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Bethlehem Champion Bench Burner

6 Reviews
SKU: TB10
$1,650.00

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The newest low-pressure torch to hit the market, the Champion Glass Working Torch. The Champion is Bethlehem's biggest, hottest, most versatile burner to date. It is a new, improved, stainless steel alternative to the fan-favored PM2D. Newly engineered for a low-pressure, high heat performance, the Champion has the most efficient large flame on the market today.  

Specifications: 
Burner configuration: 
Center fire - 6 jets 
Outer fire: 30 jets 
Face diameter: 1 1/8" (28.575 mm) 

Full flame consumption:
Gas: 5 psi; 24.96 cu. ft./h (706.8 l/hr.) 
Oxygen: 20 psi; 88.13 cu. ft./hr. (2496 l/hr.) 

Works:
Rod - 44 mm 
Tube - 80 mm + 

Dimensions:
6 7/8" long with a 8" base

Net Weight:
8 3/4 lbs. 

Overview:
Introducing the new Champion bench burner, a reconfigured take on our popular PM2D model. Create larger, more complex pieces with this new stainless steel powerhouse without losing the ability to create intricate details. Featuring a new ball-bearing scroll mechanism that provides smooth adjustments and automatically locks the torch at the desired angle, the torch is ideal for standing and sitting artists alike. Experience a full-capability torch with Bethlehem’s hottest and largest outer fire flame, while maintaining control and precision with a pinpoint center fire. 

The Champion Glass Working Torch Features: 
•Comes standard with a four stud manifold.
•New ball-bearing scroll provides smooth adjustments and automatically locks the torch at the desired angle.
•Reconfigured gas and O2 ports for most efficient fuel combustion.
•Stainless steel construction keeps the torch cool to the touch, even at hottest flame.

Ratings & Reviews

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Great torch!

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Its been about a month now since I bought this torch, and I've got to say I love it. Its a beast it will melt things in pretty quick all while being gentle on the glass. Its nice to colors and pretty east to fume on as well. Very simple to use and can generate many flame chemistry's with ease. The scroll works great and stays in place where you put it and the base is nice and sturdy, a good solid torch. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to upgrade!

Smooth as Butter

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I am extremely happy with all the features and innovation the folks at Bethlehem have put into this torch. It is as versatile as it is well designed. I can work with the most temperamental colors with out boiling them and use less oxy/prop to do it. The softness of the flame is really the key. The flame more envelopes and wraps what you are working on, as opposed to the more driving flame that other torches deliver. Combine this with the added safety of a surface mix torch and you'll understand why it is called the Champion. Other flame workers have commented on how easy it was to not boil their cadmiums and how gentle they found the flame to be in comparison to what their GTTs put out. This a great torch for a beginner as well as a seasoned professional. I would recommend it to anyone.

The PM2D's Genius Progeny

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This is a wonderful torch – a very worthy successor to the PM2D that I learned on, and far superior to it in every way I can think of (that old PM2D was, admittedly, beat to crap long before I ever sat down behind it. I have no idea how it would compare to a new one). The outer fire is absolutely gorgeous. For the kind of hollow work I do, it's amazing. Big, hot, even and stupidly smooth. Melts 50mm standard wall tubing like nobody's business – I haven't tried anything bigger yet, but I foresee no trouble in heating pretty much any size tubing I care to. Flasks & Goblets on the lathe are a breeze. Round-bottom vessels done by hand turn out effortlessly. Flame annealing is very easy. I do have a very minor beef about Bethlehem's centrefire – it won't achieve a flame that is both tiny AND hot, like a GTT (I'll still use my phantom for really tiny stuff). It does a very good job for about 90% of what I do, so I consider this a minor drawback. A really sharp, oxidizing needle flame is possible, but it isn't anywhere near as hot as on a GTT. I have no regrets whatsoever about buying this torch.

Awesome Technology

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I own my own glass art business where I travel to music festivals and demonstrate the craft. I can't say enough good things about this torch.. I have a concentrator setup at home and use an oxygen tank on the road. The torch works beautifully with both setups. I specialize in fumed work.. this torch really get the job done. My limitations come from within me, not from the torch itself. I also own a Bravo which is my primary travelling torch. Previously I owned a CC+, a Nortel Midrange, and two small Nortel torches. This torch is SILENT compared to the CC+ with the same capabilities or more, uses half the utilities.. not to mention the Beth torches all stay completely cool to the touch around the knobs even after 4hrs of straight working

Finally a contender for the large torch market!

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This torch is a monster! It has a heavy base with rubber feet that keeps the torch in place. Didn't even need to worry about c-clamping the torch down the the table. Even with the extra hosing pulling down with the foot pedal down below. Rack and pinion! This thing is smooooooth and tight! Turn the knob with ease and it stays in place. You cannot move the torch up and down without turning the knob. *THE FLAME!* This is my first all surface mix torch. Coming from the screaming banshee premix top, this sweet, soft whisper in my ear is wonderful. I can turn down the music and hear someone beside me while I work. I am using a Rock It Foot Pedal with oxy bypass. This allows oxygen to flow on the outside. This give your center flame more oxygen, giving you a little bit more flame dynamics and a better oxidizing flame. The outer flame is great! Super hot and there is just something about it. It heats up so evenly all around the glass is almost seems unreal. Other Thoughts *I got a Griffin L Marver (same one for the Bravo fits the Champion). Works well, but blocks the outer fire knobs just a little bit. *Cleaning tools included with the torch are great. Wire cleaners, copper brush, and a stick to 'tap' the carbon out. Key tools for a long life torch. *It's beautiful. A big step away from the old Bethlehem torches with brass and water cooling. Looks more like GTT style now. All stainless steel body! *Valves are something to get use to. These are needle point valves and they are sensitive, which has been my biggest learning curve. Not a draw back at all. Great value, awesome torch, and this torch has up'd my glass game!

The PM2D's Genius Progeny

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This is a wonderful torch – a very worthy successor to the PM2D that I learned on, and far superior to it in every way I can think of (that old PM2D was, admittedly, beat to crap long before I ever sat down behind it. I have no idea how it would compare to a new one). The outer fire is absolutely gorgeous. For the kind of hollow work I do, it's amazing. Big, hot, even and stupidly smooth. Melts 50mm standard wall tubing like nobody's business – I haven't tried anything bigger yet, but I foresee no trouble in heating pretty much any size tubing I care to. Flasks & Goblets on the lathe are a breeze. Round-bottom vessels done by hand turn out effortlessly. Flame annealing is very easy. I do have a very minor beef about Bethlehem's centrefire – it won't achieve a flame that is both tiny AND hot, like a GTT (I'll still use my phantom for really tiny stuff). It does a very good job for about 90% of what I do, so I consider this a minor drawback. A really sharp, oxidizing needle flame is possible, but it isn't anywhere near as hot as on a GTT. I have no regrets whatsoever about buying this torch.