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Idea for a forge? Answered

I was watching deconstructed and watched the episode on transformers and toasters and i was thinking...can i use a toaster to heat a peice of metal to red hot? The episode says voltage is passed through a high resistance nickel/chome alloy that produes high heat (over 1000 degrees farenheit). Is there a way to hack a toaster to heat a peice of steel or such to a high heat using a toaster?



10 years ago

I dont beleive nichrome wire would get hot enough to melt steel. I would work on using Tim Andersons instructable of making a welder from (2?) microwaves. -PKT