KM-14T Knife Making Kiln

by Paragon Industries, Inc.
$1,669.47
$1,502.52

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Uses: Knife Making

Paragon KM-14T Knife Maker’s Heat Treating Furnace

Long lasting solid state relay

The KM14T now has a solid state relay, which lasts far longer than a standard mechanical relay. The solid state relay has no moving parts to wear out. The first thing you will notice is that the solid state relay is silent. You will hear just the reassuring hum of elements. The solid state relay makes heating elements last longer and offers better temperature control during holds.

Great knives helped carve out the wilderness, fight wars, and save lives. Explorers have carried them to distant lands. Knives have earned their place in history. At Paragon we are excited that knives heat treated in the KM-14T are making history right now. The KM-14T was our first knifemaking furnace. We introduced it in 1986 with an advertisement in Blade magazine. The KM-14T has the full 12-key Sentry controller.

  • Optional gas injection flow meter

    During heat treating, scale forms on the steel. You can eliminate most scaling by wrapping the blades in stainless steel foil. Or you can install the gas injection flow meter on your furnace. It is available as either an add-on kit, or you can order the furnace with the meter installed. The meter regulates the flow of an inert gas, such as argon, inside the furnace. The gas displaces the oxygen to prevent some of the scaling.The flow meter can be ordered with an optional solenoid kit, which enables you to turn the gas on or off for each segment, or stage, of the firing. Click Here for more details.

    The knifemaking kit

    In addition to the furnace, you will need a knifemaking kit, which separates the blades and holds them parallel inside the furnace. You can add the kit in the options to the right.

    Choose a side swing door or a drop door

    You can order a KM series heat treating furnace with either a drop door or a side-swing door. The photo above shows the traditional drop door. Will we verify your preference by telephone after your order. The price of the furnace is the same with either door style.

    The drop door opens downward with one-handed operation. A counter-weight handle holds the door securely closed. The door, whether drop or side-swing, is mounted on a heavy-duty 1/2” thick hinge shaft for smooth opening. Because of the rigid case and heavy hinge, the door is sturdy enough for years of faithful service.

    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.

  • Solid furnace construction

    The furnace is insulated with 3” thick refractory firebrick, which is 1/2” thicker than the standard. The elements are mounted in dropped, recessed grooves machined into the firebrick. This groove protects the element for long life and low maintenance. Elements are simple to replace because they can be lifted directly from the groove. You can replace elements following instructions in the printed manual. The firing chamber is protected by a rigid steel case. A built-in solid stand lifts the firing chamber safely off your worktable. The thermocouple wire is kept inside the control box for protection from the harsh environment of the typical bladesmith shop.

    Printed instruction manuals

    Your furnace includes a wiring diagram, a controller instruction manual, and a heat treating manual with heat treating instructions for D2, 440C, ATS 34 and 154 CM. The manuals are written in plain English for the beginner.

    Thermocouple with “special limit” wire

    The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln. It is the small rod that extends into the firing chamber. The ¼” wide Type-K, 14-gauge, exposed-tip thermocouple is made with special-limit wire for superior accuracy. The exposed tip gives the controller a fast response time for even temperatures during holds. The thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards.

    Designed for production

    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.

  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2350F
    1287C

    Amps

    16

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    1920

    Nema

    5-20R

    Breaker Size

    20

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    12 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

    N

    CE

    N

    Voltage

    120

    Hertz

    60

    Nema Details

    Kiln Type

    Front Loading Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    0.19 CU.FT.
    5.38 litres

    Chamber Width

    5.50 IN
    140 mm

    Chamber Depth

    14.50 IN
    368 mm

    Chamber Height

    4.25 IN
    108 mm

    The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom

    Outer Size

    17.00W x 27.00D x 17.00H Inches
    432W x 686D x 432H mm

    Ship Size

    28.75W x 28.50D x 23.00H Inches
    730W x 724D x 584H mm

    Ship Weight

    110.00 Lbs.
    49.90 Kg.

    Doorway Clearance Needed

    21.00 Inches
    533.40 mm

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck

    Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.

    The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.