Paragon F-130 Elite Lamp Working Kiln
You can make figurines up to 12 tall in the F-130 . Anneal large glass beads and marbles . Raise the spring-loadd vertical-drop door to insert a glass figurine with a punty rod . Lower the door . The punty rod will extend outside the firingchamber through the smaller 4 x 8 punty rod door . This allows even large glass pieces to anneal safely .
Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroic glass . This kiln will give you a haven of creative enjoyment that will immerse you for many years . Imagine how it could change your life style .
The Paragon F-130 works flawlessly . I consider it one of the better investments in my craft . It's purely amazing how well the controller will maintain your proper temperature . –Mike Nichols of Huntsville,Texas
Thick firebricks; sidewall element
The firebricks in the roof,walls,door,and bottom are 3 thick . This is 20% more insulation than the standard 2½firebricks in the walls and bottom of our earlier F-130 kilns . The extra insulation enables the F-130 to maintain a temperature hold with greater ease . Sidewall heat is now standard in the F-130 . The element heats from the sides and back of the kiln in dropped,recessed wall grooves .
Deluxe door gaskets
Because of a gap under the small punty rod door,you can usually close the door all the way even when mandrels extend past the firingchamber . This helps to retain the heat in the kiln . Powerful,rare-earth magnets hold the punty rod door in the open and closed positions . To further retain heat,the 4 x 8 punty rod door is 2 thick and includes two woven,flexible high-temperature gaskets .
Slide-out mandrel holder
The mandrel holder can be adjusted horizontally and vertically without tools . Position the heavy-duty welded mandrel holder anywhere from 4½to 13 in front of the main section of kiln floor . (Note: The firebrick extension on the front of the kiln extends 3 beyond the front edge of the kiln floor .) Then tighten the mandrel holder with thumb screws . The holder slides inside steel tubes in the base of the kiln . The stainless steel mandrel rest,which includes 7 slots,can be adjusted vertically .
Sloped control panel
The control panel is angled for easy viewing and operation of the digital controller . Program the kiln from a comfortable position . The controller,pilot light,and switch are mounted on a brushed stainless steel plate . Gain easy access to the electrical components by removing the front panel .
Stainless steel rod warmer
To save production time,pre-heat glass rods on top of the kiln . The 5 long stainless steel rod warmer is slotted for five rods .
Made in America
The kiln is made at the Paragon factory in Mesquite,Texas,which is about 20 minutes east of Dallas . Our kilns are not merely assembled−they are hand crafted .
Tested by TUV
And for your safety,the F-130 is tested by TUV,Germany's leading testing lab,to meet UL and CSA standards . The kiln includes an on/off switch for your convenience .
Basic kiln features
On/off switch; easily reboot the controller .
Safety pilot light
Dropped,recessed sidewall element grooves
3 insulating refractory firebricks in the roof,walls and bottom
Electrical components stay cool in a slotted base .
Precisely balanced spring-loadd vertical-drop door
Double gaskets under the 2 thick,4 x 8 punty rod door
Rare earth magnets hold the punty rod door open or closed .
Stainless steel sheet metal screws
TUV tested to UL and CSA standards .
Made in the USA
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 .