SIDEWINDER 2 STUD / 4 STUD
The Sidewinder has a 7 jet center fire for this 2 stage standard torch. The Sidewinder has a 15 jet outer fire using our new patent pending 100% surface mix design that optimizes the available oxygen. The Sidewinder makes the flame size of larger torches with fewer jets, owing the phenomenal performance to the newest GTT innovations in jet design.
The Sidewinder produces flame sizes from a tiny pinpoint flame for detail work up to a flame of 2 1/2" wide and 30" long for wide beads and solid borosilicate work up to 3" in diameter. The Sidewinder has excellent flame characteristics for soft glass and borosilicate glass that makes working easy and enjoyable. The colors of soft glass are easy to maintain and strike when necessary without burning or boiling. Borosilicate glass is easily worked by the penetrating heat of the Sidewinder without waiting for the glass to get to working temperature. The Sidewinder can completely melt through 3/4" solid borosilicate rod in 45 seconds! The Sidewinder is great for paperweights, marbles, beads, hollow and solid work.
The Sidewinder is available in a 2 stud or 4 stud version to optimize any setup for the same price. The 2 stud is used when the fuel and oxygen come from a single source (or concentrators that "Y" together), and when there is no desire to use a foot pedal now or in the future. The 4 stud allows for the most flexibility for any setup to be run. The primary use is for a foot pedal to be used to turn the outer fire on and off with the outer fire valves preset to the desired setting. Also, the 4 stud version can make use of different oxygen sources such as a concentrator on the center fire and tanked oxygen on the outer fire. In this situation, the fuel will "Y" together at the torch for simplicity. The 2 stud and the 4 stud Sidewinder both work identically in function, the only change is the way the fuel and oxygen are supplied to the torch. A foot pedal is NOT required for a 4 stud torch, the hoses can "Y" back together to use a single oxygen source with the option to use a foot pedal in the future. Please visit the hose setup page for hose assemblies and accessories.
The Sidewinder was designed with concentrators, low pressure and low consumption in mind similar to the Scorpion. The Sidewinder runs great on two 8 LPM concentrators or three 8 LPM concentrators for maximum performance.
The Sidewinder is now available with a custom colored manifold and valves, please see the custom colors page. Also available are custom marvers in a standard or "L" marver version, and hose assemblies. The "L" marver price is also available separately to upgrade an existing GTT marver.