VW, the Coal-trol digital thermostat is for controlling electric anthracite coal stokers. It will not work on a hand fired stove.
The D.S.Machine stoves look very well made and I think that they are better looking than the Hitzer, Harman, Vermont Casting, or Reading. But I wouldn't overlook the Coal Chubby. I think that the Coal Chubby is the best looking, it really is easy to operate, and it is super efficient, plus the price is right!
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I won't steer anyone wrong and I have found from my experience that the Coal Stove Chubby is one of the best kept secrets in the anthracite burning community. The Chubby is easy to use, super efficient, great heat output, and looks great doing it!