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Rockpooljewels
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« on: October 08, 2014, 12:53:52 PM »

Hi guys, just a quick question, I have recently set my lampwork studio back up and bought a Bethlehem pirahna torch from ebay, it's an older model on the blue cast base, its a fantastic torch but here's my problem, it's so hot that I'm not sure how to control it, I have previously had a minor and a bobcat, are these boro torches? And that explains the super heat? Any help much appreciated as I am considering seeing I can get a swap for a minor or similar,
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Mandy x
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2014, 01:13:02 PM »

Just did an online search and it appears you can use it for either soft or Boro, although some people mention it can get VERY hot.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 01:48:28 PM »

I've got one of them, but I haven't dared to use it yet.  Got it from someone on FH, but still happy with my minor for the moment.  May get it plumbed in for some boro nearer Christmas.

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 02:09:09 PM »

I'm not planning on doing any boro, I might try and sell or swap for something a little less bloodthirsty lol having said that its a beautifully made torch and whisper quiet, very good quality indeed x
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2014, 02:28:11 PM »

I think that Angie Snelling has one of these, perhaps she can help!
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2014, 04:30:32 PM »

Are you running on tanked oxygen or oxycon(s)? If oxycons, what sort (5L, 10L?)

I might be interested in swapping for a GTT Lynx if that appealed - that needs two 5L or one 8L/10L oxycon.

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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2014, 04:41:27 AM »

I am looking for something hotter than my poor minor, which is a lovely torch but now I need something with more umph for my boro work.  Does the Piranha do bushy and pointy flames do people know, had a look on Bethlehem's website but it has been superseded now by the alpha and bravo.  I was looking at a Lynx or Cheetah, but some of the reviews of the GTT are starting to put me off a bit?Huh?  I suppose you wouldn't want another minor?
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2014, 01:29:41 PM »

And I have a mega minor sitting on the side doing nothing  Smiley
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