|25" (width) x 15" (depth) x 8" (height)
|36" (width) x 28" (depth) x 24" (height)
|(2) Side by Side 12" x 12" Shelves - NOT INCLUDED
|Top Element Only
|Fires to 1700° F
This kiln is a beast! The Paragon F-200 is a true high-performance kiln and is like having two kilns instead of one. The 2” tall, 11” wide double doors give you 22” of width for inserting bead rods and, with the element in the top, you can fuse and slump glass up to 6” tall. When you raise the spring-loaded vertical-drop door to insert a glass figurine with a punty rod, the punty rod can extend outside the firing chamber through the smaller punty rod door thus allowing the glass to anneal safely.
It has durable insulating firebricks in the roof, walls, and floor. The element is mounted in the top of the kiln and seated in pinless grooves for safety. There is no sidewall element. The thermocouple, which senses temperature inside the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life. No extra stand is needed; the built-in base stays cool even during extended hold times.
Solid State Relays
The F200 has solid-state relays that are mounted to aluminum heat sinks. SSR's last far longer than standard mechanical relays and offer better temperature control during holds. SSR's also have no moving parts to wear out. You will also notice is that SSR's are silent. The only sound you will hear just the reassuring hum of the heating elements.
Interested in Making Your Own Metal Parts and Pieces?
What is Lost Wax Casting? It is the process of making or carving a shape in wax, then making a mold of the wax shape, and then casting that shape into metal from the mold. The mold is a negative image of the wax. The wax is melted out of the mold through hollow channels called sprues. Lost wax burnout is the process of preparing a casting mold for the melted metal that will be poured into it.
Stainless Steel Wax Trays
If you want to do Lost Wax Casting, you'll need a stainless steel wax tray. Here's the one you'll need for this kiln; a Stainless Steel Wax Tray, 14″ X 14.″ This Stainless Steel Wax Tray system will fit well in your kiln and allow you to do lots of wax burnout.
Place your molds on the removable expanded metal top. The wax will drip from the molds into the tray underneath. Then remove the wax tray before the kiln gets hotter than 300°F / 148°C. Note: Burning wax inside a kiln can damage the firebricks. Check out this 14 x 14" Stainless Steel Wax Tray out to help you in your projects. Here's the link.
Want to learn more about Lost Wax Casting? Here is a link to a cool internet guide we found that you can use as a reference: Lost Wax Casting Tutorial and Guide
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