Keen K-450 Welding Electrode Holding Oven -Bench


Brief Product Description:

This time-tested, American-made welding electrode oven by Keen has been around for 50+ years and is recognized by industry professionals worldwide as the most dependable welding electrode storage solution on the market.
Safeguard your expensive, hygroscopic SMAW low-hy rods from damaging atmospheric moisture absorption with the Keen K-450 bench-top storage oven. Provides continuous, reliable heating for 450 lbs. of low-hydrogen stick rods up to 18 inches in length. Maximum temperature 550F. 1000 watts. Features external dial thermostat with adjustable range of 150-550F. Optional thermometer available which mounts on the rod oven’s door. Space-saving, optional stack kit also available for stacking two K-450’s.

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About the K-450 Bench Top Rod Oven – 450 lbs. Capacity

The K-450 stores 450 lbs. of welding electrodes and is an economical choice for shops that need to centrally store their consumables for long-term, 24/7 moisture protection. Our K-450 model maintains welding rods at ideal temperatures to prevent moisture pick-up and to optimize welds.

Our bench holding ovens are an excellent choice for small to medium-sized shops. Too large to be considered portable, yet small and light enough when empty to be picked up by a single person, bench ovens are an economical choice when a large floor oven is not required. Bench models are designed to be placed upon a bench or other stable surface for easy loading and unloading.

Heavy-Duty Construction and Performance Heating

The K-450 has a solid steel construction for long product life and durability. The exterior is powder-coated in KEEN blue and features a rugged door handle, tack-welded door hinges, heavy-duty storage shelves and 1″ (2.54 cm) thermal insulating wool for energy-efficiency. The K-450 features a long-lasting 1000W Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating element for effective heating. It is located beneath a protective cover for damage protection and can be replaced quickly and easily when required. An external dial-adjustable thermostat is standard equipment. An optional thermometer accessory is available for the K-4RS and is installed in the door (P/N 301127).

Shelving Design

The hexagonal shelving in the K-450 produces better natural convection within the oven when compared to flat shelving. Most electrode manufacturers discourage ‘stacking’ of electrodes too deeply while being heated to allow for better airflow over the consumable. With our shelving design, heat reaches the electrode coating more effectively to stave off atmospheric moisture. Please see diagram below of the airflow action with our shelving design:

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Additional information

K-450 Stack Kit (for stacking two K-450 ovens)


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