Hold-Heet Electric Glue Pot

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Domestic, 120-volt

Item # 0668
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International, 230-volt

Item # 0668-FE
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Hold-Heet Electric Glue Pot

About This Item

The easy way to melt hide glue in water at the proper thermostatically-controlled temperature. The 1-quart size minimizes wasted glue.

This pot includes a removable aluminum container and a mixing/wiping device.

The pot maintains hide glue at 150-155 degrees F when 2/3 to 3/4 full (approx. 10 degrees higher when using a lid). Behlen Ground Hide Glue is the traditional luthier's glue that creates stronger wood joints than bottled liquid hide glues.

Also used for pickup potting—a perfect wax-melting pot. For potting pickups, the ideal mixture is 80 percent paraffin and 20 percent beeswax. See our article Lindy Fralin on wax potting pickups.

#0668 glue pot is for domestic use. This 120-volt (144 watt) AC electrical appliance has a U.S. standard Type B plug with two flat parallel prongs and a grounding pin.

#0668-FE glue pot is for international use. The 230-volt (144 watt) AC electrical appliance has international plug CEE 7/7 (compatible with Type E and F receptacles) with two round prongs and two grounding clips on the sides and female contact to accept the grounding pin.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

None of your beeswax? Potting pickups with paraffin.

Erick Coleman answers a frequently-asked question: how (and why) to wax-pot a pickup.


Product Instructions

Wax potting pickups

Custom pickup builder Lindy Fralin explains the reasoning behind and guidelines to wax potting pickups.

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Beats The Option


I had been heating my hide glue in a jam jar floating in an old varnish can set on a hot plate. It worked, but holding the glue temp stable was difficult. This pot is pricey, but a good long term investment.


Well worth the expense

(Customer's Reviews)

There are cheaper ways to pot pickups, but none easier. I hemmed and hawed about the expense but I've never regretted it. I plug it in before I start working on whatever pickups I'll be working on, and the wax is ready when I am. If you wind pickups with any kind of regularity and intend to pot them, you'll be quite happy to have this guy around.


Great Glue Pot

(Customer's Reviews)

This is a very well made very high quality glue pot! I love that it is made in USA!

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