Are you replacing the heat elements in your hand-held heat welding tools too often? If so, you may be improperly shutting down your tool. If you want to extend the life of your heating elements and keep your tool in peak operating condition, follow these steps to shut it down:
- After use, turn the red potentiometer knob to ʻ0.ʼ
- Let the tool run for approximately 4-5 minutes, or until it's blowing cool air, and turn the power switch off.
Spending a few minutes to follow these simple steps will save you the cost of replacing your Leister element or BAK element. If you notice that your hand welder takes longer to weld, only partially welds or has stopped welding completely, you may need to check and replace a heating element.
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