Furutech DFV-1 LP Flattener Irons Your Warped Vinyl

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We've known Furutech to build some crazy home theater accessories like the DeMag, so it doesn't surprise us that they also make the DFV-1, a vinyl LP flattener that relies on precision heating and cooling to get the job done. For $1,480, it might be overkill for repairing my now unplayable Christmas in the Stars Star Wars Christmas album. Maybe I should try the $12 internet home remedy first, or just buy a good one on eBay. [Furutech via Crave]

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Use global warming to your advantage:

1. Go to your local home improvement warehouse and buy 2 12" square smooth cement pathstones (of course you can always pour your own, just make sure they're extremely smooth and at least an inch thick).

2. Keeping the warped records in their protective paper inner sleeves, stack them neatly. For "bowl" records, stack them in an alternating concave/convex fashion.

3. Find a spot where the stack will be exposed to sunlight for at least 6 hours and left undisturbed. Place one flagstone down, place the stack of records on top (make sure the stack is as even as you can get it) and gently place the other flagstone on top.

4. Leave it.

5. Periodically check the stack to see if any of the records have improved. If they have, remove them and leave the rest.

I have evened out about 100 records this way.