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BlueBird XL Paragon Kiln (INCLUDES SHIPPING**)


$1,905.00

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The Paragon BlueBird XL(INCLUDES SHIPPING**) PLEASE NOTE REGARDING FREE SHIPPING: **Please note that shipping is included door to door to most Metropolitan Australian addresses but is subject to a final shipping quotation from Paragon Industries. Paragon Industries designated couriers do not ship to some out of area and rural addresses and an additional local courier fee may apply from your closest Metropolitan City airport to your address. If in doubt please request a quotation door to door to your physical address.
The Paragon Bluebird XL is a dream kiln for the glass bead enthusiast. This 510mm wide, 230mm deep kiln safely anneals glass to prevent breakage during cooling. With your own Paragon annealing kiln, you will never again worry about glass breakage.
This kiln opens doorways of opportunity in beadmaking. The 255mm wide double doors give a total of 510mm width for inserting bead rods. This kiln is ideal for teachers because it is like having two kilns instead of one.
The BlueBird XL has a user-friendly 3-key Sentry Xpress digital controller. It maintains the annealing temperature that are programmed in for the length of time desired. The controller is packed with features but is very simple to use.
The BlueBird XL Paragon Kiln has durable insulating firebricks in the walls and floor. The element is mounted in the roof and embedded between two layers of ceramic fibre board. This reduces dust inside the kiln. Paragon have added exciting new performance-enhancing features to the BlueBird, such as the stainless steel glass rod warmer on top of the kiln. Pre-heating glass rods saves production time.
The BlueBird XL now comes with two types of doors: a 255mm x 100mm short door and a 255mm x 108mm tall door.
The 255mm x 100mm short door has a 13mm gap under the door and includes a double mandrel holder. Place bead rods on the mandrel holder, which cradles the rods at two points. Because of the gap, the door remains closed even with bead mandrels in the kiln. Adjust the height of the mandrel holder by loosening the screws underneath.
The bottom of the 255mm x 108mm tall door, in the closed position, is flush against the kiln floor. An adjustable bead mandrel holder supports the bead mandrels at a single point. PLEASE MAKE A CLEAR NOTE IN THE MEMO AREA AT CHECKOUT ABOUT WHICH CONFIGURATION OF DOORS YOU WOULD LIKE IF YOU DO NOT WANT THE STANDARD BLUEBIRD XL
The standard BlueBird XL comes with a short door on the left and tall door on the right. However, you can order your kiln with two short doors or two tall doors. The doors are interchangeable, so you can reverse the doors of a standard BlueBird XL later.This is a versatile kiln.
Side latches hold the doors closed while the kiln is heating to annealing temperature. Phenolic knobs on the door handles stay cool to the touch. Rare-earth magnets hold the doors open when needed. A safety switch on the front panel turns off power to the controller when the kiln is not in use.
The steel base supports the kiln in two layers. The upper steel base supports and strengthens the firebrick floor; the lower steel base covers the entire kiln bottom where it rests on your worktable. Electrical components are mounted to the lower base, away from the heat of the firing chamber.
The Sentry Xpress digital controller is now mounted under the kiln in an ergonomic sloped panel for easy operation. The built-in base stays cool even during extended hold times for the long life of the electrical system. It is slotted to dissipate heat and comes with mar-proof plastic feet.
The Blue Bird XL plugs into a standard household outlet. The kiln ships in a special carton with vacuum-formed padding to assure that the kiln will arrive safely.
The Paragon BlueBird XL is made in the USA to exacting standards and is coated with durable high-temperature water base paint.
Features of the Paragon BlueBird XL Kiln
3-key digital Sentry Xpress controller
1 each 100mm high short door and 108mm high tall door for the ultimate in versatility
Door latches to hold the doors closed while fusing 230mm deep firing chamber (measured with doors closed)
Firebrick roof, walls, and floor
25mm-thick ceramic fibre doors
Mandrel holders with 20 slots
815C maximum temperature
Pinless element grooves in the roof
Coated firebricks in roof
Mar-proof plastic feet
On-off safety switch
The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold. The solid state controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the kiln. The sealed controller touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.
The kiln includes a Quick Start programming guide and a 16-page controller instruction manual, printed in colour.
You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry Xpress controller continually monitors firing and although it is unnecessary to closely watch the kiln we recommend checking the kiln occasionally during firing and also to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.
Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Paragon Fusion 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 includes.
Delvery - 3+- weeks. Shipping is direct from the Paragon factory in the USA to the customer in Australia. Please note: in the event that the courier may need to contact the customer regarding the delivery, it is necessary for a contact telephone number to be supplied by all Australian customers who purchase Paragon Kilns.
  • Model: BluebirdXL
  • Manufactured by: Paragon

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