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Hold-Heet Electric Glue Pot

Hold-Heet Electric Glue Pot

Domestic, 120-volt

Item # 0668
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$150.59

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International, 230-volt

Item # 0668-FE
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$168.03

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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). 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.


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WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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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5.0

Works Well

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Verified Buyer


Like many, I put off buying one of these because of the high price. It works well, heats quickly, and holds it's temperature. You can buy the copper lined version elsewhere, and a lid can be purchased from other vendors also; but I didn't see the need for either.

During initial heating there are some hot spots but, since I put water in the pot and place a container of glue in that, it seems to not matter.

Mine holds at 149 degrees out of the box, without adjustment. If I use a lid I will have to lower the thermostat.

I saw several sellers describing this size as too big for an individual shop, and hawking the smaller version as more appropriate. Maybe if you're putting the glue directly in the pot but, who wants to do that? This is the perfect size for a small container of glue and a tool or two.

The company could improve on the small, vague instruction sheet that comes with it.

4.0

Worth the expense.

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I've been using these for around 10 years and find they save an awful lot of trouble and mess. A couple of things I've found though, as I have one on the go all day everyday as I restore player pianos where hot hide glue is used extensively and as such they only last a couple of years. The thermostats give up after this sort of usage and they start boiling the glue. Also I've found pinholes can develop on the bottom of the inner aluminium pot where they are in contact with the spot welds of the heated base, a tip is to either cut a circular piece of glass to fit inside to lift the inner pot up or go for the copper inner pot option if it's still available.
I've just started on my fourth now and will be ordering another soon to keep in reserve.

5.0

A Professional Glue Pot

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Verified Buyer


This is a well build glue pot for hot hide glue. The pot gets up to temperature quickly and holds within a close range that is ideal for the glue. I'm glad I bought it.

5.0

Reasons To Have A Glue Pot

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I've been an in depth, instrument repair hobbiest for several decades. I used to use regular liquid cabinet makers glue. It always seemed to work and was easy to use. A couple of years ago I bought a hot glue pot from Stew Mac. Best investment ever. The hide glue bonds extremely well but you do have to work fast. Best of all, mistakes are fixable with some heat. I've adjusted a reglued back that was not quite right by running hot water just on the very spots that needed adjustment. Straight from the tap in my kitchen sink. A messy job cleans up easily with hot water. My work room has no sink so the glue pot and a rag works excellent. I have removed necks from acoustics with a syringe and the glue pot with just hot water. The fingerboards were already off so squirting hot water into the dove tail was easy. It took a while but it works. No steam necessary. I just removed a fingerboard from an old guitar that someone had glued with carpenters glue or something else. I use a carpet seaming iron for heat. It usually works well. Heat did not soften the carpenter glue. The fingerboard came off in pieces. Trust me. You need a glue pot.

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!

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