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3A-B Torch w/ 1/4" Barbed Connections - National

5 Reviews


This is a widely respected and versatile premix torch for lampworking. Economical gas usage, ease of operation, and low cost replacement parts make this a great beginners torch that will last for years to come. Also a perfect torch to consider if you are a beadmaker looking to try your hand at lampworking. Use this torch (3A-B) if you plan on buying your hose by the foot. Use any National OX, HTM, HT, or HTC-3 tips (not included).

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great for beginers on a tight budget!

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this is a great torch for beginers on a tight budget. it offers interchangeable tips that allow for small flames up to big bushy ones. a great torch to learn on! add a stand and ur good to go!

Nice ,cheap torch.

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The national is a great torch to start out on. the versatility of tips makes it a great torch for bench work or as a hand torch for lathe application. The flame gets plenty hot for its size. I have seen guys pull stacks and make large solid sculptures with it. If your looking to get into glass art and don't have a lot of money go with this torch.

National 3B-A

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The national 3B is a good standard hand torch. There are many different tips available, and even a retro fit kit to use the smaller hand torches tips. Other than being slightly bulky in comparison, this torch can do everything a Smith or Gentec can. This version has the barbed fittings to hook into cut hoses. While the 3B-B has threaded connections for fresh hoses. I highly recommend at least 1-2 hand torches per station.

Tried and true!


This is a nice little torch. Used one for years.

Simple, reliable, useful


This is the adjustable wrench of torches. If you have only one torch, get one of these. If you're starting out, get one of these. As you get good and your ambitions grow you get better tools you will use it less and less, but like that beat-up adjustable wrench in the bottom of the toolbox you will never throw it out.