Keen 010201 KT-50 Dual Voltage Portable Welding Electrode Oven - 50 lb Capacity

$ 468.26
By Keen

Keen 010201 KT-50 Dual Voltage Portable Welding Electrode Oven - 50 lb Capacity


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The KT-50 is designed to store 50 lbs. of welding electrodes during transfer from large shop ovens and at the job location. Economical, lightweight and easy to carry. Keen's KT-50 model maintain rods at ideal temperatures to prevent moisture pick-up and to optimize welds.


The KT-50 is suitable for the hobby welder as well as the highly train professional. It has a solid steel construction for long life and durability. It's compact size enables shop to keep 10 or 20 on hand for welders heading out to the field




  • 50 lbs (22.7 kg) rods
  • 18" (45.7 cm) rods
VOLTS Dual Voltage: 120V/240V
TEMPERATURE Factory Preset @ 275° (135°C)
INSULATION  1" (2.54 cm) Thermal Insulating Wool
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS 6" x 6" x 19" (15.24 x 15.24 x 48.26 cm)
NET WEIGHT 18 lbs (8.16 kg)


Features and Benefits




  • Solid steel for long product life and durability 
  • 1" Thermal insulating wool makes oven energy-efficient and keeps electrodes hot and moisture free
  • A square exterior to provide stability while standing in an upright position
  • A standard draw pull catch prevents the lid from opening when not in use or transit
  • A red "ON" indicating light is standard on the oven for visibility if unit is powered from a distance
  • Adjustable bimetal thermostat is located beneath the bottom cover to prevent it from damage




  • KT-50 has self-limiting semiconductors that have a dynamic power output, so there is no steady state current or steady state power
  • Reaches maximum operating temperature in just 5-10 seconds and not long after a state of equilibrium is attained
  • When equilibrium is attained the resistance increases and the current flow drops to almost zero
  • Resistance will decrease on its own if ambient temperature decreases to allow more current to flow to element to maintain max heating temperature with low energy output
  • Low amperage draw enables the oven to be energy-efficient in the field




  • Self-regulating heating technology means thermostats are not a necessary safety feature 
  • If user wants to reduce temperature below 250°F for storing electrodes that require lower temperatures than low-hy rods then a thermostat will be needed