FlowerPot Heat Shield (3379)
Secure your FlowerPot Head!
This new heat shield works along side the Insulated Heat Post to ensure the FlowerPot Head (Vrod or Weedeater) is safely kept and out of easy reach. The milled windows allow for ventilation as well as a nice aesthetic touch.
- Made from billet aluminum
- Protects from unwanted access to the FlowerPot Head
- Insulated Heat Post (2943) required for functioning assembly.
- Adapts to any CH Stand
- Made in the USA.
I was really excited to see some investment into making my flowerpot safer to use with a 600 degree piece of metal on your desk at all times. While this does a good job of the sides, I am really disappointed it wasn't made an inch taller or so to protect against burns from the top when the device sits with the carb cap on (which is on non-stop for all daily users I know). For $85 I was expecting something more thorough in its intended design (burn prevention), but the piece is attractive visually.
Perfection would also be the ability to swivel so the entrance isn't in a fixed location, but that's asking a bit much.
The FlowerPot is amazing, but let's be honest - it's dangerous to leave a 600+ degree piece of metal sitting on your table. In the past, I have accidentally burned myself on everything from the flowerpot, to the carb cap, to the hot post. This metal cage totally prevents accidentally brushing against the exposed head. You can leave your nail on for hours, and this cage only gets WARM to the touch. I highly recommend this - not only is it a functional safety piece, but it looks futuristic and cool as well.
The heat shield in my opinion is not an optional item. Before having the heat shield I was super paranoid of burning my self or something else. I wouldn't leave the room till the device was fully cooled. But now with the heat shield I feel so much safer with it and no longer worry about burning my self or anything else.
I turn my Vrod on first thing in the morning and leave it on all day. Having something to keep it relatively incapsulated was always a desire of mine, so I picked this up shortly after the release and I'm very happy. It is warm to the touch, but nowhere near the temperature of the Flowerpot head. My inexpensive laser thermometer shows it maxing out at about 135°F, with the majority of the surface much cooler. Overall, I'm pleased with the peace of mind, and I will say it is much larger in person than I expected.