I want to get an automatic melting furnace, from Rio Grande. I would
prefer their tilt and pour model, p. 513 of the 2012 catalog,
but am concerned about the weight. It is 13.6 lbs, and as I have
small hands and wrists, I am not sure I can manage it. I spoke to
them and they verified that this is the weight of the item, not its
Therefore, I am considering getting their other model,
which has a removable crucible, and therefore is light weight. The
tongs that it comes with seems flimsy to me.
If anyone has this model I would appreciate about it. It
is made in Italy.
Thanks for your suggestions. Alma