Many lamp-workers use an oxygen-propane torch system costing several hundreds of dollars and requiring an oxygen tank or oxygen concentrator in your home. The HOT HEAD torch was developed specifically for beadmaking as an inexpensive, safe alternative for home use. It's perfect for learning the physics for melting and controling flowing glass.
The two key concerns for glassworkers are the need for plenty of heat, and a "clean, neutral" flame. This torch is designed to handle high-temperature brazing fuel, for quicker working, and to minimize "reduction" or graying-out of colors seen when using a typical hardware-storestyle torch. The HOT HEAD will also work with propane but brazing fuel gives better colors. Screws directly onto One pound fuel canisters, which are sold at your local hardware store!