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Because the power sources on the Hot Spot® have no polarit , you can connect the handpiece cable and the pliers cable to either connection point on the front panel.


  • 1.

    Carefully read all instructions before operating the Hot Spot.

  • 2.

    Always wear safety glasses.

  • 3.

    Use only with a properly grounded 115V AC outlet.

  • 4.

    Keep long hair and loose clothing away from work area when operating the unit.

  • 5.

    Keep cords and the foot control pedal away from traffic areas.

  • 6.

    To avoid serious burns,do not touch heated equipment.

  • 7.

    Always apply the graphite electrode to jump rings before activating power with the foot pedal to prevent sparks and to avoid melting your jump rings.

Setting Up the Machine

  • 1.

    Take all components out of the box.

  • 2.

    Place the Hot Spot machine on a sturdy,level surface.

  • 3.

    Attach the grounding cables to either of the power sources on the front of the Hot Spot machine.

  • 4.

    Install a graphite electrode into the collet:

    • a.

      Unscrew the cap on the handpiece and push out the cord to expose collet.

    • b.

      Gently push the graphite electrode into the collet.

    • c.

      Screw the handpiece cap back on to secure the electrode.Hand-tighten only to avoid stripping the threads.The electrode should protrude approximately 1/4" to 1/2" from the tip of the handpiece cap.

  • 5.

    Plug the foot control cable into the back of the machine.Place the foot pedal beneath the machine on the floor.

  • 6.

    Make sure the machine is off,then plug the power cord into a grounded 115V AC outlet.

Handpiece Lead

Teflon Handle

Please Note:

  • We recommend that you not use any accessories with the Hot Spot other than those included with the machine.

  • Carbon electrodes are two-sided so you can use both ends.

  • The concave tip of the electrode must fully contact the solder joint of the jump ring.

  • We recommend that you use liquid flux as needed when soldering solder-filled jump rings.

  • After the jump ring is closed,remove excess flux with a paper towel before soldering.This prevents arcing and ensures a proper solder flow.

Needle-nose Plier Lead

Carbon Electrode

Paste Solder (or solder-filled jump-ring)


Always apply the graphite electrode to jump rings before activating the Hot Spot with the foot pedal.

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