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Slimy38

posted on 29/7/17 at 12:55 PM Reply With Quote
Induction heater tool for DIY use

Does anyone know of an induction heater tool that would be suitable for home use? And by 'suitable for home use', I mean 'doesn't cost more than the car is worth'! The cheapest I've found is 400.

I can actually see a fair few webpages with DIY instructions to build one, would they actually work?

This is to loosen rusty nuts and bolts as an alternative to Oxy-Acetylene.

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adithorp

posted on 29/7/17 at 01:04 PM Reply With Quote
Not seen any cheap ones. All been over 400 and going up. I'd love one but I'd have to loosen a lot of seized bolts before it paid for itself. Until they drop a lot in price (and there's been no drop at all yet) I'll be sticking with gas bottles. As the number of times they need to be used is reducing all the time, I can't see ever bothering with induction.





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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 29/7/17 at 03:27 PM Reply With Quote
Mine cost me over 500 a couple of years ago one of my best workshop purchases the other one was a freestanding coilspring compressor and a second gearbox stand to go with my other one
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coyoteboy

posted on 29/7/17 at 03:45 PM Reply With Quote
It's a super simple tool, electronically. No reason for the price to be mental.

Look at these kits and give it a go, you just have to fabricate the holding mechanism and a box...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/KKmoon-Frequency-Induction-Heating-Machine/dp/B01FLXZOFG/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_60_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=V0PRTMHX46 EPPJ7AN5YM


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gremlin1234

posted on 29/7/17 at 05:09 PM Reply With Quote
I wonder if you could hack one of these:

Ikea, Portable induction hob 35
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/appliances/hobs/tillreda-portable-induction-hob-white-art-40331630/

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bart

posted on 30/7/17 at 01:46 AM Reply With Quote
If you want one

Send me a u2u if you want one I manufacture them in the uk for a well known brand.
And the answer to the last question is no you can't hack a cooker. They have a coil voltage of about 1200v . A tad dangerous. And the diy kits don't work either for what you want. Believe me I have tested all of them.





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Wheels244

posted on 30/7/17 at 11:06 AM Reply With Quote
U2U sent Bart.

Thanks

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adithorp

posted on 1/9/17 at 03:56 PM Reply With Quote
Just a bump to say...

Bart sorted me out with one of his kits. Great bit of kit at a very good price. If you're considering one, then all I can say is go for it. It has got me out of the poo several times already (twice today). A lot more versatile than I expected, a lot safer than a gas flame, with less chance of secondary damage and a lot quicker to use... so you opt for it sooner, rather than trying everything else first.

Most impressive result was on a plastic chipping machine in the factory next door. The blades are held in with M12 cap head screws. Their maintenance man had already rounded off a 14mm allen key by putting a 4' pipe on it. They looked a bit nonplussed when I walked in with a 3/8" ratchet+bit and a briefcase, rather than the expected gas bottles and 3/4" drive breaker bar. Even though they were stainless they were hot in seconds and came out easily ...and it looks cool! (no pun intended).





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big_wasa

posted on 1/9/17 at 08:39 PM Reply With Quote
That's a very cool bit of kit.
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Wheels244

posted on 9/9/17 at 11:33 AM Reply With Quote
I've just got back from picking mine up from Bart.

Throughly nice bloke who really knows his stuff.

I haven't used mine yet, but he gave me a demo whilst I was there - very impressive.

Mine probably won't get used a massive amount, but I already know that when I do need it, it'll be invaluable.

Very good of Bart to look after LCB members like this - thoroughly recommended.

Rob





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