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    Hello everyone, I am an artist who is aspiring to make the move to glasswork. It has been a dream of mine for many years, as I am trying to build a basic set up to start learning a question came to mind.

    I know you can use a Oxy/acetylene regulator set up as you can run propane through acetylene gauges. My question is, can you use something similar to a bench mounted oxy/acetylene metalworking torch?

    I know it would be inconvenient because of the tip sizing, but I happen to have 7 to 10 fully functional torch set ups, could I use them for borosilicate glass?
    Itís not so much I donít want a nice torch, more I have these and am curious.

    Thank you all I plan to do plenty of research on here.



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    Depends on the torch(es), but likely yes. Victor torches (particularly ones like the J-40 and J-27) are quite common in scientific shops, as they make for great hand/lathe torches.

    Good luck and happy melting!

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    Welcome to the Melting Pot!

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    Hi
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    yar, welcome!
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    Welcome to The Melting Pot!!!
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    high

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWK Nova View Post
    high
    Welcome Nova!

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    Those torches will work fine.
    Im offering free 1 hour lampworking lessons in the Alki and west Seattle area.

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