This compact device saves the time and expense of receiving a dry ice delivery. Set-up and use is safe and simple. Can be attached to a liquid CO2 cylinder equipped with a dip tube to produce a ready-to-use 250 to 350 gram block of dry ice in only a few minutes. Each 50lb. cylinder makes from 10-16 blocks of dry ice. Dry ice production can be viewed through the transparent polycarbonate body that secures without clamps, screws or tools ensuring easy removal of the solid block of dry ice and disconnection from the CO2 cylinder. The lightweight body is never as cold as the dry ice, even when filled, allowing safe transport of the unit and contents when wearing appropriate gloves. A rugged nickel-plated "pigtail" connects it to the CO2 cylinder valve which is used to regulate gas flow. Operates at very low pressure (displayed on the built-in dial gauge) and incorporates multiple pressure relief safeguards. Includes a 1.8m (6 ft) nickel-plated copper connecting tube with standard CGA 320 thread coupling for easy attachment to a LCO2 cylinder.