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Worth getting this oven?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by JTknives, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. JTknives

    JTknives ABS Apprentice Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    Could this be the perfect convection tempering oven I need? Says it was origanialy used to cure carbon fiber but says for tempering as well. Has a chamber size of 24”x24”x50” and is insulated. He wants $250 OBO.

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  2. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Your just playing with us … that is already in the back of your truck ( I hope).

    Only thing I would take a look at is the current draw/wattage. Looking at all those contactors and SSRs it might use a lot of electricity.
     
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  3. Drew Riley

    Drew Riley

    Oct 17, 2007
    Looks like a decent price and relatively decent shape. Why not.
     
  4. Ken H>

    Ken H>

    Dec 31, 2011
    That is an impressive piece of equip - you can temper a long sword in that.
     
  5. Charles Vestal

    Charles Vestal KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    587
    Sep 22, 2004
    Make sure its not three phase, unless you have 3 phase in the shop
     
  6. JTknives

    JTknives ABS Apprentice Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    It is 3phase 480 but says it can be wired to 240. I have my big phase converter that should be able to handle it.
     
  7. Lieblad

    Lieblad

    Jul 24, 2015
    Three phase is a concern, but not precisely a dealbreaker.
    Mostly you need to know overall wattage & voltage of its heating elements.
    Reconfiguring to singlephase is fairly easy but maybe not worth it if its elements voltage & wattage exceeds what can be supplied.
     
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  8. JTknives

    JTknives ABS Apprentice Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    Well I just talked to him. He is in Chicago and will be back on Sunday. I expressed my concerns and he said make an offer. I said well I might need to gut half of it. He said how about $50? I said sold I will be there next Sunday lol.
     
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  9. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Fantastic buy!

    It could be used to dry wood and antler, cure resin, warm pizza slices, too.

    I could see it being converted into one heck of a smoker.
     
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  10. Lieblad

    Lieblad

    Jul 24, 2015
    Great deal.
    If anything its a load of electrical parts to build something else.
     
  11. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    The cabinet alone may scrap for more than $50.
     
  12. Drew Riley

    Drew Riley

    Oct 17, 2007
    The electrical panel/components alone are worth well over asking price. Nicely done.
     
  13. weo

    weo KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    858
    Sep 21, 2014
    Another nice find to make us jealous. Can I spend a few months hanging around you to learn how you come across these great deals????
     
  14. skillgannon

    skillgannon

    986
    Apr 27, 2009
    Like a time machine o_O
     
  15. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Looking at the photos again, it looks like it comes with four kilos of cocaine. :)

    What is the shipping on that beast?
     
  16. JTknives

    JTknives ABS Apprentice Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    It’s about a 1.5hr drive away from me. Going to pick it up on sonday and roll it into the trailer. It stands at about 7’11” tall.
     
  17. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    I misunderstood the reference to the seller being in Chicago. It is certainly worth the drive to get that beast.
     

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