Paragon F-500 Lamp Working Kiln
We are constantly improving the F-500 . The kiln is designed for annealing large glass figurines,beads,and marbles and is made at the Paragon factory in Mesquite,Texas USA . Imagine the huge glass pieces you could make with a kiln this large .
The massive F-500,with its towering door counter-weights and handsome black finish,is a workhorse that will raise your production . The F-500 simplifies annealing so you can immerse yourself in creating breathtaking ware .
Raise the counter-weight vertical-drop door to insert a punty rod and glass . Lower the door . The punty rod extends outside the firingchamber through a smaller punty rod door . The main door is balanced so it stays open where you stop it . Maintain the annealing temperature indefinitely with the Sentry Xpress 3-key controller .
Two 4 x 10½punty rod doors retain the heat
The main door includes two 4 x 10½punty rod doors . Two flexible gaskets under each door help to retain the heat . The punty rods can extend outside the kiln through the gap under the doors . This allows the doors to remain fully closed . The ceramic fiber punty rod doors are a full two inches thick to help retain heat . Rare-earth magnets hold the doors in the open and closed positions .
Adjustable rod rest
You can adjust the rod rest,which is positioned in front of the punty rod doors,with wing bolts . Adjust it horizontally and vertically without tools . Or remove the rod rest altogether when you don’t need it . You can order the optional stand for the F-500,with or without casters .
Durable 3 thick insulating firebricks; side elements
The insulating firebricks,wrapped in heavy-gauge steel,soak up heat for slow,efficient cooling . The firebricks are 3 thick,20% thicker than the standard 2½bricks,throughout the top,walls,bottom,and door . The heating elements are protected in dropped,recessed wall grooves for trouble-free firing Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns . Elements are coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available . The F-500 has no roof elements .
Heavy duty components
Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation .
Features of the F-500
3-key digital Sentry Xpress controller
15 deep firingchamber (measured with doors closed)
3 thick firebrick roof,walls,door,and floor
Precisely balanced counter-weight vertical-drop door
2 thick ceramic fiber 4 x 10½punty rod doors with double gaskets
Rare earth magnets hold the punty rod door open or closed
Mandrel holder adjusts without tools
1200℉ maximum temperature
Dropped,recessed element grooves in the walls
Mar-proof rubber feet
On-off switch for your convenience
Made in the USA
A direct phone line
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 . Call us−we look forward to hearing from you .
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 .