Skutt Mini Scarab Glass Kiln
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About the Skutt Mini Scarab Kiln
A Staple for any Flameworking Shop
The Mini Scarab (not so mini) has become a very common fixture among the Flameworking Community. It's big enough to handle the most common pieces yet small enough to go mobile.
- 3 Doors with adjustable point rests designed for woring with borosilicate glass.
- Wooden handles stay cool, making it easy to operate the doors.
- Independent center door allows you to work with larger diameter tubing
- Designed by noted lampworking artist Marcel Braun
- Multiple handles for easy moving
- Mini Scarab operates on 20 amp breaker
- Comes standard with GlassMaster 33 Controller. A 4 button controller specifically designed for flameworkers who want to anneal borosilicate glass.
- The GlassMaster 33 allows you to design and store up to 4 custom programs with up to 8 segments per program.
- Comes standard with fan cooled, solid state relays for longer life and dependability.
|Electrical Specifications - Skutt Mini Scarab|
|Phase||Voltage||Amps||Max. Temp.||Cu. Ft.||Depth||Opening||Shipping Weight
||Copper Wire Size
||Breaker Size||NEMA Receptacle Config|
||12"||12" x 16"
Download a specification sheet for the Skutt Mini Scarab
The software for the COE Controller was developed by Flameworker Marcel Braun to fit the specific needs of the Boro Flameworker.
It can be easy as pressing Go to start working and Go twice to anneal your piece and call it a night.
The Controller is programmed to heat to 1100 F but you can set it for whatever temperature you want.
You can choose between the 3 preset Annealing programs or creat your own.
Marcel knows how important to know how long your piece is at he set point temperature. That is why he programmed a feature in the controller that tells you exactly that amount of time. If you dip below that temperature it waits until it is back to set point and restarts the clock.
It also includes built in striking and repair programs.
Primary Point Rest
The Primary Point rest is designed to slide up and down to support your rods and tubes. If your handles are extremely long we would suggest adding the Optional Secondary Point Rest which extends further out from the kiln and is fully adjustable up and down.
When you are ready to anneal you slide all the point rest up tight against the doggie door to seal off the chamber.
The point rest is constructed of solid brick and stainless steel for maximum life. To operate it simply loosen the the knob, slide the rest to the position desired and tighten the knob. It was specifically designed to be a one hand operation so you can hold your glass with the other hand.
Balanced Main Door
The Main Chamber Door hinge system has been completely redesigned with precision hardware for smoother operation. The door is balanced using an counterweight. The arms holding the counter weight were engineered with a precise bend that places the counterweight in a neutral position when the door is half open. This allows for enough weight when the door is down to keep it closed and keeps it from wanting to get away from you when you open it.
The entire door is constructed of insulating fire brick surrounded by heavy gauge stainless steel. The handle is also constructed of stainless steel to prevent corrosion.
The “Doggie” Door
The Doggie Door (sometimes referred to as bead door) is the brainchild of master flameworker Marcel Braun. It is constructed using a channeled stainless steel frame which holds a section of soft fiberboard. When you close the door it rests gently on your glass handles, sealing in the heat without scratching the glass. If they ever wear out you can replace them easily and inexpensively. The doors are counterbalanced to stay open on there own with weighted wood handles that stay cool to the touch.
Let’s face it, these kilns are heavy!. The last thing you want to do is to start wrestling around with them to get at a component that needs to be replaced. All Scarab kilns are designed with a Removable Chasis which holds all the main electrical and electronic components. Just remove the screws that hold it in place and slide it out. You can even disconnect the power cord and ship the whole thing back to Skutt for testing if necessary.
One of the most problematic components of kilns has traditionally been the relays. Mechanical relays have a limited life which is why Skutt has upgraded all Scarab Kilns with Solid State Relays. These relays or kept cool with a fan mounted in the side of the kiln (not necessary on the Mini Scarab because the Amps are so low).
Did I mention these kilns are heavy? Every Scarab kiln is equipped with two pairs of handles so the can be moved easier. The handles are ergonomically placed to balance the weight while you are carrying it and also positioned low enough so you can lift it onto a table.
Optional Secondary Point Rest
The Optional Secondary Point Rests, another unique design of Marcel Braun, are generally ordered on just about every Scarab that goes out of here. Flameworkers love its ability to hold long handles, preventing their work from popping up off the floor. Its well thought out design allows you to move the rest to almost any position you want. It not only moves in and out but also moves up and down. The scalloped edge ensures that your rods will stay in place. Do Not Forget To Order This Upgrade.
Purchasing the Optional Stand available for the Scarab and Mini Scarab is one of the smartest decisions you can make. Granted, it is not cheap…but that is because…well…IT”S NOT CHEAP. Did I mention these things are heavy? These stands are built to not only hold the weight, but also to roll around. Think how nice it would be to roll your kiln out to your pickup and then back out to your demo location. Believe me, having moved literally a ton of these kilns, it makes a difference.
The stands are constructed of heavy duty square tubing and are equipped with high quality locking metal wheels (won’ develop flat spots if they sit too long). It also has a convenient, built in, expanded metal tray that will catch falling glass and provides a place for your tools.
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Receiving a Kiln
Kilns are shipped on wooden pallets or crated in wooden boxes and delivery by a trucking company does not include unpacking the kiln, moving it into your building or hauling away any packing materials. If your kiln is being delivered to a residential location or a location without a loading dock we will request a lift gate so the kiln can be removed from the truck and placed on level ground. When the truck arrives the driver will unload the kiln and move it on the pallet or crate to a location near the truck. Most drivers are accommodating and will place the kiln in a reasonable location at your request BUT trucking companies are only required to unload the kiln from their truck so you should have a plan in place to move it to the final location. All kilns come with instructions on how to unpack and move your new kiln. For residential deliveries freight companies will schedule a delivery window with you in advance so you can be prepared to move your kiln to the final location.
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- It is YOUR responsibility to inspect merchandise prior to the delivery agent's departure. Inspecting your shipment includes checking for missing items as well as looking for damage to the items and the packaging. We have a signed BOL (Bill of Lading) stating that the shipment left our warehouse complete and in good condition so it is critical you inspect BEFORE signing for receipt. If you sign the receipt without a note indicating damage and/or missing items it is VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE for us to file a claim on your behalf.
- If the merchandise OR packaging appears to be damaged in any way, please note the damage on the freight bill and retain a copy (a photo of the paperwork is fine). This will aid in the return/replacement process. In the case of damage you may refuse the delivery. If you do this you must contact us immediately so we can work with the carrier to resolve the issue.
- If damage is discovered after the driver has left, contact us IMMEDIATELY. If you do not contact us within 5 days damage claims CANNOT be made with the carrier and you will be responsible for repair costs. As long as damage is reported to us within 5 days we can file a claim to get it repaired. For this reason it is critical you open and inspect all freight deliveries before the window closes.
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