Expected Production Times
Everyone wants to know when their kiln is going to arrive, right?
Kilns are just not like cars or refrigerators. They have so many customized options that they are not prebuilt and sitting on a shelf waiting to be purchased. A few smaller kilns have no options, but those too are no longer prebuilt. So they also require a wait.
These days with supply chain shortages and shipping delays our manufacturer's are having a tough time sourcing every part they need to build your kiln and then keeping those parts in stock. It's an uphill battle!
Right now each manufacturer has a different turnaround time for their kiln production and shipping.
(This is important, so read carefully....!) At Kilnfrog we're all about transparency and letting you know upfront that the information on this page is going to change from time to time as our vendors make improvements to their production times, or unfortunately, if their production times get longer due to supply shortages of one type of another. That also means that today, when you order your kiln, the timeframe may reflect one delivery date, but over time, that schedule may change and there could be a delay, or they could go faster. Please remember to be flexible. Everyone is doing their absolute best to get your equipment to you as fast as possible!!
With that in mind, here are the current Expected Production Times:
Olympic Kilns ship in about 12 weeks. Their larger industrial commercial kilns may take less time and ship in about 12-16 weeks. These are built on a separate production line. Their Ready-To-Ship kilns ship within 14 days.
Jen-Ken 120V brick kilns ship within 16 weeks. Jen-Ken's Fiber kilns may take up to a full 36-40 weeks.
Evenheat Kilns normally ship within about 4-6 weeks.
Paragon's Ready-To-Ship kilns will ship in 3-7 business days, sometimes less.
All other Paragon 120v kilns will ship in approximately 2-3 weeks. Standard large 240v kilns and heat-treating ovens will take approximately 4 weeks, while their custom builds may take up to 6-8 weeks.
Seattle Pottery Supply kilns ship within about 8-10 weeks.
Hot Shot Oven and Kilns ship in about 2-3 business days.
Covington Engineering Small Vibralaps (10 inch and 12 inch), Wet Belt Sanders ship within 4 weeks. Lap Wheels (Flat Grinders), Rociprolaps, Maxi Laps. 16" Vibralaps, and Saws vary and may take between 12-14 weeks to ship.
Ameribrade Grinder products vary from 2 weeks. Surface Grinding Attachment varies from approximately 4-6 weeks.
All other items such as glass, enamels, kiln accessories, etc. typically ship within 72 hours of your order being placed. Some may ship immediately!
Hopefully, this gives you an idea of what to expect from the different brands so you can make your decisions accordingly.
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