Tips from the Glass Academy: Bethlehem Burners

Bethlehem Burners

Stained Glass Express is a distributor for Bethlehem Burners. Why? Because they let us! Many manufacturers are still in the manufacturer to distributor to retailer way of doing business. There certainly is a place for this and I am glad it exists. When I want two of these and one of those, I am very grateful that I have a distributor to go to.

However, with something like a kiln or a burner, that number of mark-ups just makes it too expensive to the end users. Stained Glass Express has worked hard to convince some manufacturers that we are capable of being a distributor. So, Bethlehem took us on and we are thrilled. We ended up with a top of the line torch that everyone who has used it, loves.

If you are used to other names, this is how our burners compare:

We stock two different Bethlehem burners and can get the larger ones. We stock the Alpha and the Bravo. Champion and Grand are also available.

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Alpha (click image to view product)

The Alpha compares to:

  • GTT – Lynx
  • Carlisle – Mini CC
  • Nortel – Mega Minor
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Bravo (click image to view product)

The Bravo compares to:

  • GTT – Phantom
  • Carlisle – CC, Black Widow
  • Nortel – Red Max

The Champion compares to:

  • GTT – Mirage
  • Carlisle – CC+
  • Nortel – Red Rocket

The Grand compares to:

  • GTT – Kabuki
  • GTT – Delta Mag

According to Bethlehem’s flow tests, Bethlehem burners are capable of flowing more oxygen than any other torch comparable to its size.

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~ Janet

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