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    As long as a record flattener will have to use heat in any sort of contraption, I believe there will be risks involved in deforming the record. Because one never can tell for sure how long to heat it. A friend had a Furutech, we tested around 5 to 6 records, 2 got absolutely deformed it cannot be even put on the platter. And the time to heat is even made more confusing by so many kinds of the thickness used in records. 120g, 180g, 200g, and the Furutech even warns people not to use the unit with LPs that do not have 'lip guard' on the outer edges - like Sheffield Lab LPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadis View Post
    As long as a record flattener will have to use heat in any sort of contraption, I believe there will be risks involved in deforming the record. Because one never can tell for sure how long to heat it. A friend had a Furutech, we tested around 5 to 6 records, 2 got absolutely deformed it cannot be even put on the platter. And the time to heat is even made more confusing by so many kinds of the thickness used in records. 120g, 180g, 200g, and the Furutech even warns people not to use the unit with LPs that do not have 'lip guard' on the outer edges - like Sheffield Lab LPs.
    Sounds like cooking tapes

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    http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/WntrMute2/Mingus/

    This is an example of the Vinyl Flat. The middle video was after 8 hours cook time and the final result is after a full 24 hours in the Vinyl Flat. The result's not perfect but plays easily. This is the only record I couldn't get perfectly flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WntrMute2 View Post
    http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/WntrMute2/Mingus/

    This is an example of the Vinyl Flat. The middle video was after 8 hours cook time and the final result is after a full 24 hours in the Vinyl Flat. The result's not perfect but plays easily. This is the only record I couldn't get perfectly flat.
    That's a pretty good improvent, from the 1st to the 3rd video. And without groove deformation and outer diameter record deformation, that is quite fantastic.
    Phil

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    Some of my buddies tried this device with mostly good results.
    The "problem" is to get and hold (!) the right heat in the oven.

    When solved, the results are quite amazing.

    Andreas

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    Quote Originally Posted by andi View Post
    Some of my buddies tried this device with mostly good results.
    The "problem" is to get and hold (!) the right heat in the oven.

    When solved, the results are quite amazing.

    Andreas
    They sell a pouch that solves that problem. Runs at about 125-130. Cook times are longer than the oven method be results are more predictable.

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    The pouch is tested right now by us. Waiting for the result.

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