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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jardin View Post
    I then use a digital thermometer to watch the temps as I go and I can adjust the temps on the speed-controller.
    Hope this helps....
    Is your digital thermometer the Non-contact Digital Laser kind? Also, what timer are you using?

    Thanks

  2. #12

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    Here are some links to the timer and thermometer
    https://www.amazon.com/CDN-DT450X-Di...et+Thermometer

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LBHBSP2..._t1_B00LBHBPKK

    Not much too it....pretty simple....Unfortunately, I am not able to attach pictures all of a sudden so if you want DM me your email and I can email it to you.
    Hope this helps you!

  3. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jardin View Post
    Here are some links to the timer and thermometer
    https://www.amazon.com/CDN-DT450X-Di...et+Thermometer

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LBHBSP2..._t1_B00LBHBPKK

    Not much too it....pretty simple....Unfortunately, I am not able to attach pictures all of a sudden so if you want DM me your email and I can email it to you.
    Hope this helps you!

    I just sent you my address

  4. #14

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    I sent you the email but thought I would try again here just to answer any questions by those who are searching for the same info. looks like it works now.

    Here are the photos of gear I use to control my heat blanket which I got from Bob @ pegasusguitars.
    The timer is meant to just be a fail-safe in case someone was to forget they had it on or walked away to deal with an emergency...ya know just to be sure you don't burn your shop down
    The Router speed controller just works to control temps
    The thermometer I slip into the sandwich I put in the bender. I find there is a perfect place to place it just in front of the waist or upper bout area.

    The way it is wired is basic. Fist you have your (male) three prong plug that plugs into your wall outlet. That is wired to the line side of the switch. The load side of the switch has a female three prong plug & this is where you plug in the router speed controller. The speed controller then has a plug where the router would plug in & this is where I plug in the heat blanket. Simple & way less expensive.

    You do have to fiddle a bit with it to get it dialed in but it works just fine...Remember ALWAYS HAVE A HEAT SINK IN CONTACT WITH THE HEAT BLANKET WHILE ON! Your bending form is a heat sink when in use, but when practicing (which I recommend) before actual use make sure it is contact with something that can absorb the heat. I use a guitar sized blanket for my ukes so when I place it in the bender there is about a foot of excess blanket.... I lay this excess on brick with something holding it in contact with the brick (like another brick) as a heat sink for that section that is not in the bender. All this heat-sink stuff just keeps your heat blanket from over heating & burning out prematurely.

    Hope this helps!

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  5. #15

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    That's perfect

    Thank You

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