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    I just bought a colwood cub. It seems to be a great burner. The question I have is that, I want to burn bone. When I tried to burn on bone the cord got very hot. I had it set about 8 1/2 to 9. Is it normal for the cord to get hot? I don't want to ruin the burner, but i did want a burner that would do it all and I am interested in 2 so I also needed to get a reasonable price on them.

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    Re: can a colwood cub burn bone?

    I have a Colwood detailer (the UK spec, had it for 7 years or so I think) and the lead gets hot on that also, even at around 4-5 setting. I am considering getting a heavier duty lead to see if that helps. Been meaning to try and find more info myself, but hehe, I keep getting side tracked and forgetting to do so. >.<
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      Re: can a colwood cub burn bone?

      Thank you Sunlion
      The lead for mine goes inside it. I figure I better leave it alone lol. I e-mailed colwood they said it was normal for it to get hot. But they suggested for me to try 2 others they had. So I wish I knew what way to go. I am going to buy 2 but what 2.

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        Re: can a colwood cub burn bone?

        Maybe I can add a little light to this. To answer your question Steve, if you get the HD lead 16g that Colwood sales it will not get as hot but you will have less controll at lower temps unless you turn down the trim pot. They give you instructions for this on the website. They now also sale a high power cord 14g for even greater stability at high temps. As far as Taxigirl's question, I don't believe the cub has enough power to pull off burning on bone consistently. It may do better if you can get one with a HD lead 16g or even the high power lead 14g. For the money you can get a Colwood detailer for around $10 to $15 more US dollars than the Cub, or spend around $30 more and get a Super Pro 2 which has both a detailer side and a heavy duty side. I have 2 Super Pro 2s myself and absolutely love them. When doing some dark shading the HD side is great. I have never had to go over a setting of 4 to achieve that rich black smooth tone and the pen and cord stayed very comfortable doing this for hours on end! I hope this helps you both!! Have a good day!!
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          Re: can a colwood cub burn bone?

          Thanks for the info Shawn. Will put a HD lead on my wish list.
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