Paragon Fusion8

Glass Fusing    Glass Painting    Glass Slumping   

 

Paragon Fusion-8 Glass Fusing Kiln

The 8-sided Fusion-8 will open a world of creativity for you. Fire silk-screening on glass and decals, paint with frit and stringers, fuse recycled bottles. Experiment with glass weaving. Make kiln loads of glass pendants.

Even Heat Distribution from the Top and Sides

The Fusion-8 firebrick lid heating elements are seated in pinless grooves. A sidewall element, which is protected in recessed firebrick wall grooves, adds to temperature uniformity.

The standard insulating firebrick top can be upgraded to the optional deluxe ceramic fiber top. The fiber top is noted for keeping the kiln interior especially clean. Both tops have the same pinless element grooves.

Optional Glass Window

Many people consider the optional high temperature glass 1” x 3” window to be indispensable. You can watch every stage of fusing and slumping, from softening, to tack fuse, to full fuse, through the window at your convenience. By watching the glass, even beginners can fine-tune a digital program for precise results. When you see the glass fuse the way you had envisioned, write down the temperature shown in the display for future firings.

Dual Mechanical Relays

The Fusion-8 has dual mechanical relays for extra reliability. They send power to the elements on signal from the digital controller. Two relays last longer than the single relay of some competitive kilns because less amperage goes through each relay.

Optional Deluxe Mercury Relay

Order your new kiln with the quiet, reliable mercury relay instead of the standard mechanical relays. The life of a mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles. Mercury relays far outlast the standard mechanical relays and are optional on new kilns.

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Basic Fusion-8 Features

The Fusion-8 is 11” deep and includes a heating element in the sidewalls. Enjoy enhanced heat control with fusing, slumping, and embossing. The Fusion-8 fires on 240 volts.

  • Heating elements in top with pinless element groove
  • Heating element in the sidewalls of the Fusion-8
  • ¼” heavy duty sheathed Type-K thermocouple
  • 2 ½” insulating refractory firebrick in walls and bottom; 3” firebrick lid
  • Lock-in lid support
  • Full-formed galvanized steel base
  • Louvered switch box, heavy duty wiring
  • Switch box is sloped for comfortable operation of the controller
  • Tapered peephole with plug for a wide view

The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln. The Fusion-8 comes with the ¼” Type-K, which is hermetically sealed in a high-nickel metal sheath for long life.


Kiln Comes with Heavy Duty Rolling Stand, 18” Square x 18” High

A deluxe kiln stand with locking casters is included with the kiln. Enjoy the convenience of rolling the kiln out of the way when it is not in use. The stand is rock solid. It fits together with interlocking components that assemble with one size of bolt. (Ships unassembled.)

The 18” tall stand raises the kiln to a convenient height for loading and unloading. Should you need a vent, merely slide the collection cup of an Orton vent into a mounting bracket on the top of the stand.

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.

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.

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Specifications

Max. Temperature

1700F
926C

Amps

20

Phase

1

Watts

4800

Nema

6-20R

Breaker Size

20

Circuit Copper Wire Size

12 gauge

TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

Y

CE

N

IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.

Voltage

240

Hertz

60

Nema Details







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.

 

Kiln Type

Top Loading Round

Sides

8

Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

1.59 CU.FT.
45.02 litres

Chamber Width

17.50 IN
445 mm

Chamber Depth

11.00 IN
279 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

25.00W x 28.50D x 35.00H Inches
635W x 724D x 889H mm

The external kiln height includes a 18.5" tall stand.

Ship Size

30.50W x 30.50D x 32.00H Inches
775W x 775D x 813H mm

Ship Weight

192.00 Lbs.
87.09 Kg.

Ship Method & Notations

 

This Kiln Ships Via Truck