mm. long.) I am using a Lynx now on an 02 genarator. My choices are: Bethleham Barracuda, Red Max Torch w/pre-mix top torch or the Cheetah. Who has worked with any of these or any information would be helpful.
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Janet - go for the GTT Cheetah! I absolutly love mine! That thing rocks! Oh, I just upgraded from my lynx, which also rocked, but wanted a bigger torch. Go figure!

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Love, love, love my Red Max.
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I always kinda thought this post was too old to reply but it manages to stay here. Over the years I have used Major/minors, major/premix, Carlisle CC, National 6b's with the htc1 tip, barracuda and at the moment a lynx. Well I am sold on GTT now as many people are, it will be my last brand of torch unless something else comes out in the future that is unseen. Next I think I will go after a phantom or mirage and be happy forever.
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Also a 2 stage 2 post and the Foot pedal is being made - Bullet Knight

Can't wait till i can hook it on
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There are some truly great torches out there. And It always seems like the people that own them are very loyal. So heres what I propose. Every torch manufacturer should send me their torches so I can test them. Pretty good idea right?
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If your going to get a larger torch. spend the money for a 4 stud. Foot pedal is a must.

Phantom, Natural Gas/w booster, og 15 for center fire Tank for outer fire. And a foot pedal.

Scott, which booster do you use?
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Ellen, I use the G-Tec 15 which is a little under powered for the Phantom. If I run an insane flame it will consume fuel faster then the G-tec can compress it, and shut the unit down.
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Was using a minor but just got my mini cc up and running - and I love it!! Maybe some day I'll work up to one of the bigger ones.
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I have a GTT Lynx and a Mirage ... I prefer my little Lynx, the Mirage scares me !!!
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I have a GTT Lynx and a Mirage ... I prefer my little Lynx, the Mirage scares me !!!
You do know the mirage has a center fire of a lynx...right? So why do you have both?
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After my husband built my studio, he told me to get whatever equipment I thought I wanted or might need and since I knew only what I had read in magazines about lampworking I thought I needed one for soft glass and one for boro. I do know now that I could have just gone with the Mirage and since I've done a little boro but love my soft glass I have been thinking about selling it. I feel a little guilty about hanging onto it and the foot controls that go with it when the $$ could go to better use...gonna have to give it some more thought.
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A mirage with a foot pedal is my dream torch right now. I dont have enough $$ for that for a while. Your lucky to have a great husband.
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and the foot controls that go with it when the $$ could go to better use...gonna have to give it some more thought.
I could definately put that foot pedal to some good use if your thinking about letting go. If you haven't used the mirage very much then you can more than likely get back almost all you paid for it. Gtt's hold their vaule better than any other torches especially if they have little use.
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