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

4 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.