TRH (The Retired Husband) bought a new tool on-line a few weeks ago. It arrived the other day – a Pyrography machine.
As with all good tools, there is a set of enclosed safety and operational instructions. They are usually in several languages.
These instructions are in two. Chinese and English. However, given that our main language these days is English, that is our go to default. And we cannot read Chinese hyroglyphics. Our bad 😦
Here is the English version (note: my photo quality is equivalent to that of the translation) :
1 Pyrography machine switch. when used to turn on the switch, when not in use, please turn off the switch, to avoid danger.
Oh, oh ! Warning bells are starting to ring.
2. Thermostat. regulating pyrography pen point temperature and normal temperature regulation in the light gray areas, the red area is high temperature zone temperature adjusting pointer not transferred to the high temperature zone, zone of high temperature, high voltage, the electric heating wire brush burn red caused written premature and shorten the service life, can also quickly fuse written, and easy to cause the other components of the burn.
Huh? It seems there will be some operational issues to be aware of.
Adjustment of the electric wire pen, through the thermostat, slowly adjust voltage, looked at the electric heating wire is written grey orange red, not to be too red temperature is too high, will make pen hair is soft can not be normal painting performance declined sharply, and easy to burn out the pen head.
So avoid high temperatures…
Temperature adjustment of heat branded brush, the brush is due to heat with internal heating, so continuous heating continuity, the heat. The source of sustained and stable soft more comfortable that pyrography is more smooth, but in the use of thermal heating pen, regulating vital right. The temperature change in temperature to observe the nib, don’t make the head temperature more than 600 degrees. It will burn out the pen. Look at the pen colour to make the heating core, the only way to judge the written temperature reasonably, observe heat in the dark a little red pen is, Can not, if the temperature is very high, known as the red pen, the pen is easy to burn, in the heating core will fuse.
Temperature control is critical ?
3,4, Pyrograph socket: plug pyrograph to closely with the socket, plug is inserted into socket to the bottom, with theClose, least caused by bad parts verheating burn out here.
It can overheat?
5. Dual socket switch: Two pens are used interchangeably by converting switches. Not 2 pens at the same time the use of electricity. After pressing 1, the 4 socket is energised: After pressing II, the 3 socket is energised.
6. ndicator light.
7. Voltmeter: The voltmeter machine is to adjust the temperature temperature pyrography by adjusting the voltage value, voltage to adjust the display range 0-110V.
That’s the temperature display. Got that. But what’s the rest of this mean?
Pyrography machine note:
1) when written in. The locking head screws to pressure to the heating wire head, and to tighten, avoid written and wiring. The column is written bad, not hot, and the terminal overheating burned parts, if the terminal is not too hot, golden pen. Well, in a timely manner with a screwdriver.
I don’t get this !
2) choose to select 1mm below the heating wire as written, do not choose wire and other non heating wire material pen. First, this is very dangerous, easy to burn all the parts in the machine, and very easy to get an electric shock and fire.
No kidding?! Heeeeeelp……
Page two is a bit clearer. There are photos :
Starting to lose it here…
Ok, now I have lost it!
TRH, being the clever retired tradie that he is, got the machine working. The house has not burnt down. Neither of us has been electrocuted. The machine still works.
However, tonight I definitely had the following symptoms – fever fluctuation, written sparks, copper fever, fever hot pen, written is not !!!!!
But again TRH came to the rescue. He fiddled and faddled with the foot, the screw driver, the written installation – and fixed it.
If anyone can read Chinese, I could send you a copy of the original instructions if you would like to practice your translation skills.
I know from personal experience that writing instructions is a tricky business at the best of times. To translate them – well, what can I say?!
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