Paragon FiberFuse-16 Glass Kiln
The kiln has a lid safety switch,which means the power to the elements is automatically turned off when you open the lid . The kiln operates on a common 120 volt household outlet and usesonly 1,800 watts . That is the wattage of many hair dryers used in homes throughout America . The heat is safely kept inside the kiln even at its highest temperatures . The kiln usesefficient ceramic fiber insulation and is easy to operate .
Exciting projects you can make
Create vibrant,color-saturated fused and slumped glass in the 120 volt FiberFuse-16 . Own this kiln and experiment with new glass designs to your heart's content . Use the FiberFuse-16 to experiment with reactive glass colors,screen printing on glass,and glass clay . Even fire decals . You will enjoy painting not just with liquid colors but with glass frit and stringers Enjoy the element of surprise that glass offers .
Ideal for teachers
The FiberFuse-16 fires up to 1700℉ (926℃) . It is suitable for teaching glass fusing seminars,because it is portable,it plugs into a standard household outlet,and it ships by UPS/FedEx .
Light weight ceramic fiber
Ceramic fiber,the space-age insulation in the FiberFuse-16,absorbs less heat than firebrick kilns do . For this reason the FiberFuse-16 fires and cools faster than larger firebrick kilns . Use the FiberFuse-16 to fire small,quick projects at art centers,college classes,and even engineering laboratories . Test batches of glass pendants or earrings before making large quantities in your main studio kilns .
The lid,walls,and bottom are 2 thick . The sides are wrapped in a protective steel case . A deluxe steel top with welded corners covers the lid for durability . Yes the lid is still light enough to lift with one hand . The wooden lid handle stays cool even during extended firingand annealing times .
Surface-mounted sidewall heating elements
The FiberFuse-16 features new surface-mounted sinusoidal wavy elements . This eliminates element grooves,thereby increasing the efficiency of the wall insulation for faster heating . Heat distribution in the FiberFuse-16 is so even that the kiln can fire glass without lid elements .
The built-in stand,complete with mar-proof rubber feet,raises the kiln off the work surface . Raise the kiln to a convenient height by placing it on a fire-proof steel table .
Heavy duty electrical components
The control panel is slotted for air circulation,so the electrical components stay cool even during long temperature holds . Reboot the controller or turn off the kiln with the convenient toggle switch . Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation . And,of course,the FiberFuse-16 is made in America by skilled craftsmen and women at our Mesquite,Texas factory .
A lid safety switch is standard
The FiberFuse-16 ships with a safety switch that shuts off the power to the elements when the lid is opened . The temperature controller remains powered with the lid open and automatically resumes firingwhen you close the lid .
On/off toggle switch . The controller is easy to reboot .
Built-in steel base with mar-proof rubber feet
Light-weight ceramic fiber lid for easy loadng
A steel cover with welded corners protects the entire top of the lid .
The control panel is slotted for air circulation .
Surface-mounted elements eliminate element grooves and therefore take maximum advantage of the wall insulation .
No special wiring is needed . Runs on standard outlet .
Wooden lid handle stays cool .
Sloped switch box for easy operation of the digital controller
Made in the USA
Ships by convenient UPS/FedEx .
Colorful 28-page kiln instruction manual (In addition,the kiln also comes with a separate controller manual .)
The FiberFuse-16 can ship by UPS within the United States to give you lower shipping cost and faster service . Specially designed UPS-approved cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely . Paragon is centrally located in the U .S . along a major shipping route,which often reduces shipping costs and delivery time . We pass this cost savings directly to you .
Support after the sale
We are here to help you long after the sale should you ever need it . We are open from 7 a .m . to 5:30 p .m . Central Standard Time Monday through Thursday . We also have a wide network of independent repair technicians throughout the U .S .
The Magic of Owning a Kiln
At high temperatures,magical things happen to glass . Ask glass artists . They will tell you that the kiln offers many serendipitous surprises . Even after many years as a glass artist,you will still enjoy opening your FiberFuse-16 to see your new creations .
Thermocouple with special limit wire
The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln . It is the small rod that extends into the firingchamber . The¼ wide Type-K,14-gauge,exposed-tip thermocouple is made with special-limit wire for superior accuracy . The exposed tip gives the controller a fast response time for even temperatures during holds . The thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards .
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 .