|Model:||Hot Shot Oven and Kiln - HS-18K
|Dimensions Inside:||18" (length) x 6.5" (width) x 4.5" (height)|
|Dimensions Outside:||27" (length) x 19.5" (width) x 14.5" (height)|
|Max Temp:||2200° F for 240v, 2000º F for 120v
|Voltage:||120 volts / 240 volts - standard model|
|Amperage:||15 amps / 17 amps
NEMA 5-15R (20 amp breaker rec.) / For 240v NEMA L6-20R
|Shipping Weight:||67# (Motor Freight add 15#)
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- Novus 480D Controller (Standard build) Price listed is for the 120v model
- Extended 6-Foot Cord
- Solid State Relays
- Programmable Alarm
- Cool Touch Technology
- Side Opening Door with Cool Touch Handle
- Rear Vented Cooling Fan
- Responsive Thermocouple
- Replaceable High-Density Kiln Floor
- 18 Month Limited Warranty (The manufacturer's warranty as well as the optional add-on Extended Warranty Protection Plan do not cover a service contractor to provide in-home kiln repairs.)
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The Hot Shot 18K has been designed with the help of blacksmiths and knife makers to bring you the highest quality oven on the market. With a max temp of 2200F degrees, this is perfect for heat treating any knife metal. This oven comes in two different power configurations; a 15amp-120V is available, and for optimal performance, the 20amp-240V model is the standard offering. Please choose which model you'd like sent when ordering. (Remember: the 120V configuration of this kiln will heat up more slowly than the 240V version due to the power required for more speed and will have a maximum firing temperature of 2000º F. Please be aware of this trade-off when ordering.) This is truly a gem that can be used in even the smallest of shops and includes Hot Shot's cool-to-touch technology setting the bar for safety in the oven and kiln industry. Built-in the USA using the highest quality components we are excited to offer an oven that can be used anywhere by anyone!
Why Hot Shot Series?
Hot Shot has multiple different series available for any purpose. Although the Hot Shot line was developed for heat treating, we've tested them with glass and ceramics and they perform incredibly well! The kilns are capable of heating up to 2200°F and can temper up to 600°F.
Cool Touch Technology
Hot Shot Oven & Kilns are equipped with Cool-Touch Technology that provides a safe external temperature to allow for safer operation and protection of its surroundings. Each oven comes with a removable high-density fiber kiln floor. This is ideal to assist with project setup or if it needs to be replaced. It is built with a high-quality 304 stainless-steel core construction with a fan-cooled external powder-coated enclosure. It features a dual-layer air plenum for external heat management and precise temperature control.
Side Opening Fiber Lined Door with Cool Touch Handle
Using a heat-treating oven entails removing very hot material from the core to go to the next phase of the process. This oven is designed to have a side-opening door that can open far enough to not be in the way. The handle is designed for a one-handed operation for easy and quick removal of the material. Safety is a key concern so the cool touch handle is made from high-quality stainless steel. In addition, the door opens completely out of the way, to keep users safe.
Hot Shot ovens include a fiber-lined door and full fiber body, which absorbs less heat than a firebrick kiln. For this reason, Hot Shot ovens fire and cool faster when programmed to so you can use your Hot Shot kiln to fire small projects quickly!
Hot Shot Ovens come standard with a rear-vented cooling fan. The oven fan is regulated by the oven core temperature, therefore, it will not turn on immediately. While the cooling fan stays on, the outer surface of the oven will stay within 68°F/20°C of room ambient. Please make sure to keep the fan unit at least 3 inches from any wall or obstruction.
Solid State Relays INCLUDED (WOW!)
All Hot Shot ovens come standard with a solid-state relay. Having a solid-state relay eliminates the distractive clicking noise that a mechanical relay makes. A solid-state relay is also more dependable and provides a longer life expectancy than a mechanical relay. Best of all, Solid-state relays deliver better temperature regulation, keeping you closer to your target temperature at every step of your firing program.
Cutting Edge Performance
High-efficiency technology allows you to reach the maximum temperature of 2200 degrees F/1204 Degrees C with the use of the on-screen controller. This unit is equipped with a type “K” thermocouple and 16AWG Kanthal A-1 heating element.
Each piece of insulation is routered to fit perfectly together. This allows for the oven to maintain the temperature perfectly and not fluctuate due to gaps or poor fit. Each piece is routered to fit the heating element perfectly, so it has a snug fit. Each oven comes with a removable high-density kiln floor. This is ideal to assist with project setup or if it needs to be replaced.
The Optional TAP Controller from SDS Industries
The Most Advanced Kiln Control Technology Available! TAP (Temperature Automation by Proportional-Integral-Derivative) is the first commercially available consumer kiln controller that utilizes an intuitive graphical user interface to enable the glass or ceramic artist to immediately start programming and operating their kiln.
For all of us less technical, regular folks... this means an interactive touch screen! TAP is designed with similar functionality to many current 3-key and 12-key controllers, such as an Orton AutoFire® 3000 or the Sentry 2.0 Controller. However, its new technology provides the user with easier programming, more memory, and ultimately more control.
Need more information... download the TAP User Manual.
This Controller will come with a WiFi Dongle which is a plug-and-play device that functions as a receiver for your controller. **IMPORTANT: This Dongle can ONLY receive 2.4, NOT 5ghz! Click here...
Make your firings a smoother and easier process with TAP Controller's Mobile App. Remote monitor your firings with by-the-minute updates. TAP Mobile has the ability to make it easy to create, modify and update schedules remotely. Best of all, you can get push notifications about schedule step advancement, firing completion, and error conditions. Download the TAP Mobile app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store, and begin monitoring your kiln remotely!
Each unit comes standard with an integrated alarm that can be set to alert the user when a desired point or temperature is reached in the program.
We also have integrated a safety door switch that will de-energize the heating element when the door is open.
Heat Treat Oven Instruction Manual
Want to know more about this kiln before you buy? Click here to download the HS-18K with Novus 480D Programmable Controller manual or click here to download the HS-18K with TAP Controller manual and read more on these heat-treating ovens and kilns.
Heat Treating Recipes
Check out their 29-page Common Heat Treating “Recipes" Book. Find any type of steel and follow the heat-treating instructions to get your intended result! Click here.
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