I am running my first batch anneal program right now using the booklet's suggested temperature of 940 f. So far so good! I understand the progamming process - at least I think I do. It's doing what it's supposted to be doing right now.
Tomorrow I will program it to hold at temperature while I make the beads using the bead door and go on from there.
I have mainly Moretti rods, some Vetrofond and a few lovely CIM's that I want to play with.
My question is: What temperature would you experienced folks recommend I set it at while making the beads and then for soaking them afterwards? Would that be the same? The booklet suggests between 940 and 970 f. but that is a pretty wide temperature variance and I'd appreciate your suggestions for the above glass. I'd really like this first effort to turn out at least a few usable beads.