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Glass Bead Making Torch
Hothead Torch


for Glass Bead makers, Marble makers and Button makers
hot head glass torch
$42


The one and only torch to use as a single gas torch. Simply screw on a small disposable propane or propylene (MAPP) gas cylinder to use. Or use our adaptors to connect this torch to a bulk propane fuel tank like your barbecue tank to save money on gas.

This HotHead Torch uses propane or propylene gas brazing fuel. "MAPP" gas is a brand name which is just propylene. HotHead torch requires no oxygen bottles. There are many brands of torches available similar to this one but they will not work for glass working, they are not hot enough and they burn out the glass colors.

Our testing found that this torch is the best torch made for glass working. It is designed and developed exclusively for making glass. Because this torch gives you the largest flame with the least reduction.

A perfect torch to start with if you are not sure if flame working is right for you, or if you are on a budget, or if you have limited in resources for obtaining or refilling large oxygen tanks required for other types of torches. This HotHead torch will not get hot enough to melt hard glass like borosilicate Pyrex.


Select this complete setup
for connecting your torch to a
bulk fuel tank.
 908712 hothead complete set up
Setup Includes:
1) HotHead Torch
2) Bracket #1622
3) Work surface - (you can upgrade size in cart)
4) Torch Mounted Marvering Pad #104116
5) Spark lighter
6) Bulk tank hose Adaptor #F273701 - 5 Feet (you can upgrade length in cart)
$121
  Select this setup for connecting
your torch to a bulk fuel tank.



bracket to hold hothead torch

Setup Includes:
1) HotHead Torch
2) Bracket #1622
3) Bulk tank hose Adaptor #F273701 - 5 Feet (upgrade length in cart)
$83
Select this setup for torch with a
torch holding work surface.


Setup Includes:
1) HotHead Torch
2) Torch Holding Work Surface #1645 (you can up grade size in cart)
$66
  Select this setup for countries
out of the USA


Or you want to attach the torch to a cut end of hosing.





Click here if you are from out of the USA


Setup Includes:
1) HotHead Torch
2) Adaptor F276130
3) Adaptor A2 (Fuel)

$66


   Item  Price
1599 Glass Bead Making Torch
Manufactures list price $49.95

Buy 1 and Pay $42
VOLUME DISCOUNTS
Buy 2 and pay $37.80 each
Buy 4 and pay $35.70 each
Buy 6 and pay $33.60 each

$42
Qty:
1599104 Torch Mounted Marvering Pad
Get the Hothead Torch
and a 104116 marvering pad
together at a discounted
 price. $5 more if purchased separately.

Click Here For More Information
$56



Accessories for the HotHead Glass Torch
Item #  Item  Price

1040 Torch Mounted Marvering Pad
$29


104116 Torch Mounted Marvering Pad
Buy 1 and Pay $22
VOLUME DISCOUNTS
Buy 2 and pay $19.80 each
Buy 4 and pay $17.60 each
Buy 6 and pay $15.40 each

Click Here For More Information
$22
Qty:
bracket to hold propane bottle with a hot head torch 1619 Propane Bottle Bracket - this bracket mounts to a table using a C-clamp and/or with screws. C-Clamp is included! Bracket can be bent for desired torch angle. Bracket can be installed up or down, see pictures.

mounting hothead bracket
$18

hot head torch bracket 1622 Holder for Torch
For this torch, a HotHead torch or any torch that looks similar to the one pictured. If you want to use a bulk gas tank instead of the disposal bottle tank using the bulk adaptor hose system listed below, you will need to use this bracket to hold the bead making torch to a table. C-Clamp is included!
$12

hothead torch bracket A2 Fitting
 Use this adaptor with the below F276130 adaptor if you are in a country, like the UK, without the correct fittings to connect to a torch.
1/4 inch $3.50

3/8 inch $3.50
    hothead torch bracket F276130
 Use this adaptor with the above A2 adaptor if you are in a country, like the UK, without the correct fittings to connect to a torch.
$19
1501 Sparklighter

Use to light torches. Squeeze the handles together to cause a spark.
$3





Bulk Tank Adaptor Systems
For users of Hot Head Torches or any torches similar to the HotHead torch.
Save on the cost of propane by using a large bulk refillable propane tank instead of the small disposable fuel gas cylinders. A single hose with the correct fittings on each end. 5, 10 or 12 foot hoses available.
  Description Price
hose for hothead torch  Bulk adaptor system with 5 foot hose
 Made in the USA
 Same item as the 190190 below.
 OK now you have that choice-Made in USA or China

F273701
$29

hose for hothead torch  Bulk adaptor system with 5 foot hose
 Made in China
 Same item as the above F273701
 OK now you have that choice-Made in USA or China
Buy one Hose $27
Buy 2 or more $24.30

190190
$27

Qty:
hose for hothead torch  Bulk adaptor system with 12 foot hose
 Made in the USA

 F273702
$42

hose for hothead torch  Bulk adaptor system with 10 foot hose
 Made in China

 Same item as the above F273702 but 2' shorter
 OK now you have that choice-Made in USA or China

Buy one Hose $35
Buy 2 or more $31.50 ea.
191191
$34

Qty:
Y hose connector  Y - Propane Fitting
 Made in China
Connect two torches with this fitting. This Y fits into a bulk tank - the two other ends fit two of the above hoses which go to the Hot Head torches.

Buy one Fitting $24
Buy 2 or More $21.60 ea.
188188
$24

Qty:



This is a discussion about a HotHead style torch melting "soft" glass.
A flame needs oxygen and fuel gas like propane or propylene to burn. Molten glass likes a "neutral flame". A "neutral flame" has the proper ratio or amount of oxygen and propane so all of the gasses are consumed in the flame and there is no extra or leftover unburned oxygen or propane. A flame with unburned oxygen is called an "oxidized flame" and a flame with unburned propane is called a "reduction flame". A flame with just the right amount of oxygen and propane is called a "neutral flame". If soft molten glass (like Moretti/Effetre) is sitting in a "reduction flame' the colors turn muddy. Even the clear will turn streaky black and muddy. The common torch you might find in your garage just won't work. The reason is, this style torch has plenty of fuel gas from the propane tank but can only get its oxygen from the air. But air has only about 20% oxygen. Not nearly enough to achieve a neutral flame in a torch like this. These torches are made for plumbing or whatever and a neutral flame is not a concern for them. UNLESS you use a torch especially designed for glass, like the HotHead, that pulls in more air therefore more oxygen. It is actually a specially designed torch for glass. Also the extra oxygen makes it a hotter flame. Even in the HotHead torch, where you hold the glass in the flame makes a difference. To close to the nozzle where there is more unburned propane turns the glass muddy, to far out in the flame is not hot enough. You need to learn where the "sweet spot" is in the flame. Also size of flame makes a difference. The bigger the flame the more BTU's and faster you can work the glass. Most common garage brazing torches have a smaller sized flame (compared to the HotHead Torch) which means less BTU's and less heat. The HotHead Torch has as big a flame as you get with this style torch, and guess what, it barely has enough heat. This is why the choice of brand of soft glass makes a big difference. There are some brands like Bullseye Glass that takes twice as long to heat and work than the commonly used Moretti/Effetre Glass. There are even easier to melt glass out here in the world like some Japanese made glass (although very pricey!). Don't even try borosilicate glass (Pyrex), it wont melt at all. But can you make great beads with this HotHead torch! YES you can. We had an employee, Calvin Orr, who made the most amazing beautiful beads using only the HotHead torch. He has gone on now to become a fairly famous glass bead maker. If you want a torch that has a very hot flame, totally adjustable to achieve a neutral flame, and yes (because it has plenty of heat) it is desirable to have a smaller pointed flame (as compared to the HotHead) so you can heat just a spot on the glass surface to do detail work without heating the whole bead, pendant, button whatever, then you need to use a torch which not only has the propane tank (like the HotHead torch) but also an oxygen tank. By using this pure oxygen you get a very hot flame! Remember hot flame allows you to work faster. You also have two sets of valves which control just the right amount fo gasses to get that neutral flame. But of course the down side is the cost. The Hothead is $39 and this other type of torch costs 10 times more (because of the hose and regulators you would need), or even more.

Click Here to see these types of torches.

Work Surfaces

for
Torch Lampworking, Glassblowing and
Glass Beadmaking

Propane Bottle Holder with Work Surface
 Holds your disposable MAPP or propane bottle safely and at the correct angle for your torch. We recommend the HotHead Torch. Torch height is adjustable. Includes a built in tool and glass rod rest. All rust proof series 300 stainless steel. Holder holds both the wide and narrow shaped gas tank. Should be clamped or screwed to the table. Lower section is cut in to give you more leg room. Lower part that holds tank can be bent to adjust the torch angle. Torch and  propane tank not included. Dimensions are approximate. Made in the USA
 

    Description Price
Propane / Mapp bottle holder and work surface

#1645

Holds both the narrow and wide style bottles.
 
9"  x 14"
$24
worksurface for lampworking glassblowing glass beadmaking Propane / Mapp bottle holder and work surface

#1650

Holds both the narrow and wide style bottles.

 14" x 18"

Includes an 18" built on rod rest.
$39



Work Surfaces

Protect your work table. A comfortable pair of padded foam armrests and worksurface and rod rest all in one! All stainless steel. Pictured with a Minor Burner not included.

Dimensions are usually close but can vary a bit - plus or minus a 1/2" or so.
Size   Description  Price
 Stainless Steel work surface for lampworking glass beadmaking and glassblowers #1617
12"x 13"
Stainless Steel Work Surface - 12" x 13" flat area, heavy .030" thick metal. One edge is bent so you can wrap it over the edge of your work bench. The far edge is also bent up right so you have a nice 9" long rest for your colored glass rods. $16
work surface for lampworking glass beadmaking blassblowing #1636
17
" x 18"
Stainless Steel Work Surface - 17" x 18" flat area, heavy thick metal. Actually a bit smaller so we can fit it in a standard box. Front edge is bent so it fits nicely over the edge of your work table. The far edge is also bent up right so you have a nice 18" long rest for your colored glass rods.  May need to be sent in it's own box. $29
work surface for lampworking glass beadmaking blassblowing #1638
16" x 24"
Stainless Steel Work Surface - 16" x 24" flat area, heavy thick metal. Actually a bit smaller so we can fit it in a standard box. Front edge is bent so it fits nicely over the edge of your work table. The far edge is also bent up right so you have a nice 24" long rest for your colored glass rods.  May need to be sent in it's own box. $38
worksurface for lampworking glass beadmaking and glassblowing #1644
13" x 18"
Stainless Steel Work Surface - 13" x 18" flat area, heavy thick metal. Actually a bit smaller so we can fit it in a standard box. Front edge is bent so it fits nicely over the edge of your work table. The far edge is also bent up right so you have a nice 18" long rest for your colored glass rods.  May need to be sent in it's own box. $24
work-surface-1649sm-torch-lampworking-glassblowing
need new pic
#1659
16"x 30"
Stainless Steel work surface - actually 16" x 30" flat area, heavy thick metal. Front edge is bent so it fits nicely over the edge of your work table. The far edge is also bent up right so you have a nice 30" long rest for your colored glass rods. PLUS if this is shipped, it must go in it's own box. $49

Accessories pictured not included.
Morretti Northstar Boroscilicate Pyrex Effetre colored glass rods resting and holding place. Durable, portable, stainless steel, can also go inside your glass bead sculpture kiln Glass Rod Rests
This movable rod rest is used to support glass rods to keep them up off the flame worker's workbench for easier grabbing, better organization, and to keep the glass rods cleaner. The rippled edge keeps the rods from rolling around. These durable stainless steel rod holders can also be placed inside a glass bead kiln to support your mandrels.


Item# Description  Price
rod and tool rest  #RRT8 - 8" Rod rest - fits inside 9" kilns or on your workbench
Volume Pricing
Buy 1 6.00
Buy 2 $5.40
Buy 4 $4.80
Buy 8 $4.20
$6.00

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tool and rod rest for lampworkers #RRT12 - 12" Rod rest - fits inside 13" kilns or on your workbench

Volume Pricing
Buy 1 $9.00
Buy 2 $8.10
Buy 4 $7.20
Buy 8 $6.30
$9.00
Qty:
tool and rod rest for lampworkers #RRT17 - 17" Rod rest - fits inside 18" kilns or on your workbench

Volume Pricing
Buy 1 $11.00
Buy 2 $9.90
Buy 4 $8.80
Buy 8 $7.70
$11.00
Qty:
tool and rod rest for lampworkers #RRT8T - 8" Rod Rest
Extra Tall
for easy Grabbing

Volume Pricing
Buy 1 $9.00
Buy 2 $8.10
Buy 4 $7.20
Buy 8 $6.30

$9.00
Qty:


tool and rod rest for lampworkers #RRT12T - 12" Rod Rest
Extra Tall
for easy Grabbing

Volume Pricing
Buy 1 $12.00
Buy 2 $10.80
Buy 4 $9.60
Buy 8 $8.40
$12.00

Qty:
rod and tool rest #RRT17T - 17" Rod Rest
Extra Tall
for easy Grabbing

Volume Pricing
Buy 1 $14.00
Buy 2 $12.60
Buy 4 $11.20
Buy 8 $9.80

$14.00
Qty:
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Difference between standard and tall rod rests.






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