The BlueBird safely anneals glass beads to prevent breakage during cooling . The kiln,made in America to exacting standards,opens doorways of opportunity in beadmaking . Enjoy a full 20 of width with the 2 x 10 / 50mm x 254mm double doors . This kiln is ideal for busy seminar teachers . It is like having two kilns in one .
Improved ceramic fiber firingchamber
The BlueBird features new sinusoidal wavy elements,which are embedded close to the inner surface of the high-tech,vacuum-formed ceramic fiber top . This is an improvement over our earlier embedded coiled elements,because the wavy elements are mounted closer to the surface . This enables the elements to radiate heat faster for longer element life . The ceramic fiber top reduces dust inside the kiln .
The BlueBird features space-age ceramic fiber walls and bottom for fast,efficiently heating .
Mandrel holders,glass rod warmer
Insert bead mandrels into the kiln . The mandrels rest outside the kiln on a 3-deep slotted stainless steel mandrel holder,cradled at two points .
We have added exciting new performance-enhancing features to the BlueBird,such as the glass rod warmer on top of the kiln . Pre-heating glass rods saves production time .
Door latches and rare-earth magnets
Side latches hold the doors closed while the kiln is heating to annealing temperature . Phenolic knobs stay cool to the touch . Rare-earth magnets hold the doors open when needed . A safety switch on the front panel turns off power to the controller when the kiln is not in use . Use the switch to reboot the controller when needed .
Sloped panel for easy operation
To save table space,the Sentry Xpress digital controller is mounted under the kiln in an ergonomic,sloped panel for easy operation . The built-in base stays cool even during extended hold times . It is slotted to dissipate heat and comes with mar-proof rubber feet .
The steel base supports the kiln in two layers . The upper steel base supports and strengthens the ceramic fiber floor; the lower steel base covers the entire kiln bottom where it rests on your worktable . Electrical components are mounted to the lower base,away from the heat of the firingchamber .
Economical to fire
The BlueBird plugs into a standard household outlet . It draws only 1,500 watts . The kiln ships by convenient UPS/FedEx . Specially designed cartons and vacuum-formed padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely .
The BlueBird’s user-friendly 3-key Sentry Xpress digital controller automatically maintains the annealing temperature that you select . The controller is packed with features but is user friendly .
Daniel and I are a husband and wife team and lovethe fact that with the BlueBird we have plenty of space for our beads when working together in the studio . Wonderful kiln! — Jenelle Aubade of SFD Glass Studio in Fayetteville,North Carolina . You can downloada free copy of a lampworking bead tutorial . Click here .
Features of the BlueBird
digital Sentry Xpress controller
Double 10 x 2 doors
adjustable slotted stainless steel mandrel holder
glass rod warmer
Door latches hold the doors closed; rare-earth magnets hold them open
6 deep firingchamber (measured with doors closed)
Ceramic fiber roof,walls,and floor
Embedded roof element
1-thick ceramic fiber doors
Mandrel holders with 20 slots
1200℉ maximum temperature
Mar-proof rubber feet
On-off safety switch
Designed for production
Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use . Fire your new kiln every day if you want,even in commercial settings . That will have no effect on the warranty period .
Optional colors at no extra charge
Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry,black,blue,hot pink,jade,navy,purple,or turquoise . Scroll down to see color samples in the options section .