Heating Blanket + Straps Set for Side Bending

Heating Blanket + Straps Set for Side Bending
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Heating Blanket + Straps Set for Side Bending

A part of our Side Bending System, this Heating Blanket and Straps Set are essential for getting a consistent bend. Don't waste hours searching—grab this set and be ready to start your bend right out of the box.

All the heat you need
For accurate bending you need a heating blanket and steel bending straps to help focus the steam and transfer heat smoothly. This Heating Blanket has the right size, shape, and thickness for bending acoustic guitar sides. With even heat from end to end, your sides will conform to the shape of your bending forms without surprises or cold spots. This is crucial when you've got the heat and steam going strong!

It has the flexibility to make sure every curve of your body shape is transferred seamlessly to the side. The blanket is long and wide enough to bend sizes from 000 to J-45 and beyond.

For safety, heating blankets must always be plugged into a temperature controller. Our Heating Blanket has a standard two prong AC plug pre-installed, ready to seamlessly plug into our Temperature Controller.

The Heating Blanket can operate up to 400 degrees, more than you will ever need for side bending. It's perfectly suited for the 250-300 degree range that is recommended for most sides.

Warning: Heating Blankets can rise to over 400 degrees in minutes, please DO NOT plug in WITHOUT proper temperature control.

Support your bend from end to end
The ultra thin but strong 32 gauge stainless steel straps are extremely flexible, making it easy to conform to any curve or cutaway. They also help conduct the heat evenly across the length of the side and won't rust when working with steam. The smooth surface also helps the pressure bars glide over the side for effortless bending. 

These straps are slightly longer than a typical guitar side, giving you the flexibility to build anything from 000 to J-45 and beyond. They're also longer than our Heating Blanket to make your "sandwich" of straps, blanket, and side easier to load and maneuver.

Blanket Features:

  • The right size, shape, and thickness for bending acoustic guitar sides
  • Even heat from end to end
  • Heats up fast for consistent bends
  • Made of durable and flexible silicone rubber

Straps Features:

  • Extremely flexible to conform to any curve or cutaway
  • Custom thickness and width for consistent bends
  • Won't rust—essential when working with steam
  • 32 gauge stainless steel

We also include 4 spring clamps to help keep the blanket, side, and straps together during your bend.

Blanket: 36" x 6" x 1/16" (91cm x 15cm x 1.58mm)
Straps: 36-1/2" x 6" x 0.010" (92cm x 15cm x 0.254mm), set of 3

The Heating Blanket is a 120-volt, 1200 watt AC electrical appliance, 60Hz. It has a U.S. standard Type A plug with two flat parallel prongs, ungrounded.

The Heating Blanket and Straps are also available separately.

Introducing the most versatile bending system in the world
This professional Acoustic Guitar Side Bending System has EVERYTHING you need to start bending sides right out of the box. Not a home-built contraption that's been cobbled together, it's a robust luthier-designed machine. We've spent years refining it so you can spend your time building guitars, not jigs!

See why this is the next generation of side benders
From the complete system to temperature control to heating blankets, we've got you covered for all aspects of side bending.

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