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The portable and convenient Paragon FireFly
will give you unbridled freedom. It plugs in almost anywhere on a
household 120 volt outlet. Take this kiln to seminars or on vacation.
You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you
later buy a larger kiln, continue to use the small one for testing or
small projects. Perfect a new design in the small kiln before running
production quantities in the large kiln. A small test kiln is invaluable
in solving ceramic glaze problems.
The heat of the kiln is magical and offers
wonderful surprises. Stained glass, enamels, and ceramic glazes undergo a
complete transformation in the kiln. Opening a kiln to view your
treasures is a festive moment that you will never outgrow. Artists have
said, “Woohooo! Opening a kiln is a celebration!”
The firing results will thrill you. Create
breathtaking glass bracelets and pendants in the 8" square x 4 1/2" high
interior. Fire small glass casting molds and even drop molds. But you
are not limited to glass. Fire porcelain or stoneware pendants and
beads. Test glazes. The kiln has plenty of power to reach 2350 degrees
The Paragon FireFly is an excellent choice
for beginners. It fires rapidly. Yet you can slow it down with the
infinite control switch. The pilot light glows brightly during firing.
Enjoy digital accuracy on a modest budget:
Watch the kiln temperature on the hand-held, easy-to-read digital
pyrometer, which is included at no extra charge. The pyrometer will help
you determine the cooling rate of difficult glazes or know when to
begin monitoring glass. It takes the guesswork out of firing.
The reliable hand-held pyrometer weighs only
5 ounces and measures in degrees F up to 1999F. (Please note: If you
fire hotter than 1999 F, you will need a pyrometer that reads higher
temperatures.) The liquid crystal display is easy to read even in bright
daylight. Replace the Type-K thermocouple in seconds with a simple
The Paragon FireFly is made of durable 2
1/2" thick insulating firebrick, which stores heat for slow cooling and
safe annealing of smaller glass projects. The solid 2 1/2" thick
firebrick top and bottom help seal in the heat.
To strengthen the firing chamber, the
firebrick corners are fitted together with L-shaped notches. This type
of joint lasts longer than the butted joint and the "picture frame"
mitered joint found on competitive brands.
Dropped, recessed grooves protect the
replaceable heating elements for longer life. Wires are fastened to the
elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many
years in Paragon kilns. Rugged construction makes this kiln a little
This kiln is built to last. Elements are
coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available. They use
heat-dissipating element connectors refined and proven over many years
in Paragon kilns.
The hinged lid is self-adjusting to
compensate for expansion at high temperatures. The hinge includes a stop
that holds the lid open and out of the way. Lift the lid with a handle
on the front or a separate handle on the side.
A built-in 3" tall steel base with mar-proof
rubber feet covers the entire firebrick bottom. Place the kiln directly
onto a heat-resistant work surface. No extra stand is needed.
You can order the FireFly with an optional
glass window in the top. The glass window is rated to 2300°F (1260°C),
so it can easily withstand glass fusing temperatures. Please note,
however, that the window reduces the kiln’s maximum temperature to
approximately 2100°F (1148°C) and is meant for glass fusing. (You can
still fire porcelain and stoneware even with the window, but you will
need to plug the window with ceramic fiber.)
The FireFly switchbox is coated with a
durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose this type of paint
because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer
working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution. The
FireFly is made in America to exacting standards.
A stainless steel heat shield inside the
switch box protects wiring from contact with the case. Costly
nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature
glass-braided insulation. Louvers on the top, side, and bottom of the
switch box circulate air for the long life of the electrical components
while keeping dust inside the box to a minimum.
Temp F: 2,350 degrees
Volume: .16 cubic feet
Wire Size: 12
NEMA Receptacle: 5-15
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Paragon Kilns will delivered in approximately 5 weeks because each kiln is handmade proudly in America by skilled craftsmen.