The Cricket is capable of working both soft and borosilicate glass with ease. The Cricket can work 1" solid borosilicate. The Cricket can work up to a 2" borosilicate pendant and larger soft glass pieces. The flame characteristics of the Cricket make it a very efficient, clean burning torch that makes the most difficult colors easy to work and control. The penetrating heat of the flame make borosilicate beads and pendants easy without any change to the torch setup.
This torch will be a great economical choice when setting up a studio with multiple torches. The Cricket was designed to get the best performance possible out of an economical 5 LPM 5 PSI oxygen concentrator. The Cricket is not limited to small concentrator use, it does extremely well on 10 LPM concentrators as well as using tanked oxygen. This means that it maximizes the output of smaller oxygen concentrators and is very efficient on tanked oxygen too! It can be run on 1/4 PSI fuel gas and 3 PSI oxygen! The Cricket makes the most heat out of the available fuel and oxygen for an extremely clean flame with no carbon on the torch when run properly.
The Cricket comes standard with barb fittings and in-line filter screens to easily slide on 1/4” ID grade “T” hoses and clamp securely. The stainless steel base has 4 holes for securing the torch to the work table, and can be used as a forming and shaping tool for hot glass pieces. Also included are complete instructions and cleaning wires. The standard Cricket valve body/cone is anodized purple with green and red knobs.
Other colors are available for an additional charge, please check out the complete list of custom colors. Also available are custom marvers in a standard or "L" marver version, and hose assemblies. The "L" marver piece is also available separately to upgrade an existing GTT marver.