KnifeKits.com is proud to be an Evenheat Heat Treat Furnace dealer. We take knife making seriously, and these ovens are simply the best value and technology on the market today.
Machine shops save time with a furnace at their disposal in their own shop. You will no longer send a die out for heat treating, wait for its return and then send it out again for additional heat treating.
The Artisan 688 120V oven with Rampmaster controls measures 8” wide, 6” high and 8” deep inside (.22 cubic feet.) The Artisan 688 is small, but powerful. It will reach 2000° F (1093 C.) The Artisan 688 fires on a 120 volt, 12 amp circuit and uses a NEMA 5-15R Standard Household plug.
The Artisan 688 is designed to be compact and fast. The Artisan 688 is engineered for the artist making mokume, pocket folding blades or jewelry. It is also perfect for custom jewelers and small machine shops that require heat treating for prototype or small part production runs.
The Artisan 688 is capable of all heat treating and firing processes up to 2000°F (1093°C). Acceptable materials include metal processing, glass, metal clays, low fire ceramics, enamels and china paint.
Artisan 688 features include Set-Pro or Rampmaster controls, swing-out door for cool operation and cool touch handle.
Side Opening Door
Working in the heat is fun, trying to avoid it isn’t. Doors that swing down throw off massive amounts of heat just below the chamber entrance. Our side hinged doors swing out to the left to keep the heat away for more cool and comfortable use. It’s an excellent design choice that makes all the difference.
Room to Work
The Artisan 688 chamber measures 6" High x 8" Wide x 8" Deep. It offers plenty of room for a variety of work including folders and lends itself well to all forms of jewelry. Mokume Gane artists will appreciate the efficiency of the Artisan 688. The small chamber heats up fast and the fiber insulation keeps energy costs down for the long soaks required for Mokume production.
Out of Harms Way
The controls are positioned to the right of the heating chamber to keep it safe from potential damage caused by loading and unloading of hot material.
Standard Household Plug
The Artisan 688 operates from a standard household plug which makes choice of placement easy and convenient.
The firing chamber of the Artisan 688 is vented and is equipped with a vent plug. Venting is desirable during many heat processes, particularly lost wax casting.
Swing View Adjustable Control
The Swing View Adjustable Control is a pivoting, swing-up enclosure that allows the user to rotate the Rampmaster control to a comfortable viewing and programming angle. It is that simple. You’re going to really enjoy this feature. The Swing View Adjustable Control is stock equipped on the Artisan 688 with Rampmaster controls.
The Artisan 688 is designed with a non-metallic, Cool Touch handle that stays cool throughout the process. It is one less thing to worry about in the heat of battle.
Hard Floor Insert
The Artisan 688 is supplied with a refractory shelf that acts as a hard floor. While most work is not destructive to the standard fiber floor, Mokume torque plate fixtures can be rough. The hard floor protects against abrasion and is replaceable.
Powder Coat Finish
The exterior of the Artisan 688 is finished in an appealing powder coat finish. Powder coating is a finishing method that provides great looks with greater protection against scuffs and scratches than paint. Powder coating has the added advantage of being environmentally friendly to apply.
Embedded Heating Elements
The heating elements of the Artisan 688 are completely embedded within the chamber fiber for safety.
The Rampmaster can hold 12 different heat treat recipes with multi-step controlled ramps and holding times. It also features a numerical keypad for easy data entry. The Rampmaster is also equipped with special alarms that indicate when process temperature hold has been reached and when it has ended. These alarms are great additions that let you know when its time to act.
The Set-Pro offers 4 programs with up to 8 segments per program. Programming is easy and not difficult to master.
Chamber Size: 8" W x 6" H x 8" D - .22 cubic feet (20.3cm W x 15.2cm H x 20.3cm D - 6.3L)
Controls: RM3 Rampmaster
Operating Voltage: 120V
Power Cord Plug Style: NEMA 5-15R (Standard Household plug)
Maximum Usable Temperature: 2000°F (1093°C)
Ship Weight: 40lb (18kg)
Please note: All furnaces are made-to-order and ship directly from the manufacturer. Please allow additional delivery time.