Paragon Fusion-7 Glass Fusing Kiln
Product quality and customer service
Bernadette Boutier of Grapevine,Texas wrote,I proudly show off my Fusion-7 to my stained glass buddies . I am not the usual hot glass artist,but rather an odd duck that enjoys refurbishing antique stained glass windows . Much of the glass used in those old windows can never be made again due to the nature of the silicas,colors,and manner in which they were manufactured 100 years ago . I am left to either use new glass made by the various glass companies where the color is not quite right,or I work (play) on fusing several types of new glass that looks like (or comes close) to the broken glass that I am trying to replace . I’ve enjoyed the experimentation,and I get some awesome colors and textures .
I decided that I wanted a Paragon for several reasons: I had heard that the quality was tops,and I found that to be true,Bernadette continued . Second,the service by Paragon and the folks who work there is second to none . I could go on and on about why I like my Fusion-7,but in a nutshell,I loveit because it is the largest kiln that will run off a 120 volt line,and it is so very versatile,with more room than you would think when working with relatively large pieces of glass . It is a great product,and you guys just keep on keeping on with what you’re doing .
Judith Conway of glass e-book fame wrote,The Paragon Fusion-7 is an excellent kiln . Operating on regular household current,it is an easy addition to your home/studio . And Paragon offers better-than-excellent customer service . We have sold many,many Fusion-7’s,and all our customers/students/friendsrecommend them to others as both a great starter kiln and a kiln to keep on hand for both test firing and smaller firing and smaller loadfiring in the years to come .
The excitement of fusing glass
Paragon's Fusion-series digital hot glass kilns are packed with exciting features . They come in 6,7,8 and 10-sided versions . Imagine the glass you could fuse and slump with the Fusion-7 . Make bowls,pendants,earrings,cufflinks,and even bracelets . Enjoy glittering dichroic glass . Make treasured gifts for your friendsand family . When you own a Paragon kiln,you can experiment with new glass ideas to your heart's content .
Pinless element grooves
The Fusion-7 heats from the top . For reliability,the elements are mounted in pinless element grooves . Since the element coils are wider than the groove opening,the elements do not need pins .
18 tall stand,galvanized base plate
An 18 tall stand comes standard with the Fusion-7 . The stand raises the kiln to a comfortable height for loadng and operation . A heavy galvanized steel base completely covers the reversible firebrick bottom . The base folds up under the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firingchamber . This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last .
The Fusion-7 is made with insulating firebricks,which store heat for slow cooling . Thus,smaller,thinner projects may not need additional heat during the annealing range . The lid is 3 thick and the walls and bottom are 2½thick .
Features of the Fusion-7
Heating elements in the lid
Pinless element grooves
2½insulating refractory firebrick in walls and bottom; 3 firebrick lid
Sloped switch box for easy operation of the digital controller heavy duty sheathed Type-K thermocouple
Lock-in lid support
Full-formed galvanized steel base
Louvered switch box,heavy duty wiring
Tapered peephole with plug for a wide view
The Fusion-7 ships by UPS/FedEx . Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service . Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely .
Detailed instruction manuals
Included with your kiln is a printed controller instruction manual,a printed glass manual,and blank firingrecord sheets . The manuals have been painstakingly researched and are written in plain English,printed in two colors,and are fully illustrated .
Paragon customer support
When you buy a Paragon kiln,you become a family member of the Texas factory . Should you ever need help,we are here long after the sale . We are open from 7 a .m . to 5:30 p .m . Central Standard Time,Monday through Thursday . Our expanded hours allow us to serve customers in differing time zones . Not only can you phone us directly; we also have a wide network of repair technicians throughout the U .S .
Kiln Comes with Heavy Duty Rolling Stand,18 Square x 18 High
A deluxe kiln stand with locking casters is included with the kiln . Enjoy the convenience of rolling the kiln out of the way when it is not in use . The stand is rock solid . It fits together with interlocking components that assemble with one size of bolt . (Ships unassembled .)
The 18 tall stand raises the kiln to a convenient height for loadng and unloadng . Should you need a vent,merely slide the collection cup of an Orton vent into a mounting bracket on the top of the stand .
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 .