Q: Can I use the Tōchi on any quartz nail/bucket?
A:Yes, the Tōchi will heat up any existing quartz configuration. Large buckets(over 40mm) may require rotation for even heating.
Q: How long does it take to heat up a quartz bucket?
A: Depending on the size and thickness of the quartz it takes 30 seconds to about a minute. Double walled vessels may take up to 2 minutes. Reheats take about half the time.
Q: What type of quartz buckets work BEST with Tochi?
A: Thick (3mm) and double walled vessels work best because they retain that perfect temp range longer than a thin cup. For this reason we have teamed up with Whitney Harmon Glass and Eric Ross 4.0 to bring you some excellent pairings. Available soon.
Q: How long to I have to let the quartz cool down?
A: There is no cool down time. Just pick up your piece and concentrate.
Q: How close to the end do I park my quartz bucket?
A: Place the bucket right up in the end of the barrel, the closer you are to the inner barrel the more even the heat transfer.
Q: How do I adjust the height?
A: Loosen the knobs on the side of the unit, adjust to the desired height and tighten the knobs back down.
Q: Where are the Tōchi torches made?
A: They are all made at a small manufacturer in Milwaukee, WI.
Q: How much electricity does the Tōchi use?
A: It runs on 200-1500 watts. The commonly used heat range uses 600-950 watts.