Paragon CS-26 Kiln
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|At no extra charge you can order your new kiln in one of the custom colors below instead of the standard blue or black! |
Please note: colors may vary slightly.
Paragon CS-26 Glass Fusing Kiln
Paragon’s square CS-26 digital glass clamshell kiln is easy to load, because the top and walls lift out of the way, giving you full access to the kiln bottom. Assemble glass projects directly onto a shelf inside the kiln. Add stringers and glass frit to delicate designs. Since you can assemble pieces without having to move them before firing, you can often do away with glue. After the kiln shelf is loaded and you are ready to fire, lower the kiln top.
Imagine the glass murals you could make with the CS-26. Fuse and slump glass bowls and plates. Imagine how many pendants, earrings, or cufflinks you could fire in one load. Make your own glass bracelets. Try glass techniques that you’ve learned at seminars or online glass forums. Add glittering dichroic glass to your artwork. Make gifts that your loved ones will display in glass cases and enjoy for perhaps generations. When you own a Paragon CS-26, you can experiment with glass fusing to your heart’s content. You will have the freedom to experiment any time you want.
The Top is Easy to Lift
Heavy-duty air pistons lighten the top. The comfortable lid handle stays cool and extends across the width of the kiln for convenient opening. A woven rope seal mounted on all four sides of the top acts as a gasket and cushions the top. The mating surfaces between the kiln top and bottom are hardened and sealed with a special refractory coating.
The top of the kiln is protected with a sleek outer black sheet metal cover. The element connectors in the lid stay cool because of ventilation slots and a 3” air gap between the outer cover and a secondary inner steel cover. As you can see, we have gone all out in the sturdy construction of the CS-26.
Quartz Tubes Help Eliminate Dust
The lid elements are protected in six quartz tubes for a cleaner kiln interior. There is less dust in the kiln, because there are no element grooves in the firebrick top, which is one continuous, smooth surface. The quartz tubes protect the elements from contamination with foreign materials that could shorten the element life. The tubes absorb very little heat, allowing the elements to heat the firing chamber efficiently. Quartz tubes also protect the user from contact with the elements.
Elements in the Top and Sides for Superior Heat Distribution
For unsurpassed heat distribution, the CS-26 includes not only quartz-tube-enclosed elements in the top but also three rows of sidewall elements. The sidewall element coils are protected in dropped, recessed grooves for long life.
Mercury Relay for Your Peace of Mind
The CS-26 has features not found on many competitive kilns. For instance, a mercury relay is standard on this kiln. The relay sends power to the heating elements on command from the digital controller. The industrial-grade mercury relay in the CS-26 far outlasts mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles. The mercury relay is the longest-lasting relay we sell.
Easy Maintenance Control Panel
The sleek CS-26 is designed for easy maintenance. You can quickly remove the sloped front control panel for easy access to the electrical components. They are thoughtfully laid out for quick maintenance inside a large working area. The ventilation slots keep the control panel cool. The control panel includes an on/off switch and a pilot light. For your convenience, flip the switch to turn off power to the controller.
Reliability at the Heart of the Kiln
The CS-26 has a two-year warranty. The temperature sensor, or thermocouple, is sheathed with high-nickel stainless steel for long life. A heavy steel base supports the reversible brick bottom completely. The base comes with mar-proof rubber feet. The walls and bottom are made from hand-selected insulating firebricks. These features are extra assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.
Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation. The thermocouple, which senses temperature inside the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life. The CS-26 uses the digital 12-key Sentry 2.0 controller.
The CS-26 is painted with a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.
The Ease of Digital Firing
You will enjoy the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry controller continually monitors the firing so you do not need to closely watch the kiln. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln occasionally during firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) You can try a demonstration of the controller on your computer by clicking here. The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.
Paragon’s innovative Sentry controller will help you achieve consistent results from one firing to the next. The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller user-friendly.
Do you ever wonder how much electricity your kiln uses? The digital controller can figure this for you with the press of a button. Find out how little a kiln actually costs to fire.
Made in USA
Paragon kilns are made in America to exacting standards. As part of our relentless pursuit of perfection, Paragon kilns go through a rigorous inspection before crating. When you call Paragon during business hours, a customer service professional will answer the phone. Your call is too valuable to be sent to an answering system.
Optional colors at no extra charge
Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.
Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period.
|Max. Temperature||1700° F |
|Amperage 240 Volts||30|
|For electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit www.paragonweb.com|
|Receptacle Type||NEMA 6-30R|
|Circuit Copper Wire Size||8 Gauge|
|TUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499||No|
|Important: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns. If you would like more information please contact us.|
|Control Type||Sentry Digital 12-key|
|Kiln Type||Top Loading Square|
|Chamber Volume (Cubic Feet)||5.18|
|Chamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)|| |
26W x 26L x 13.25D
|The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom||36.25W x 42D x 27.75H Inches |
|Ship Size||43W x 47D x 36H Inches|
|Ship Weight||523 lbs.|
|Ship Method & Notes||This Kiln Ships Via Truck.|
Options and Accessories
Recommended furniture kit (also called a shelf kit) for the Paragon CS-26 and equivalent sized kilns. Included:
1 - C-24GL Shelf (24” square x 1”)
4 – 1/2” long, 1” wide Square Posts
1 lb. Bag Glass Separator
Shipping Weight: 60.00 Lbs. ( 27.22 Kg.)
Glass is fired in the kiln on a shelf. Coat the shelf with glass separator to prevent the glass from sticking to the shelf. Place short posts between the shelf and the kiln bottom to circulate heat around the shelf.
Paragon’s durable cordierite shelves resist warpage and thermal shock. They are volume-stable. (Note: The photo shows a general assortment of furniture rather than the exact contents of this furniture kit.)
Lid or Door Safety Switch
The optional lid or door safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised or door is opened. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid or front of the door. IMPORTANT: The lid or door safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe. CS and Fusion 14, 16 and 19 Double Bead Doors
Anneal glass beads in your kiln with the optional double bead doors. They come complete with a bead mandrel holder.
CS and Fusion 14: 2" x 5 3/8" doors
CS and Fusion 16: 2" x 6 3/8" doors
CS and Fusion 19: 2" x 7 7/8" doors
Note: The kiln may fire a little slower when equipped with the bead doors. 21in High Stand with Casters
ST-8-2, with casters. Deluxe GL Stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST8-2 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 21" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. Move the kiln out of the way when not in use with smooth-rolling casters. The table is 140 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships fully assembled. 30 1/4" square x 21" high.
Shipping Weight: 160.00 Lbs. ( 72.58 Kg.) 28in High Stand with Casters
ST-8-3, with casters. Deluxe GL Stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST8-3 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 28" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. Move the kiln out of the way when not in use with smooth-rolling casters. The table is 147 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships fully assembled. 30 1/4" square x 28" high.
Shipping Weight: 174.00 Lbs. ( 78.93 Kg.) 28in High Stand without Casters
ST-8, without casters. Deluxe stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, Pearl-22, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty ST-8 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 28" height. Begin operating your kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. The table is 147 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships fully assembled. 30 1/4" square x 28 1/4" high.
Shipping Weight: 173.00 Lbs. ( 78.47 Kg.) 31in High Stand with Casters
The heavy-duty ST8-1 stand raises your kiln to a convenient 30 3/4" height. Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. Move the kiln out of the way when not in use with smooth-rolling steel casters. The table is 150 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships fully assembled. 30 1/4" square x 30 3/4" high. Shipping dimensions: 38" wide x 36" deep x 35" high.
Shipping Weight: 177.00 Lbs. ( 80.29 Kg.)
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- 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.
When you buy a kiln from Krueger Pottery Supply and you live within 150 miles of our location in St. Louis or staff typically delivers your kiln on one of our delivery trucks. Our staff will unpack your kiln and set it up in your building. We are not licensed electricians so we cannot do any electrical work on your home or businesses electrical system to install a kiln. Consult a qualified electrician to have a circuit run or check your existing configuration. We will also haul away all trash and packaging at your request. Cardboard and packaging are recycled if at all possible.