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    Harbor Freight hotplate $5!!

    Don't know if all Harbor Freight stores are doing this, but mine had their hotplates on clearance for $5!

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    Exposed Coils??

    If so I need to go by today and see whats up! Need to give one to a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyMetal View Post
    Exposed Coils??
    Their website says in store only and to call for availability:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/electri...ner-67137.html
    Last edited by WILCO; 01-06-2012 at 01:09 AM.
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    I put a tortilla skillet on the coils and then set my mold on the hot plate/skillet combinayion

    It is worth having a hot plate with a tortilla skillet on you casting bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILCO View Post
    Their website says in store only and to call for availability:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/electri...ner-67137.html
    Ooh, I may hafta stop by on the way home from work.
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    I picked one up several weeks ago at the store, it works fine for me!

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    Those work great, here is how I did mine.

    http://www.castboolits.gunloads.com/...&postcount=110
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    I got to look at one of them. looks like a good little hotplate.
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    I had my wife buy 3 of them last night. I have a buddy who is getting into casting who is about to return from wintering in AZ, so I plan to give him one. They do heat up quickly and seem to cool down quickly as well due to their light weight construction.........Mike

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    it's the perfect setup for a double boiler system. Big pot of water, smaller pot of lube.

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    COOL!!! I need one, so I will swing by China Freight this weekend! Thanks for the tip!
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    furthermore, three ingots can be placed inside the larger pot of water to give support to the pot-o-lube.

    this keeps the inner pot from dancing all around, should your water come to a vigorous boil

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    Anyone know how many watts?

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    I use one of these hot plates with a cast iron pot to melt ingots in. I place it on an elevated platform above my bottom pour pot for easy refills of the casting pot without losing temp. Makes it easy to keep the melt level in the pot high and so avoid dripping problems with the bottom pour spout.
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    I couldn't find one at my local HF yesterday.
    But I did find this for $1.87 on clearance:

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    which makes a nice media separator

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    Oh man! Good find! I might go get a few of those. Seems like they'd make a good berm miner too.

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    Went into the HF and got one for the %.17 they were asking for it.

    Bad news is these are not on clearance they are discontinued! Once gone no more!

    So I suggest eveyone get them, please for give the pun, while thier hot!

    The store I stopped at had two and the employee I asked to help me took the second one when he checked the price!

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