Hold-Heet Electric Glue Pot

Hold-Heet Electric Glue Pot

Domestic, 120-volt

Item # 0668
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$143.42

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International, 230-volt

Item # 0668-FE
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$160.03

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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.

Specifications:
#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.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Wax potting pickups

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

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4.0

great but...

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I bought this electric glue pot to wax potting pickups i build.....it worked perfectly but don't modify the rheostat as told in a stewmac article about wax potting.... it's impossible to get back to the factory setting, this factory settingt is just perfect for wax potting...i lost an entire day to find again this factory setting...and i'm not sure to get it back as it was...

Response from StewMac


Hello Eric,
We're sorry our Glue Pot didn't work for you as you expected. Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. The factory setting is around 145-150 degrees. We recommend measuring the tempurature with a kitchen meat thermometer until it is around 150 degrees. Once you find the spot, mark the glue pot to make an indicator to the exact position where you reached 150 degrees. I recommend marking both settings (140 and 150) so that you can move between the two easily if you plan to use the heating pot for both applications. Here is an article on our website decribing the process of Wax potting pickups:

https://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Learn_About_Guitar_Pickups_and_Electronics_and_Wiring/Wax_potting_pickups.html

5.0

Met all my requirements

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Verified Buyer


A bit more expensive, but I have it forever now and it's the best

5.0

Fast, impressive service.

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Verified Buyer


I ordered this glue pot, and it was sitting on my bench the next afternoon. It's a great addition to my violin repair shop. Having a second glue pot makes sense, and a reliable workhorse like this is just the item to have.

5.0

Hold Heet glue pot

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Verified Buyer


Well made and works well. Very happy with my purchase.

5.0

Hold-Heet Glue Pot

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Verified Buyer


An excellent product at a good price. It works like a charm. Super service from StewMac - shipped the same day. I definitely recommend it.

5.0

WHY?

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Verified Buyer


Why didn't I buy one of these years ago? Rather than waiting 30 min for my 'old unit' to heat up, this is ready to go in about 5 or 6 minutes, and the glue is at the correct temperature, every time!

4.0

Quality glue pot

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Verified Buyer


A simple design that works well. I plan to install a switch so it can remain plugged in full time.

5.0

Works very well

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Verified Buyer


Love this glue pot! It works very well for making his glue and holds the temp very steady! Must have in my shop.

5.0

Beats The Option

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Verified Buyer


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.

5.0

Well worth the expense

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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.

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