CS-14S Clamshell Glass Kiln (With Furniture Kit)

by Paragon Industries, Inc.
$1,327.51
$1,009.00
  • Introduction
  • Description
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Glass must be fired on a shelf. All of our glass kilns are shipped with the factory recommended furniture kit

    Uses: Glass Fusing Glass Painting Glass Slumping

    Optional Glass Window and Bead Door

    Enhance your glass fusing experience with the optional high temperature 1” x 3” glass window. It simplifies fusing by enabling you to watch every stage, from softening, to tack fuse, to full fuse. Watch the glass to fine-tune a digital program. (Always wear firing safety glasses, available from Paragon, while watching the glass through the window.)

    You can even anneal glass beads with your CS-14S. Order the optional double 2” x 5 3/8” bead doors, which mount to the front of the kiln. Use your kiln to safely cool large, ornate beads through the annealing range.

    The Amazing Digital Controller

    The reliable Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold.  You can also upgrade the SC-2 Pro to the Sentry 2.0 12-Key Controller ($70 - Please add in Options if desired).

    Optional Lid Safety Switch

    The optional lid safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised. 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. IMPORTANT: The lid safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe.

    Optional Ceramic Fiber Top (Retail $389.84 - Our price $320) add to cart

    This kiln comes with an insulating firebrick top. You can also upgrade your kiln with the optional deluxe ceramic fiber top, which has the same type of pinless groove as the standard top. The fiber top helps keep the kiln interior even cleaner.

    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.

  • Paragon’s square CS-14S digital clamshell glass kiln operates on a standard household outlet and fires up to nine 4” x 4” glass tiles. Imagine the murals you could make with this kiln.

    Fire small glass bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Try out the newest glass techniques. Enjoy adding glittering dichroic glass to your work of art. Make gifts that your loved ones will enjoy for generations. When you own a Paragon CS-14S, you can experiment with glass fusing to your heart’s content.

    The CS-14S clamshell heats from the top for even heat distribution across the glass surface. The lid elements are mounted in pinless element grooves. Element pins are no longer needed because the element coils are wider than the groove opening. This helps eliminate dust in the firing chamber.

    Kiln Lifts Out of the Way for Easy Loading

    The walls and top, as a single unit, lift up and out of the way so you can assemble glass pieces inside the kiln. Add stringers and frit to delicate designs, often without using glue. When the kiln shelf is loaded and you are ready to fire, lower the kiln in place.

    The kiln is easy to open because of two counter-weight springs mounted under the kiln. The kiln base extends 4” in the back to support the weight of the kiln when in the open position. The base comes with mar-proof rubber feet.

    The CS-14S clamshell (single opening) top and kiln walls are one unit. If you need the version with a separate lid, please see the CS-14D (double opening).

    Reliability at the Heart of the Kiln

    You will be amazed at the sturdy construction that has made Paragon kilns renowned. The painted steel case covers the sides and top of the kiln. The CS-14S has a two-year warranty. The temperature sensor, called a thermocouple, is sheathed with high-nickel stainless steel for long life. A heavy steel base supports the reversible brick bottom completely. These features are extra assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last. No extra stand is needed.

    The reliable CS-14S has dual mechanical relays for long life. The digital controller sends a signal to the relays to turn on the heating elements. The two relays in the CS-14S last longer than the single relay of competitive kilns because of the reduced amperage going through each relay.

  • The Ease of Digital Firing

    You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing.

    The reliable Sentry Xpress 3-key controller includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold. Control both heating and cooling with simple 3-key operation.

    Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Paragon CS-series Kilns
    • Program up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.
    • Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in Single Speed mode.
    • Store up to 4 programs in Ramp-Hold mode.
    • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold without having to stop the kiln to reprogram. (For instance, you want to skip to the annealing segment.)
    • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without stopping the kiln to reprogram.
    • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold.
    • Add Hold Time during firing without having to stop the firing to reprogram.
    • Easily control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
    • Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
    • Program the Temperature Alarm to sound when the kiln reaches a specific temperature. Program an alarm that will remind you to check on the kiln.
    • Temperature display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
    • Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
    • Set the Delay to turn on the kiln at a time that best suits your busy schedule.
    • Error Messages report mechanical problems.
    • The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.
    • LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
    • Colorful, illustrated instruction manual.
    The CS-14S Furniture Kit (Included in our price)

    Glass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firing chamber bottom.

    • 1 - 12” x 13” x 5/8” Shelf
    • 4 - 1” wide Square Posts, ½” long
    • 1 lb. Bag Glass Separator
    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

    1700F
    926C

    Amps

    15

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    1800

    Nema

    5-15R

    Breaker Size

    20

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    12 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

    Y

    CE

    Y

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

    Control Type


    Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-Key

    Voltage

    120

    Hertz

    60

    Nema Details

    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    0.73 CU.FT.
    20.67 litres

    Chamber Length

    14.00 IN
    356 mm

    Chamber Width

    14.00 IN
    356 mm

    Chamber Depth

    6.50 IN
    165 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

    27.00W x 28.00D x 15.00H Inches
    686W x 711D x 381H mm

    Ship Size

    36.00W x 34.00D x 25.00H Inches
    914W x 864D x 635H mm

    Ship Weight

    184.00 Lbs.
    83.46 Kg.

    Doorway Clearance Needed

    26.50 Inches
    673.10 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.