The KC Welder Pro with Ocean Kayak Color Rod Stock allows you to fix holes and cracks or customize polyethylene products. The KC Welder Pro has an 80 Watt element, flat tip and a 3/16 in. hole in tip for repair rod insertion. Includes a selection of Ocean Kayak color welding rods. Insert the rod into the tip and place against the product to be welded. The tip heats the plastic surface and the rod. As the materials melt, move the tip along the repair area while pushing the rod into the tip to fill the repair area with new plastic material. Plug small holes after moving accessories or even rebuild keels after excessive wear from dragging.
Neat product. Does what it should and does it well. As far as instructions go. I learned watching you-tube videos. I would recommend get a hot air gun to help soften the area to be weilded.
The product is effective at repairing kayaks, but it comes with no instructions. So, it is a trial an error process learning to use the tool. It is fairly simple. A hot air gun may be a better option than the welder.
The product performed perfectly for the intended repair. This welder can fill most voids/cracks with no problem(If it can't...probably need a new boat). The supply of welding rods included makes a nice "easy buy" package.
This product is amazing. I believe it is even easier to use than is stated. I had placed my sliding foot tracks(which I purchased from Austin Kayak as well) in a place that I was less than happy with. I purchased the KC Welder Pro, and within ten minutes I had all the holes filled with the same color plastic. I simply re-drilled my holes and installed my foot tracks in the optimal location. Thanks again Austin Kayak.