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BUY SAFETY FUSE, TIME FUSE, STICKY MATCH, BKNO3 BORON/POTASSIUM NITRATE IGNITION PRIME, ELECTRIC IGNITER KITS, NITROCELLULOSE/POLYESTER FUSE COATING, NICHROME WIRE & ELECTRIC MATCH HEADS 

 

 

The items listed in RED on this page are hazardous and ARE subject to hazardous fees if shipped by UPS. Safety fuse, both Chinese and American made CAN be shipped by US Mail with no hazmat fee.

Safety fuse, both American and Chinese may be shipped by the US Mail (domestic ground service only) with no hazardous material fee. It is your choice which delivery service we use, however, we ship safety fuse by US Mail to save you money unless you specifically ask for the faster UPS service, which is subject to hazardous fees. Be aware that shipments sent by US Mail (USPS) take longer than UPS and they cannot be tracked for delivery information.

Note: 1/4" Time Fuse and Oxral Electric matches are regulated by the ATF and therefore require an ATFE Permit to purchase them. We require a current Signed In Ink copy of your ATFE with your order. These items also require proper storage in your magazine.

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Color Coding:
Green - means that particular item is not hazardous whatsoever.
Orange - means that item is normally hazardous, but we can ship it without a hazmat fee (you must pay the 1 lb price for it though).
Red - means that the item must be shipped hazardously, regardless of qty ordered (unless otherwise noted).

If you are placing an order with us online, you must be on file with us, regardless of what your first order is. This means that we have to have a signed in ink order form and a copy of your driver's license on file. If you do not have these things on file with us, it will just delay your order. You only have to do it once and then you can order whenever you would like. Go to our order form page to print out the order form there. Then you can use that to fill out and send in.

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IGNITION PRODUCTS & SUPPLIES FOR ALL APPLICATIONS

WATERPROOF VISCO SAFETY FUSE: (1.4S EXPLOSIVE HAZMAT CLASS)
AMERICAN AND CHINESE


                             

Safety Fuse left to right; American made 2/32" & Chinese 3.0mm, 2.2mm & 1.6mm                            

AMERICAN MANUFACTURED - Waterproof NC lacquer (visco) coated safety fuse with a burn rate of approx. 30 seconds/foot. Diameters are approximate, representing average OD's. Powder cores increase as diameters increase. Want to see what it looks like? Check here. Qty's of fuse are in 50 ft. Important: If you would like a qty not listed (100 ft for example) just choose appropriate "Order" button and change the qty accordingly (you would pick the 50 ft price and change the qty to 2 in the above example).

Note: Due to the Injunction (See Home page for more information) you are limited to 25 ft of fuse per year unless you have an ATFE license.

Can be shipped by US Mail with no hazmat fee.

Stock # Fuse Size/Color 25 ft 50 ft 250 ft

F503

CANNON
(.115" GREEN)
$6.25 (4 oz ship wt)
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$11.35 (8 oz ship wt)
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$51.10 (1 lb ship wt) 
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F503R CANNON
(.115" RED)
$6.65 (4 oz ship wt)
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$11.70 (8 oz ship wt)
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$53.00 (1 lb ship wt) 
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F503RWB CANNON
(.115" RED,WHITE & BLUE)
$6.95 (4 oz ship wt)
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$13.80 (8 oz ship wt)
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CHINESE MANUFACTURED - Moisture resistant, flexible, varnish coated safety fuse with a burn rate of approx. 30-35 seconds/foot. Diameters are according to manufacturer, representing average OD's. Powder cores increase as diameters increase. **Minimum order is 100ft, which requires an ATFE license to purchase.

Shipped hazmat free by Mail.**

Stock # Description Price/Ship wt.

F16M
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X-SMALL (1.6mm - .065" dia) GREEN $12.30/ 100 FT(5 oz/100 ft)

F16M/R
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1.6mm - FULL ROLL (5000 METERS - 16,404 FT) GREEN $893.75/ ROLL (14 lbs/ roll)

F22M
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MEDIUM (2.2mm - .085" dia) GREEN $12.75/100 FT (6 oz/100 ft)

F22M/R
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2.2mm - FULL ROLL (5000 FEET) GREEN $468.00/ROLL (12 lbs/ roll)

F30M
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LARGE (3.0mm - .125" dia) GREEN $14.10/100 FT (10 oz/100 ft)

F30M/R
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3.0mm - FULL ROLL (5000 FEET) GREEN $531.00/ ROLL (19 lbs/ roll)

 


 CHINESE TIME FUSE
: 1.4s A Federal ATFE permit is required to purchase this product. Chinese Time Fuse can be shipped by US Mail without a hazmat fee.

F509 1/4" (BURN RATE APPROX. 3 SEC/INCH) Order.gif (311 bytes)    $8.25/10 ft         (10 oz ship wt) 

F509

1/4" (BURN RATE APPROX. 3 SEC/INCH) Order.gif (311 bytes)    $510.00/820 ft   (13 lbs ship wt) 



 CHINESE QUICKMATCH - IGNITERCORD (1.4G)

Imported paper coated match in 100 ft rolls. Fierce burn, used for firing sequential aerial shells and other display pieces. Shipping class 1.4G - cannot be shipped by UPS or US Mail. Must be picked up at our warehouse or at the PGII / WPA conventions we attend.

F507
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Bundled/paper coated match - 100 ft rolls not yet available 2 lbs


STICKY MATCH ®  IGNITION TAPES:

Used like quickmatch for igniting lancework, display sets, aerial shells, etc., Sticky match is a moisture resistant tape that eliminates piercing! Simply stick one tape to another - simple! Saves 60% in labor costs. Two products to choose from:

 Fast    - burns 80-100 ft per second        Slow   - burns 1-2 ft per second
                                                                      
Simply stick them together with the tape. No buckets, piercing quickmatch or stringing required. Sticky match is classed as a 1.4S which can be shipped by UPS! No ATFE is required to purchase Sticky match. Shipped by UPS only with hazmat fee.

FSMFST

Sticky Match - Fast (60 ft roll)

very limited supply

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ELECTRIC MATCHES, COMMERCIAL - OXRAL W/2 METER LEADS (6.5 FT) - UPS Shippable - A Federal ATFE permit is required to purchase this product.

Oxral matches have a removable protective plastic sleeve that protects the head and concentrates/directs the flame forward toward the ignition surface or device to be ignited. Rated firing current is 0.5 amperes. Series firing current is 0.8 amperes per series. Resistance is 2 ohms and no fire current is 200 milliamps (0.2 amps). Out of stock.

F530EM

Oxral Electric Match - red & blue

Box of 10     Out of stock.

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MAKING YOUR OWN BLACK MATCH, QUICKMATCH THERMALITE, ETC...........


COTTON TWINE - 2 & 2 1/2 LB CONES - UNCOATED, UNWAXED

Used for applications requiring slightly stronger, heavier plys, this cotton/poly blend is just right. May be used for black-match, quickmatch, ignitercord and other fusing and for stringing shells. Uncoated for better chemical absoption when making match, etc. Approximate feet per cone listed. Cotton 70% / Poly 30%, leaves a slight ash when burned.

3PLY   Order.gif (311 bytes) 3 Ply Uncoated cotton twine - 9,810'    out of stock Call for availability 2 lbs/cone
4PLY   Order.gif (311 bytes) 4 Ply Uncoated cotton twine - 11,340'   out of stock $21.10/cone 3 lbs/cone
6PLY   Order.gif (311 bytes) 6 Ply Uncoated cotton twine - 7,560'   out of stock $21.10/cone 3 lbs/cone
8PLY   Order.gif (311 bytes) 8 Ply Uncoated cotton twine - 5,670' $21.10/cone 3 lbs/cone



100% COTTON SAFETY FUSE SPINNING STRING - 7 TO 7.5 OZ SPOOLS

This is the same untreated, non-mercerized 100% cotton string used by the major safety fuse manufacturers such as International, Longhorn, Meremac, American Visco, etc.. It comes on 7 oz spool bobbins spinning weights, 16-2. With a tensile strength of approx 2-3 lbs. For comparison, note the final counter-wrap on visco safety fuse which is generally the 16-2 weight. Clean burning, leaving no ash - 100% cotton. Use it for all your ignition requirements; spinning safety fuse, blackmatch, piped match (quick match), Thermalite, Flying Fish fuse and other special effects fuse, etc.. Firefox will be offering professional fuse spinning machinery in the Fall of 2010 Ask us!

CS16-2  Order.gif (311 bytes) 100% Cotton String - 3000 yards/spool approx.   out of stock $4.95/spool 10 oz/spool



THERMIC IGNITION COMPOSITION - HIGH EXOTHERMIC

Modified with a thermoplastic resin, this composition is moistened with denatured alcohol and pressed into pellets approx. 6-7 grams each or pressed into a prime composition (not supplied) for easy ignition and placed on top of (into) thermite or other difficult to ignite compositions. Upon ignition, combustion develops extreme exothermic, molten alloy slags and an ash that envelops/covers the reaction keeping the heat where it belongs - at the reaction zone! Very easy to use and inexpensive. One pound will make over 70 6-7 gram pellets - each one will ignite raw thermite! For those who have no prime comp, the addition of 10% (by weight) of Potassium Nitrate will also reduce the ignition point for simple ignition using matches. Hundreds of used!! There isn't another composition like it on the market!    Non-hazmat shipping- No ATFE required to order.

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Stock # SECTIC
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Ready To Use Ignition Granules

Boron/Potassium Nitrate Ignition Granules, 10-60 mesh [BKNO3] - Stock # C124BKNO3 - 1.3c

Boron, used extensively in thermic ignition compositions because of its extremely high heat of combustion, is combined with potassium nitrate (75%) and Ethyl Cellulose (1%) granulated into a flowable ignition mixture with a heat of reaction much higher than most any other ignition prime. It is used in many military devices, automotive gas air bag cartridges and other industrial use. This commercially produced igniter composition is 24% Boron for reliable ignition of most any pyrotechnic mixture. With boron prices being what they are, you cannot make it yourself at a lower cost than this, nor will you find it anywhere else at any price! Easy to use, simply press the granules into place or they can be mixed with nitrocellulose lacquer and applied. One pound goes a long way! Weight wise, there is 7000 grains in a pound. It takes as little as 5 grains per device for ignition. That means you will be able to reliably prime up to 1400 devices per pound of BKNO3!  Reliable ignition for less than 2¢ each!

While supply lasts. . . . .Sold in full 10 lb cases only. . . . .Shipped by motor freight

Order.gif (311 bytes)   $250.00/10 lbs / (10 @ 1lb cans)  ($25.00/lb)
Must be shipped by motor freight or picked up

FIRST FIRE / PRIME COMPOSITION - THERMIC

For the dozens of you requesting a reliable prime composition without ordering several chemicals to make it, we have tested and added a mixture of ingredients that when combined with an oxidizer (not supplied) will provide a hot first fire reaction to ensure reliable ignition of the main charge. Either Potassium nitrate or Potassium perchlorate may be used with it depending on the type of composition it will be in contact with (compatibility). Add Potassium perchlorate for priming compositions containing Ammonium perchlorate (or compositions requiring higher combustion heat) and Potassium nitrate for others.   Non-hazmat shipping- No ATFE required to order.

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Order.gif (311 bytes)   SECFFP First fire prime & ignition composition
$9.95/lb   $46.30/5 lbs   FS
Order.gif (311 bytes) SECFFP/C First fire prime composition - case of 25-1lb units
$205.00   29 lbs ship wt FS

DELAY COMPOSITION

Delay compositions are designed to combust slowly yet generate enough heat to initiate a particular reaction within a controlled time span. Typical usage includes delay in rocket motors between propellant burn out and manipulation of the recovery system, in tactical smoke and percussion grenades between fuse ignition and combustion of the smoke or propellant charge, various firework applications and virtually dozens of special effects and theatrical uses. Our delay composition is designed to combust with smoke at an approximate rate of .65 millimeters per second with the addition of 25% (by weight) of Potassium Nitrate (not supplied). Faster combustion rates possible by increasing the oxidizer accordingly (2.20 mm/sec @ 50% ox). Easy to use! Simply mix with Potassium Nitrate, moisten with adhesive solution and press into place. Goes a long way!   Non-hazmat shipping- No ATFE required to order.

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  Stock # SECDEL Pyrotechnic delay composition
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  Stock # SECDEL/C Pyrotechnic delay composition - case of 25 @ 1lb
Order.gif (311 bytes)  $247.00/ case   28 lbs ship wt

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FAST IMITATION THERMALITE™
 IGNITERCORD / FLAMMABLES MIXTURE   

Make your own fast Imitation Thermalite™ Ignitercord for less than 9 cents per foot using these mixtures and Firefox Tabletop Matchmaking Stand listed in the tools section of our catalog. Simply mix 22 grams potassium perchlorate (not included) with the flammables making 100 grams, add nitrocellulose lacquer (1.5 oz NC to 1 qt Acetone - not included) until athick slurry is obtained and draw cotton strings through the mixture (all explained in detail with the Matchmaking Stand). 100 grams mix will make 130 to 140 ft of 3/32" dia ignitercord. Very fierce burn with lots of hot slag and sparks that will ignite most any composition, even thermite! By including a 32 to 38 gauge wire with the string, will increase the burn rate 60% to 80%. Solid NC is located in the chemical section. Why pay $50.00+ per 100 ft roll of commercial made ignitercord??!! EXCELLENT IGNITERCORD!!

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Fast Imitation Thermalite™  Ignitercord / flammables mixture
$11.75/package    (8 oz ship wt)
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Fast Imitation Thermalite™  Ignitercord / case of 25 packages
$260.00/case of 25    (14 lbs/cs)


 BLANK E-MATCH / IGNITERS WITH LEADS (INNERT-READY TO DIP) Stock # FEMATCH/B

Ready to dip/prime igniter chips with firing leads. No soldering, just mix your pyrogen, dip and dry. Simple! We recommend one of our non-conductive pyrogen kits for unequaled performance. 25 sealed in moistureproof pouch. Note; These can be used again! That's right! Simply clean the chips with alcohol or another solvent and dip in one of our conductive pyrogens, such as Liquid Element™ Primer. The difference is the power required for flawless ignition.They will now require a minimum 9 volt battery or more or capacitor discharge. For portable hand held firing units, we recommend 18 volts (two 9 volt batts) or capacitor discharge for delay free instant ignition. Using this procedure they can be used again and again until the chip seperates.

Stock # FEMATCH/B
25 count Blank E-Match w/ 2 ft leads
average resistance - 1.3 ohms
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CYCLONE™ RC ELECTRIC MATCH PRODUCTION SET - LOW VOLTAGE

Similar in construction to the famous Davey Fire match but designed to produce results unequaled anywhere, our Cyclone™ RC Electric match ignites flawlessly on as little as 1.5 volts - .5 amperes (single alkaline AA battery) and combusts for 1-2 seconds at over 2000 DEGREES F emitting lots of sparks and molten slag to ignite stubborn compositions or devices. Very impressive! The kit comes with everything needed (less solder and soldering iron) to produce 50 igniters with 12” leads. Very easy, simply solder element “chip” to lead, mix pre-measured pyrogen and dip igniter followed by a final dip in lacquer sealant - all included. Excellent for remote control use! Average resistance is 1.3 ohms. Non explosive ignition!   

KT500 LOW VOLTAGE RC MATCH SET   Non-hazmat shipping - No ATFE required to order!

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HOMEMADE ELECTRIC MATCHES FOR JUST PENNIES EACH!!
Our competition sells a similar igniter kit (as below) for over $52.00!!

                      

LIQUID ELEMENT™ CONDUCTIVE ELECTRIC MATCH PRIMER/PYROGEN

Now you can make electric igniters that require NO SOLDERING OF BRIDGEWIRES TO LEADS yet will ignite reliably using as little as a 9 volt "transistor" battery up to and including 12 volt automotive and every DC voltage in between! Simply strip 3/16" of insulation from lead wires and dip into the primer slurry - allow to dry and use as is or dip them again in your favorite match composition/pyrogen. Make 50 to 100 igniters per hour for as little as 5 cents each - with no soldering! Our procedure allows you to use your lead wires over and over saving you money and time. Each bottle comes with complete instructions and enough primer and binder to make up to 400 igniters (allowing for 10-15% as waste). Liquid Element™ acts as both primer/booster and pyrogen! Basically foolproof!
  This is our most popular selling pyrogen kit for over 15 years!!

SECPLEL - ELECTRIC IGNITER PYROGEN/PRIMER   Non-hazmat shipping- No ATFE required to order.

  
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ORIGINAL BLEND™ ELECTRIC SQUIB AND IGNITER PYROGEN

Make your own electric igniters for a few pennies each using our pyrogen and any number of DC powered heating elements. Simply solder nichrome wire, tinned copper wire or printed igniter "chips" to 22 or 24 gauge twin lead wire, dip in the pyrogen and use. The pyrogen comes in 1/2 oz bottles that you mix a small amount of Acetone to make a thick batter for dipping - enough for 50 to 90 igniters. Comes with instructions. Why pay over $1.00 each for commercial igniters?! We recommend our Firefox Custom Chips (Stock# F515F instead of the Davey Clones 51 awg) or homemade elements using resistance wire diameters between 35 and 45 awg for best ignition.

SECSQUIB - 1/2oz BOTTLE - FS    Non-hazmat shipping- No ATFE required to order.

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ELECTRIC IGNITER PYROGEN - PYROMAG™ MAGNUM SECONDARY PYROGEN

Our Pyromag magnum™  pyrogen has a higher combustion temp and burns longer (typically 2 to 3 seconds) than other pyrogens and because of the molten product and superheated sparks, it is capable of igniting the most difficult of applications. It should be used as an overcoal with a primer such as ELV or Liquid Element for reliable ignition. This professional secondary pyrogen is used extensively by special effects and rocket enthusiasts for positive ignition!

SECPMAG - 1/2oz BOTTLE - FS    Non-hazmat shipping- No ATFE required to order.

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METALLIC H3™  ELECTRIC MATCH PYROGEN


The Matallic H3 has a low enough ignition point to be used by itself on the element wire with no primer, however, it can be used as a secondary coat as well. It has a brilliant display of sparks when it fires for positive ignition of the application. As with all our pyregen kits, they come complete with adhesive, oxidizer and instructions. Why pay over $1.00 each for commercial igniters?

                         

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E.L.V. NON-CONDUCTIVE ELECTRIC MATCH PYROGEN™

Designed to be used as the primer/ booster to initate the main pyrogen (secondary, which is coated over it), the ELV primers ignite easily at lower temperatures and combust (rather than pop) at a pre-determined rate at very high temperature to reliably ignite other pyrogens and metal mixtures used as an overcoat (optional). Using zirconium and other exotic metals, we have designed two different types - conductive and non-conductive. The conductive type requires no bridge-wire so there is no soldering and ignites with as little as a 9 volt transistor battery. Simply strip 3/8" of insulation from leads, dip the tip 1/8" into the primer, dry and dip it again in a pyrogen of your own making or use our Original Blend™, Pyromag Magnum™ or Metallic H3™ for results that will have other match-makers drooling at their sight! The non-conductive type is applied to the element wire (bridge-wire) only followed by an overcoat of another high energy pyrogen. It will ignite using as little as a AA (1.5 volt) battery. Using these primers, positive, inexpensive electric ignition is easily obtained! Each type comes with enough primer to make several hundred igniters (up to 500). Do you need smaller igniters for small black powder type motors? use the conductive ELV primer alone on 26 gauge twin lead wire with the final coat of NC or CA lacquer! Works great alone!

SECELV/NC -   Non-hazmat shipping- No ATFE required to order.

               
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E.L.V. CONDUCTIVE ELECTRIC MATCH PYROGEN™ 

Designed to be used as the primer/ booster to initate the main pyrogen (which is coated over it), the ELV primers ignite easily at lower temperatures and combust (rather than pop) at a pre-determined rate at very high temperature to reliably ignite other pyrogens and metal mixtures used as an overcoat (optional). Using zirconium and other exotic metals, we have designed two different types - conductive and non-conductive. The conductive type requires no bridge-wire so there is no soldering and ignites with as little as a 9 volt transistor battery. Simply strip 3/8" of insulation from leads, dip the tip 1/8" into the primer, dry and dip it again in a pyrogen of your own making or use our Original blend™ Pyromag Magnum™ or Metallic H3™ for results that will have other match-makers drooling at their sight! The non-conductive type is applied to the element wire (bridge-wire) only followed by an overcoat of another high energy pyrogen. It will ignite using as little as a AA (1.5 volt) battery. Using these primers, positive, inexpensive electric ignition is easily obtained! Each type comes with enough primer to make several hundred igniters (up to 500). Do you need smaller igniters for small black powder type motors? Use the conductive ELV primer alone on 26 gauge twin lead wire with the final coat of NC or CA lacquer! Works great alone!

SECELV/C -   Non-hazmat shipping- No ATFE required to order.

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100 PULL STRING FRICTION IGNITER KIT™  - MATCHLESS IGNITION SYSTEM

Make foolproof sure fire pull string igniters for less than 32¢ each! Each kit contains enough materials to make 100 pull string igniters with fuse barrel! Easily the best value anywhere! Comes with friction mix and ignition cup pyrogen (less oxidizer). Simply mix a very small amount of potassium chlorate into the ignition cup pyrogen and coat cup. Then coat end of wire with friction mix, allow to dry and staple into paper fuse barrel - simple! Only takes a few minutes per dozen. Also required that are not included in kit: potassium chlorate and a 1/4" stapler. We use a bostich model P3 staple pliers and SP-19 1/4" staples. Stapler and staples available from office supply stores everywhere. Comes with complete instructions and diagrams.
 

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Order.gif (311 bytes)   KT100 - $32.50/ KIT - 1LB/ KIT - FS/ORM-D  Non-hazmat shipping- No ATFE required to order.

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ELECTRIC IGNITER HEADS - SOLDERED BRIDGEWIRE CHIPS

These chips are duplicate designs of the famous DaveyFire® match, which you solder to your leads. No bridgewires to solder, they are already soldered in the small end of the chip. The Davey Clones contain a 51 gauge element for low firing amps and multiple low voltage firing and the Firefox Custom chips contain a 38 gauge element for low voltage to heavy duty use (higher firing amps) and/or use with higher ignition point pyrogens. Packaged 100 chips per packet. Note: strip off 1/8" of insulation from leads, dip in Ruby Fluid® flux, insert the large end of chip between copper leads, tin your pencil point soldering tip and aply to the copper lead. Repeat for the other side of chip. Solder the leads to the wide end of the chip only. 

ELV_non_conductive   Photo of Soldering Orientation/Procedure for the Firefox Custom Chips. Leads for the Davey Clones are soldered to their wide end.

Stock # F515D

Davey Clone - 51 gauge (.001" dia) - 675 ohms/ft, 0.976 amps firing current
Because of the superfine element (51 awg) we suggest using a high energy primer such as Firefox Quasar Match Prime™ for reliable ignition. Such a fine element requires a very sensitive ignition primer for ignition reliability

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Stock # F515F

Firefox Custom - 38 gauge (.004" dia) - 40.62 ohms/ft, 4.01 amps firing current
(Use with any of our non conductive kits listed below)

The Firefox Custom Chips are the recommended chip for all of our non-conductive pyrogens and any homemade pyrogen

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   ELECTRIC IGNITER CHIP CONSTRUCTION & LOW COST PORTABLE FIRING SYSTEM

For those of you who wish to make their own electric match chips such as those listed above, we have the manual for you. Written by Gary W. Purrington, this 8 1/2" X 11" professionally bound book is loaded with illustrations, black & white and full color photos and step by step instructionws showing every detail of the manufacturing process to make thousands of chips in your spare time, all at a fraction of the cost of commercial chips. Photographic details show the construction of low cost tooling such as a winding frame, chipboards and winding, soldering and tinning the boards, cutting into chips, soldering the leads and finishing the igniters by dipping in pyrotechnic match pyrogen - formulations included. Charts are also included with information on various resistance wire, firing leads, various solders and fluxes and soldering techniques. Make up to 128 chips per strip of chipboard 3/4" wide X 6" long in about twenty minutes. As a bonus, we have included information and detailed photos of an inexpensive protable firing system you can easily make that will fire any electric match at most any practical distance - including conductive slurry matches containing no bridge-wire! MUCH MORE!

Order.gif (311 bytes) TRELCHIP - MATCH CHIP CONSTRUCTION & LOW COST FIRING SYSTEMS - 50+ pages - $32.50 - 1 lb ship wt.



SOLUTIONS FOR MIXING & BINDING PYROGENS, SEALANTS FOR PROTECTION & COATINGS FOR FUSE AND IGNITERCORD

 

Improved Nitrocellulose/Polyester Fuse Coating, NC/PE thick butyrate in various colors (see stock #'s for corresponding color),

Looking for a better safety fuse coating agent for use with our fuse machines, Firefox researched, experimented and came up with solutions to a couple of potential problems that standard Nitrocellulose lacquer has when coated on safety fuse. As most of us have experienced, NC lacquer can burn off ahead of the burning fuse powder core making it dangerously liabel. I have had premature device ignition caused by the flaming lacquer before the burning fuse core actually made contact with the primary composition, thus effectively eliminating the essential delay. Secondly, some NC lacquers become brittle in prolonged storage. This is most likely caused by insufficient or a complete lack of a stabilizer added to the lacquer. Aging brittle fuse will crack when bent allowing moisture in and ignition failure, especially when using in moist atmospheres or underwater. The answer is our field tested Nitrocellulose/Polyester Fuse Coating. We start with a high solids loadings NC lacquer, blend in a soluble polyester resin which improves flexability, aging and effectively reduces lacquer burnoff. Then a nitro group stabilizer is added to gaurd against decomposition and increase shelf life almost indefinately. This NC/PE lacquer is viscous and dries rapidly so it only has time to soak into the cotton fibers of the fuse and not the powder core. Can also be used to coat blackmatch, quickmatch, homemade Thermolite Ignitercord, as an electric match overcoat and similar useage. Ship ORM-D, Non-Hazmat.

            

order Stock #C162NCP/D *DAYGLOW $26.00/qt
*DAYGLOW is a flourescent orange/red or HOT ORANGE
order Stock #C162NCP/C CLEAR $16.00/qt
order Stock #C162NCP/B BLUE $16.00/qt  
order Stock #C162NCP/O ORANGE $16.00/qt order Stock #C162NCP/Y YELLOW $16.00/qt
order Stock #C162NCP/HP HOT PINK $16.00/qt order Stock #C162NCP/P PURPLE $16.00/qt
order Stock #C162NCP/BLK BLACK $16.00/qt order Stock #C162NCP/PEA PEACOCK BLUE $16.00/qt
order Stock #C162NCP/R RED $16.00/qt
order Stock #C162NCP/G GREEN $16.00/qt
order Stock #C162NCP/IWR INTENSE WILD ROSE $16.00/qt  

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   Nitrocellulose, Solid   12% Nitrogen, 25% water - [C6H7N3O11] Stock #C163/NCS - FS
Shipped moist according to regulations, actual weight of NC is approx 15 oz, with water it is approx 18 ozs. Simply dry and disslove in Acetone or M.E.K. for 'lacquer'. 1 to 1.75oz NC/qt of Acetone for binder for stars, smoke, igniters, etc.; 3.5oz/qt of Acetone for thick concentrate. 1 lb makes up to approx 4 gallons of solution. Maximum absorbtion is approx 4 oz NC per quart (for jelly-like mix). Methanol can be added to both slow evaporation/gelling (extend work time) and lower the solution viscosity. Up to 10% methanol is common practice. 5% Camphor may be added to stabilize the material so it will not decompose under normal storage and use.
 

 Special       $11.75/lb       For propellants, lacquers, color flash cellophanes, final sealants, etc..

   STANDARD NITROCELLULOSE LACQUERS - CLEAR & COLORS

Our standard nitrocellulose lacquers are used to seal safety fuse, electric igniters, ignitercord, etc., as well as an excellent pyrotechnic binder for unlimited applications. It burns clean without smoke of its own and does not interfere with color flames or increase ignition points. Completely moistureproof, pliable and dries in seconds. The high solids loadings (16% using 12% Nitrogen NC) make the slurries very viscous and can be thinned many times for use, depending on application. As an example, »24% NC solids loadings using our NC 4000 (listed above) is closer to a gel than a lacquer, taking several days to completely dissolve the NC rather than an hour or two for 16% solids. Other types of NC (such as the 1/4 sec grade) make thinner slurries per solids loadings than our NC 4000/12% Nitrogen grade. It takes 3.5 oz dry NC 4000 per quart to make a medium viscosity slurry/butyrate. It takes 11 oz of 1/4 sec grade NC to make the same viscosity. Judge available lacquers by their viscosity rather than the solids loadings, their are differences. Tie your own flies? This makes an excellent head cement. Hundreds of uses!

Compare our prices! Our NC lacquers come in colors as well as clear and are thick concentrate, true »16% solids butyrates (thick syrup) that can be thinned a number of times, at less than half the price of our competition!! We use acetone only as the solvent. No alcohol is used to thin or cut costs. Methanol may be added to thin and lengthen the drying time slightly if required.

Our Standard Grade NC lacquer has a higher solids (NC) loading than other commercial brands used to coat American made safety fuse, but ours is a bit more plyable and dries a bit faster because we use more acetone and less of the slower evaporating solvents such as alcohol or MEK. Adding either of them will thin the lacquer but they also prolong drying time accordingly. If you want a slower drying lacquer but do not want a thinner viscosity to work with, simply add 20% to 30% MEK or Methanol and enough dry NC to bring it back to the desired viscosity. Note; MEK dries faster than methanol.

   Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Green, visco
Stock #C163G        $16.00/quart  (ship wt 3 lbs)   ORM-D
   Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Blue, visco
Stock #C163B     $16.00/quart  (ship wt 3 lbs)   ORM-D
   Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Peacock Blue, visco                                       Stock #C163PEA     $16.00/quart  (ship wt 3 lbs)   ORM-D
   Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Red, visco
Stock #C163R     $16.00/quart  (ship wt 3 lbs)   ORM-D
   Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Clear, visco
Stock #C163C     $16.00/quart  (ship wt 3 lbs)   ORM-D
   Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Hot Pink , visco
Stock #C163HP  $16.00/quart  (ship wt 3 lbs)   ORM-D
    Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Purple , visco
Stock #C163P     $16.00/quart  (ship wt 3 lbs)   ORM-D
    Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Orange , visco
Stock #C163O    $16.00/quart  (ship wt 3 lbs)   ORM-D
   Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Black , visco                                      Stock #C163BLK    $16.00/quart  (ship wt 3 lbs)   ORM-D
   Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Yellow, visco
Stock #C163Y  $16.00/quart  (ship wt 3 lbs)   ORM-D
   Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Intense Wild Rose, visco                  Stock #C163IWR  $16.00/quart  (ship wt 3 lbs)   ORM-D


    Nitrotek™ Ignitercord Plasticizer, tackified binder / plasticizer solution, Stock #C163NIP - ORM-D             

Added to pyrogen mixture for coating cotton string or wire wrapped cotton string for making Imitation Thermalite™ and other thermic Ignitercords. It is a modified nitro-plastic based slurry that coats easily and when dry, leaves the ignitercord pliable enough to bend without breaking, ignites easily and burns at high temperatures all by itself. Added to a pyrogen, it makes ignitercord hot enough to ignite raw thermite. Concentrate can be thinned with MEK if needed for use. Makes thousands of feet of ignitercord. Instructions and equipment for making Imitation Thermalite™ is in our manufacturing set  FIREFOX TABLETOP MATCHMAKING STAND   Stock #TSMATCH. Non-hazmat shipping by UPS or US Mail.

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Nitrotek™ Ignitercord Plasticizer/binder, butyrate
$19.50 /qt (3 lbs)
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FIREFOX TABLETOP MATCHMAKING STAND
with bottles, hardware and instructions

$46.80 (2 lbs)
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36 awg .005" dia Tinned Copper Ignition Wire
$4.95/25 ft (1 oz)
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16-2 100% Cotton String - 3000 yard spool
$4.95/3000 ft (8 oz)
Temp out
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Fast Imitation Thermalite™ Ignitercord Composition
Requires 22 gms KClO4 - makes 130-140 ft 3/32" Ignitercord
Burn rate on cotton string alone - 1 to 1.5 sec/inch, fierce heat
$11.75/tub (8 oz)
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  Vinyl Resin, Solution, Verr-40
clear sealant - self curing - 40% butyrate - thick solution - Stock #C199B1 - ORM

A 40% vinyl solids loadings in MEK/Toluene solution. It has an epoxy functionality and air dries in minutes at room temperature without a curative. It is compatable with most any plasticizer for higher elongation and will adhere to most any substrate applied to permanently. It dries clear but can be colored with solvent dyes and retains a semi-soft (vinyl) texture without additional plasticizers. Excellent for use as an elastomeric sealant or a moistureproof barrier in pyrotechnics, propellant production or electronics applications. Makes an excellent wire insulation. Hundreds of uses! This thick honey-like viscosity solution can be added to solvent based paints, lacquers, etc., and can be thinned with MEK or Toluene. Very elastomeric sealant. Dries clear. You won't find this anywhere else at any price!

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  Polypropylene, small chunks, Stock #C165BA
Make clear, elastomeric resin. Disolves in Toluene to make solutions that dry "frosted" in color with a soft rubber-like feel to it. Can be mixed with other plastics to make them softer and more pliable (melted together and mixed for blow-molding. One pound makes 2-4 quarts of solution in toluene. Can be tinted easily with solvent dyes. Great insulation for wire and cord. Popular, inexpensive sealant and insulator!!

 $3.50/ lb  $16.40/ 5 lbs 1 lb makes 2-4 qts in Toluene

  Polypropylene Resin Solution - Stock #C165BB - ORM
Elastomeric sealant/binder. Clear thick solution in toluene, self cures to a "frosted" coloration with a rubbery feel to it when dry. Can be tinted easily with solvent dyes. Great insulation for wire and cord. Popular, inexpensive sealant and insulator!! Can be added to other solvent vehicle binders to add slight "tack" to the cured product.

 $13.95/quart (4 lbs)

 Polystyrene Resin - chips, dissolves in toluene to make solutions - Stock #C165B1
Basically plastic granules that dissolve in toluene for use as a strong plastic adhesive and sealant. Used to glue plastic aerial shell halves together and glue time fuse in place. Dries rigid and white in color. Can be tinted with solvent dies or made elastomeric by adding 5% or so plasticizer.

 $4.55/ lb  $20.80/ 5 lbs  $39.00/ 10 lbs


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 COPPER CLAD FIBERGLASS CHIPBOARD - 1 OZ COPPER COATING BOTH SIDES

This is the same material used for constructing printed electronics/computer circuit boards. It comes in various thickness supplied here for use in making conductive slurry "strip igniters" as well as electric match head "chips" as explained in the book "Match Chip Construction & Low Cost Firing Systems" listed above. For chips we supply the material in two thickness for a variety of match firing resistance measurements. The most commonly used of the two is the 1/32". The 1/16" is used for slightly higher resistance and/or routing the edge slightly before wire wrapping to make chips similar to those incorporated in the construction of the Atlas® Match. Each 6" X 6" board will make 800 to 1024 igniter chips as per the instructions in the (optional) book listed above.

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1/32" (.031") x 6" x 6" - COPPER CLAD FIBERGLASS MATCH BOARD $9.00/pkg of 2 3oz/pkg
FCB062
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1/16" (.062") x 6" x 6" - COPPER CLAD FIBERGLASS MATCH BOARD $10.80/pkg of 2 3oz/pkg



 NICHROME (NICKEL CHORMIUM) NON-PYROTECHNIC FLASH POT IGNITERS - 6"

These wire igniters are made from a six inch lenght of non-insulated Nichrome resistance wire for use in AC stage effects flash pots for ignition of non-concussion type mixtures. The wire, passed through the composition, burns completely with a snap when power from 120 volt AC outlet is applied to both ends operated through a switch. We supply this wire in a 6 ft continuous length. Cut and use only what you need - less waste!

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NICHROME SPECIAL EFFECTS FLASH & SMOKE POT IGNITERS $3.00/dozen (6ft) 1oz/package

 36 GAUGE TINNED COPPER IGNITION ELEMENT WIRE

Used as an outer counter-wrap on homemade imitation thermalite for ignition and rapid propagation. Supplying only one wire will double the burn rate of the ignition cord. Two would create explosive reactions.

F522/36

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 MAGNET WIRE - 26 & 28 AWG VARNISH INSULATED

Besides the obvious applications, this fine varnish insulated wire is used by special effects pyrotechnictions to make electric squibs for body/ bullet hits and other applications. The fine wire bends easily to form any shape and is easily concealed in hemlines, wall cracks, etc.. Electric match chips are easily attached by twisting two lengths magnet wire together. The two leads are dipped 1/8" into molten solder to tin them and burn the insulation from the wiree at the same time. The match chip is then soldered to them by tinning the pencil point tip and applying it to the magnet wire contacting the chip. This is repeated on the other side as well. The chip is then dipped in pyrogen or a small explosive slurry for bullet hit/blood bladder activation. Can be reused many times by cutting the fired chip off and replacing it or they may be used as an electric match by cleaning the chip and dipping in Firefox Liquid Element™ (see write up on Liquid Element™ and other pyrogens located in ignition section of catalog). Many similar applications! Price per 50' roll.

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Varnish Insulated Magnet Wire - 26 awg / 50 ft roll
$7.25/50 ft roll    (3 oz)
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Varnish Insulated Magnet Wire - 28 awg / 50 ft roll
$7.25/50 ft roll    (3 oz)

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NICHROME (NICKEL CHROMIUM) IGNITION & HEATING ELEMENT WIRE

Bare nickel chromium wire used for making electric squib/igniters, heating elements or for heat cutting wire as used in arrow fletching, cutting saran wrap & plastic film, etc. Uses AC & DC power sources. Can be easily soldered by using the Ruby fluid® liquid flux listed in the wire section of the catalog and silver based solder (not lead based). The smaller the diameter, the higher the resistance and the less power it takes to heat red hot and burn through. 30 ga or finer is used for electric igniters. 45 guage or finer is used to make electric match "chips" as explained in our book "Electric igniter chip construction & low cost portable firing systems" listed above.

Stock # Gauge & Length Resistance Per Ft Price Ship Wt
F521/24
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24 gauge  .0201" dia - 10 ft coil (1.609 ohms/ft resistance) $5.20/10' coil 1 oz
F521/24R
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24 gauge  .0201" dia - 198 ft roll (1.609 ohms/ft resistance) $60.00/198' roll 8 oz
F521/26
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26 gauge   .0159" dia - 10 ft coil (2.571 ohms/ft resistance) $4.65/10' coil 1 oz
F521/26R
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26 gauge   .0159" dia - 315 ft roll (2.571 ohms/ft resistance) $66.75/315' roll 8 oz
F521/28
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28 gauge   .0126" dia - 10 ft coil (4.090 ohms/ft resistance) $4.30/10' coil 1 oz
F521/28R
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28 gauge   .0126" dia - 498 ft roll (4.090 ohms/ft resistance) $72.40/498' roll 8 oz
F521/30
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30 gauge   .0100" dia - 10 ft coil (6.500 ohms/ft resistance) $4.50/10' coil 1 oz
F521/30R
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30 gauge   .0100" dia - 785 ft roll (6.500 ohms/ft resistance) $75.00/785' roll 8 oz
F521/32
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32 gauge   .0080" dia - 10 ft coil (10.16 ohms/ft resistance) $4.50/10' coil 1 oz
F521/32R
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32 gauge   .0080" dia - 1320 ft roll (10.16 ohms/ft resistance) $97.50/1320' roll 8 oz
F521/40
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40 gauge   .0031" dia - 10 ft coil (67.63 ohms/ft resistance) $4.65/10' coil 1 oz
F521/40R
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40 gauge   .0031" dia - 6000 ft coil (67.63 ohms/ft resistance) $157.50/6000' roll 1 oz
F521/47
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47 gauge   .00140" dia - 10 ft coil (344.4 ohms/ft resistance) $4.75/10' coil 1 oz
F521/49
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49 gauge   .00140" dia - 10 ft coil (604 ohms/ft resistance) $4.75/10' coil 1 oz
F521/50
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50 gauge   .00099" dia - 10 ft coil (640 ohms/ft resistance) $4.75/10' coil 1 oz



 

COPEL (NICKEL COPPER) RESISTANCE WIRE - IGNITER BRIDGEWIRE

This ultra fine Advance bare resistance wire has heating properties similar to Nichrome yet slightly lower resistance with one major difference - it is much easier to solder than Nichrome! Lead based solder may be used with Copel resistance wire, however, silver based solder is also recommended here. Excellent for use as igniter bridge-wire - simple and rapid production! Sold in 10 ft coils per size, continuous lengths for larger jobs. 45 guage or finer is used to make electric match "chips" as explained in our book "Electric Igniter Chip Construction & Low cost portable firing systems".

Stock # Gauge & Length Resistance Per Ft Price Ship Wt
Order.gif (311 bytes)   F523/32C 32 gauge / .0080"  dia    4.594 ohms/ft  $4.75 / 10 ft roll  1 oz per 10 ft 
Order.gif (311 bytes)    F523/35C 35 gauge / .0056"  dia    9.37   ohms/ft  $4.75 / 10 ft roll   1 oz per 10 ft 
Order.gif (311 bytes)    F523/38C 38 gauge / .0040"  dia  18.37   ohms/ft  $4.75 / 10 ft roll   1 oz per 10 ft 
Order.gif (311 bytes)    F523/40C  40 gauge / .0031"  dia  30.60   ohms/ft  $4.75 / 10 ft roll   1 oz per 10 ft 
Order.gif (311 bytes)    F523/45C  45 gauge / .00175" dia  95.10   ohms/ft  $4.75 / 10 ft roll   1 oz per 10 ft 

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