The big prize for the day is a china painters kiln I picked up this morning to help with lost-wax casting and a few other things. Dial goes up to 800C even though the manual states 850C and rated at 2kW which makes it perfect for running on a 10A supply. I think it would work great with a replacement PID controller. Might even spring for a multi step programmable one. Looks like nichrome element coils but for the $300 I bought it for I’m happy to spend the rest to upgrade it to kanthal.