The shape of this iron is a basic cylinder and as such is similar to the facilities used historically by makers. It can be used as a platform to produce your own shape if that is what you want to do.
Basic/Budget/Traditional Bending Iron
The shape of this iron is a basic cylinder. Historically we are lead to believe that makers used the stove pipe from their workshop heater in order to bend the sides of their instruments. This shape is offered in order to be traditional and cost effective. It is also available to those who want to produce or develop their own shape.
The iron is produced from a solid billet of 6082 T6 aluminium bar of 3″ diameter (76mm)and fitted with two 350watt heaters (making a total power of 700watt) facilitating an even distribution of heat, a quick heat up time and adequate maintenance of temperature in use The 250mm high irons are fitted with two 500watt heaters (making a total power of 1000watt) . There is a choice of 230v or 110v power, both being the same wattage.
Beneath the iron is a piece of insulation which prevents excessive heat penetrating into the mounting box. This mounting box is custom made from 1/8” (3.2mm) thick aluminium which is TIG welded and in turn mounted on a base of 18mm birch ply. There is a choice of a tried and tested analogue thermostat (standard) or a digital thermostat to control the temperature. Power is supplied through a braded flex to resist the effects of heat; this is available in standard length of 1.5metre (standard length) or 2.5 metre (extra length).
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