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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 2006-03-02, 4:01pm
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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.

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Old 2006-03-02, 4:03pm
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Where is the poll?
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ok I think I got the poll working now.

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I voted single stage 02/fuel ~ I'm assuming that's what my minor is.
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I voted single stage 02/fuel ~ I'm assuming that's what my minor is
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Old 2006-03-02, 7:53pm
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is cheetah single stage too then i assuem?
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yup a cheetah would fall in to that catogory.

minot or bob cats would fall under single stage torch. redmax's and CC and other 2 flame torchs with and inner or and outer flame or a top/bottom would fall under 2 stage torches.
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I have several torches to play on, three single stage and one two stage with 4 studs. I hope to play with a 3 stage some day...*looks at Willy and bats eyelashes*

My Phantom is a 4-stud, but I do not have a pedal. I think that a pedal would be really cool, especially if I'm doing regular detail work and then want to quickly heat up a gather to encase it. Keeping something warm in the back flame while heating a clear rod (especially if you peel it) already takes two or three hands. Having a foot pedal would be great becasue you wouldn't have to juggle stuff to turn valves - you would just step on a pedal to get that outer fire going. How cool is that?
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Old 2006-03-03, 12:11am
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So Will hasn't let you play with his Big one yet ah? lol lol
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Old 2006-03-03, 12:30am
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Mini cc and HH occ.
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I know what a Hothead is, but what are these "stages" you have there? Love to respond, but I've no clue what category I am in -- use a Carlisle MiniCC.

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Old 2006-03-03, 8:28am
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A Mini CC is a single stage O2 torch.

The "stages" can be determined by how many different flame regions the torch has. Like on a Mini CC, when you turn the torch on, all the ports work all the time. On some larger torches, like a Carlisle CC, GTT Phantom, Bethlehem Barracuda, etc. there is a center flame and an outer flame that can be operated independently of each other. Those are dual stage torches. Torches like a MidRange Plus and a Red Max (that have one flame on top of another) also fall into that category.

Triple stage torches are big torches with three separate flames like a GTT Cobra or the Herbert Arnold torches.
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Thanks Chad you explained that well.
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Bobcat, Mini CC, and Hothead here. For my next torch, I haven't decided between a Cheetah or the Barracuda. My plan to use it for borosilicate work exclusively, because the others are fine for the soft glass.
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Lisa, I have a friend with a Cheetah for sale. It's barely been used.
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2 stage 2 post (red max)
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Also a 2 stage 2 post - Barracuda.
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Oh, I voted, but forgot to post...

I use a 2 stage 2 post - Bethlehem Tiger Shark.

Working on converting it to 4 post and foot pedal, though...
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Smiley,

Does your friend still have their cheetah for sale?
I may be interested.

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I have a Midrange Plus (premix on top). Love it!
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GTT Delta Elite - 2 stage/4 post

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(Hey, who has the three stage out there?)
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I was wondering that too. Them some big beads
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Yeah. I personally only know of a few people with a three stage torch. I'd love to hear from some people that use them.

One of these days I'm going to get me a Cobra or Python...
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Yeah. I personally only know of a few people with a three stage torch. I'd love to hear from some people that use them.

One of these days I'm going to get me a Cobra or Python...
Have you seen the Delta Mag, yet?
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Nope. And no pics of it on the GTT site yet either...
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Jason Lee did his demo at Glass Evolutions on one and the pictures are up over there. Also, someone posted pictures on GLDG of Loren using his at the Kobe show.
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Ahh. I saw the picture of Loren. I thought it was a Cobra...

So I guess I have seen one, then. How does it compare to the Cobra?

Is this it?



Hope Nathan doesn't mind me posting one of his pics here....
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I just have a HH and a bobcat.
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Oops, marked the wrong one. Lynx, Mini CC and Hothead
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anyone use the delta? I saw one at unbroken glass studio in Peoria il and OMG!!!
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