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Earlex SS77 Steam Generator

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Review by Jeff Waggoner posted 01-17-2013 07:01 PM 3101 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We bought the Earlex Steam Generator at WIA this year and I could not be happier. This was our first experience with steam bending and it was nice to have something that just worked straight out of the box with no hassle and little setup. I made a steam box out of 6” PVC and used the supplied connector. We were up and running in about 30 minutes. We still have a lot to learn about bending wood as you can see here Steambending Fail! and Steambending Success! I would like to point out that none of our problem had anything to do with the Steam Generator. It worked perfectly. We added water, pluged it in and it waited for it to heat up the steam box. It hit 212f and stayed right there. I don’t know how it could have been any easier or have worked any better.

-- Jeff Waggoner, http://www.planeoldwood.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plane-Old-Wood/170375656316338




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#1 posted 01-18-2013 07:31 PM

thanks for the rewiew
and for sharing some shopfun with your daughter

Dennis

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 04:29 PM

What all comes with the steamer and what extras, if any, did you have to provide besides making the steambox itself? Is there a size limitation to how much water it can boil?
And for those of us whose tool budget consists of change from under the couch cushions – how affordable is it?
Thanks!

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#3 posted 01-19-2013 11:17 PM

JustJoe,
It comes with everything but the steam box. It even has an adapter to connect the supplied hose to the steam box. I think I read somewhere that the 1.3 gallon tank will keep a 6”x6”x48” box at 212 for 2 hours. It sells for $69 on amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Earlex-SS77USSG-Steam-Generator/dp/B005JRF43M I bought mine at WIA for the show special price.

If the Woodworking Show will be in your area you can get the show discount and tell Sam that Jeff sent you. He may not know who that is but it would be fun to see him try to figure it out.

-- Jeff Waggoner, http://www.planeoldwood.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plane-Old-Wood/170375656316338

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#4 posted 01-21-2013 03:06 PM

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#5 posted 09-24-2014 06:31 PM

Hi Jeff, I do know you. Just wanted you to know that I posted this to the Earlex FB page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Earlex/257109378831
Sam

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