Carlisle HellCat Torch
The Hellcat bench Burner is suited for use with both hard and soft glass. It has been designed for increased productivity, attainable through higher flame temperatures and increased flow capabilities of gases. The center fire of the Hellcat is exactly the same as the Mini CC, Seven Tubes, then using the outer two adjusting knobs you enable 14 more tubes to give you a much broader range of heat to work with.
The body of the Hellcat is constructed of brass and has a stainless steel nose cone to help the torch run cooler and prevent heat build-up. The tube matrix, which is constructed of seven tubes in the center and 14 tubes on the outer fire, is made of stainless steel. The stand itself is designed for ease of use and places the burner head at a 45° angle. The connection of the body to the stand is made with a ball joint, allowing for an increased or decreased tilt of 15° and articulation. This allows the burner to have excellent positioning capabilities. The base also has four rubber feet to reduce the likelihood of the unit from sliding during use and features two mounting holes for permanent installations, the same as the Mini CC.
Consumption based on standard usage is approximately 1.5 LPM of propane and 7 LPM of oxygen on the center fire only. With both inner and out fires, 4.5 LPM of propane and 21 LPM of oxygen. This burner may be used with oxygen and either natural gas, propane, or even hydrogen. The recommended operating pressures are 2-3 PSI or fuel gas and 5 PSI for oxygen.
Follow this link for a complete instruction guide. Hell Cat Burner Instruction Download
Ratings & Reviews
One fantastic torch
by Roger C -
I'm a bit of a torch junkie and have tried them all over the years. When it comes to working with soft glass the Hellcat is one of the best hands down. It's capable of running on natural gas and does a great job running on a 15 lpm oxygen concentrator. If you work with soft glass, this is great! But if you work with boro glass you will need the extra pressure and heat you can get using propane and oxygen tanks. The knobs on this torch stay cool and the arrangement is very intuitive. You can get a nice pinpoint flame for detailed work and when you need to pour on the heat. The outer fire can handle it. I use this torch to melt 25mm solid boro rod for my paperweight bases and it does an amazing job. It will easily make a 2 inch soft glass marble and 1 inch marbles in boro are a breeze. Another great thing to point out is the hose connections are capable setting up for a foot petal if you want to. The Hellcat is built like a tank and is one versatile torch.