Adam Savage’s Favorite Tools: Plastic Forming Strip Heater!

Today’s tool tip is all about using heat in different ways to form sheet material, whether it’s with a blow dryer, dedicated heat gun, or a specialized tool like a plastic forming strip heater. As employed in his recent build of his Iron Man Mark 1 costume, an industrial plastic strip heater can bend sheets of acrylic quickly and evenly, creating convincing parts that double as bent metal. Adam demonstrates how this heater works on one of his favorite materials: foam PVC!

Plastic Forming Strip Heater: https://amzn.to/3edNw48
Conair Pro Yellow Bird: https://amzn.to/3dxUPV9
Milwaukee corded heat gun: https://amzn.to/32u92Mn
Foam PVC sheet: https://amzn.to/3v77PqO

Wonder Woman Golden Armor Diorama Build!

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Adam’s Guide to Model Spaceship Paneling!

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Adam’s Guide to Model Spaceship Paneling!

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Ask Savage: Favorite Play/Musical Experience

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