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Industrial Grade Acrylic/Plexiglass Strip Heater for Bending Plastic

$459.00

Industrial Grade Heavy Duty Strip Heater to heat  and bend material (plastic, plexiglas, lexan, acrylic, cash sheet) up to 1/2″ thick. Ideal for making COVID-19 hygiene barriers/ shields,  sneeze / cough guards,  boxes without glue seams, signs, picture frames, menu holders, etc.

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Industrial Grade Heavy Duty Strip Heater to heat and bend material (plastic, plexiglas, lexan, acrylic, cash sheet) up to 1/2″ thick. Ideal for making COVID-19 hygiene barriers/ shields,  sneeze / cough guards,  boxes without glue seams, signs, picture frames, menu holders, etc.

Constructed with heavy sheet metal and coated with baked enamel paint On/off switch with indicator light Adjustable high/low thermostat.

Max. heat 450 deg. F,
110 volts, 625 watts.
Overall length 50″. Work area 48″ x 7″

Operating Instructions :

1) Turn unit on and see if pilot light is lit. Set rheostat underneath the unit to hi. (turn clockwise by hand. There is no knob for the rheostat)

2 Remove paper masking from acrylic sheet on the part that is exposed to the heat (both front and back).

3) Place acrylic sheet over heater and wait for slight rippling changes to occur on the surface. at this point the sheet should be soft enough to bend. Rippling will only occur on thicknesses up to 1/4”. Heating times may vary from 1 minute to 30 minutes depending on the thickness of the material.

4) Have on hand a jig or some kind of backing against which the bent sheet can be supported without movement while it cools to desired bend.

5) To make very sharp bends, cut a “v” groove 90 degrees with a plastic cutting saw on the inside bend area and heat the opposite side of grooved area. The folding radii is determined by the shape of the groove and it’s depth.

6) Avoid over heating as it will cause the surface to burn and blister. Always experiment with scrap acrylic first.

7) To test whether the sheet has been sufficiently heated hold one end of the sheet and flex the other end while the material is still being heated. when it flexes easily, proceed with bending.

8) The surface of the strip heater can get hot around the element. Be cautious.

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