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Paragon KM24 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Controller For Making Knives, Blades, And Tools, Heat-Treating, And Annealing. Paragon KM24 XL Double-Barrel Furnace With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Annealing. Paragon KM45 XL PRO Double-Width Oven With A Sentinel SmartTouch Programmer For Making Knives And Blades.
Paragon KM24 Paragon KM24 XL Paragon KM45 XL PRO Kilns:Ovens:Furnaces
Paragon KM14 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM9 XL Double Oven With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM18 XL Double Furnace With A Sentry Controller For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM24 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM24 XL Double Oven With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM36 Furnace With A Sentry Xpress Controller For Making Knives And Tools, And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM45 Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM45 Oven With A Sentry Programmer And A Side Door For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM18 PRO 3-Zone Furnace With A Sentinel Controller For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM36 PRO 3-Zone Kiln With A Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM24 XL PRO Double 3-Zone Oven With A Sentinel Programmer For Making Knives, Tools, And Blades.
Paragon KM9 XL PRO Double 3-Zone Furnace With A Sentinel Controller For Making Knives And Blades.
Paragon KM18 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM36 XL Double PRO 3-Zone Furnace With A Sentinel Controller For Making Knives, Blades, And Tools.

Paragon KM Kilns For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Ceramics, Porcelain, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

Paragon KM kilns are generally used for making knives for camping, hunting, the kitchen, and your pocket, and annealing, hardening, heat treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, swords, tools, architectural features, and engineering components, although they have other applications. They're 1290°C ovens with digital programmers, in Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise. Learn about Paragon KM furnaces on this definitive page.


Steels are alloys of iron and carbon. Blade steels usually include other elements such as chromium, manganese, nickel, tungsten, and vanadium, which change the characteristics of the metal.

Making knife blades involves many different types of steel and a series of forming, heating, cooling, and finishing processes. Although knife-making furnaces come with a heat treating manual, professional knife-makers usually adapt the recommended processes and develop their own techniques.


There are five standard versions, 140mm wide internally, in ascending order of internal depth: the KM14, KM18, KM24, KM36, and KM45. They're rectangular, front-opening, table-top kilns with drop-down doors, firebrick interiors, and the popular Sentry Xpress 3-Key programmers.

There are five PRO versions, 165mm wide internally, in ascending order of internal depth: the KM14 PRO, KM18 PRO, KM24 PRO, KM36 PRO, and KM45 PRO. They're rectangular, front-opening, table-top kilns with stainless-steel spring-assisted guillotine doors, rigidised ceramic-fibre interiors, fast-heat embedded elements, solid-state relays, zoned temperature control with one, two, or three thermocouples, and advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch programmers.

There are six standard XL versions, 279mm wide internally, in ascending order of internal depth: the KM9 XL, KM14 XL, KM18 XL, KM24 XL, KM36 XL, and KM45 XL. They're rectangular, front-opening, table-top kilns with drop-down doors, firebrick interiors, solid-state relays, and enhanced Sentry 12-Key programmers. In the US, XL ovens are called Double-Barrel.

There are six XL PRO versions, 337mm wide internally, in ascending order of internal depth: the KM9 XL PRO, KM14 XL PRO, KM18 XL PRO, KM24 XL PRO, KM36 XL PRO, and KM45 XL PRO. They're rectangular, front-opening, table-top kilns with stainless-steel spring-assisted guillotine doors, rigidised ceramic-fibre interiors, fast-heat embedded elements, solid-state relays, zoned temperature control with one, two, or three thermocouples, and advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch programmers. In the US, XL furnaces are called Double-Barrel.


Prices here are transparent: they're for UK-EU voltage, CE marked, CL CSA approved, and TUV tested kilns, and include comprehensive instructions, a heat-treating guide, UK VAT, a one-year parts-guarantee, and free continuing support from a top-tier international distributor.

For prices, trading terms, and secure on-line shopping, use the shop link below the menu bar near the top-right of any page. The order form is on the shop page, after the price list near the bottom.

Kilns that weigh more than 30kg, including the packing, can't be delivered by a regular parcel-service van: they need a tail-lift lorry with a hydraulic pallet trolley. GB-mainland delivery charges are on the shop page. For other locations, call or mail.

Paragon KM9 XL Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM9 XL PRO Double-Barrel Oven With A Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Glass.
Paragon KM9 XL Knife-Making Kiln Paragon KM9 XL PRO Knife-Making Kiln
Paragon Xpress KM14 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon Xpress KM14 Furnace With A Sentry Xpress Controller For Making Knives, Heat-Treating Blades, Tools, And Glass.
Paragon KM14 Knife-Making And Heat-Treating Kiln Paragon KM14 Knife-Making And Heat-Treating Kiln
Paragon Xpress KM18 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon KM18 XL Double-Barrel Furnace With A Sentry Controller For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Glass.
Paragon KM18 Knife-Making And Heat-Treating Oven Paragon KM18 XL Knife-Making Oven
Paragon Xpress KM24 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Making Knives, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon KM24 XL Double-Barrel Oven With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Glass.
Paragon KM24 Knife-Making And Heat-Treating Kiln Paragon KM24 XL Knife-Making Kiln
Paragon Xpress KM36 Furnace With A Sentry Xpress Controller For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Glass. Paragon Xpress KM45 Furnace With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass.
Paragon KM36 Knife-Making And Heat-Treating Kiln Paragon KM45 Knife-Making And Heat-Treating Furnace
Paragon KM18 PRO 3-Zone Kiln With A Guillotine Door And Sentinel Programmer For Making Knives And Heat-Treating. Paragon KM24 PRO 3-Zone Oven With A Guillotine Door And Sentinel Controller For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating.
Paragon KM18 PRO 3-Zone Knife-Making Kiln Paragon KM24 PRO 3-Zone Knife-Making Oven
Paragon KM24 XL PRO Double-Barrel 3-Zone Furnace With A Guillotine Door And Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making. Orton-Paragon Sentry Xpress Programmer.
Paragon KM24 XL PRO 3-Zone Knife-Making Furnace Paragon Sentry Xpress 3-Key Programmer
Orton-Paragon Sentry Programmer. Bartlett-Paragon Touch-Screen Sentinel SmartTouch Controller.
Paragon Sentry 12-Key Programmer Paragon Touch-Screen Sentinel Controller

If you want to look at specific KM kilns and don't need to read any general introductions, compare or review the main features, or consider other kilns, use the button below to jump down the page. I'll start with the smallest.

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A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE PARAGON KM, KM XL, KM PRO, AND KM XL PRO KILNS

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Paragon KM18 Furnace With A Sentry Programmer And A Drop Door For Knife-Making ceramics, And Heat Treating. Paragon KM36 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM24 XL Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Glass. Paragon KM24 XL PRO Double-Barrel 3-Zone Oven With A Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making And Heat Treating.
Paragon KM18 Paragon KM36 Paragon KM24 XL Paragon KM24 XL PRO

Paragon KM Kilns For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

Paragon KM kilns are generally used for making knives for camping, hunting, the kitchen, and your pocket, and annealing, hardening, heat treating, and tempering blades, cutters, swords, tools, architectural features, and engineering components, although they have other applications.


There are five standard versions, 140mm wide internally, in ascending order of internal depth: the KM14, KM18, KM24, KM36, and KM45. They're rectangular, front-opening, table-top kilns with drop-down doors, firebrick interiors, and the popular Sentry Xpress 3-Key programmers.

There are five PRO versions, 165mm wide internally, in ascending order of internal depth: the KM14 PRO, KM18 PRO, KM24 PRO, KM36 PRO, and KM45 PRO. They're rectangular, front-opening, table-top kilns with stainless-steel spring-assisted guillotine doors, rigidised ceramic-fibre interiors, fast-heat embedded elements, solid-state relays, zoned temperature control with one, two, or three thermocouples, and advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch programmers.

There are six standard XL versions, 279mm wide internally, in ascending order of internal depth: the KM9 XL, KM14 XL, KM18 XL, KM24 XL, KM36 XL, and KM45 XL. They're rectangular, front-opening, table-top kilns with drop-down doors, firebrick interiors, solid-state relays, and enhanced Sentry 12-Key programmers.

There are six XL PRO versions, 337mm wide internally, in ascending order of internal depth: the KM9 XL PRO, KM14 XL PRO, KM18 XL PRO, KM24 XL PRO, KM36 XL PRO, and KM45 XL PRO. They're rectangular, front-opening, table-top kilns with stainless-steel spring-assisted guillotine doors, rigidised ceramic-fibre interiors, fast-heat embedded elements, solid-state relays, zoned temperature control with one, two, or three thermocouples, and advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch programmers.


Paragon's US kiln names often include numbers to represent dimensions in inches, not mm, or features or version numbers. The numbers 9, 14, 18, 24, 36, and 45 represent the approximate internal depths in inches. XL means extra large or, more accurately, double width. In the US, the XL furnaces are called Double-Barrel.

If it helps, there are handy approximate conversions: 1 inch is 25mm, 6 inches is 150mm, 12 inches is 300mm, and 24 inches is 600mm.

Every version is described in detail below so, although there's a comparative table and photos, I recommend that you set aside some time and read about them.


This internet resource is very comprehensive so is much easier to use on a computer than on a tablet or a phone. If you want to compare the different kilns you could print the relevant pages. They should print correctly on A4 paper but check first in Print Preview so that nothing goes missing, particularly if you normally use wide margins. Fast or economy print will use less ink.


Paragon KM kilns are the right shape to heat-treat blades, accurately and economically. Cuboid or cylindrical kilns might might be deep enough but far too wide and high: they would waste energy, take much longer to heat and cool, need more floor or worktop space, and be a lot more expensive. Also, as an example, a KM24 is a plug-in kiln whereas a regular cuboid or cylindrical kiln with a similar internal size would need wiring in.


Yours can be in Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise: although customised kilns are made to order, so can't be returned if the colour isn't exactly as in the photo.


The standard versions normally have the popular Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmers. Features include twenty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments.

The standard XL versions normally have enhanced Sentry 12-key digital programmers. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, and automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface.

The PRO and XL PRO versions normally have advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmers. Features include those of the Sentry 12-key and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.

If you use and edit lots of programmes, the touch-screen has a big advantage: instead of holding down a key as it scrolls though 1, 2, 3, 4 ... 799, to 800, you can just type in 800.

When the programmer turns the elements off at, for example, 700°C, residual heat will continue to increase the temperature briefly. A small kiln might overshoot to 715°C before dropping back down. The programmer's software slows down the heating just before the target temperature, reducing any overshoot and improving the accuracy.

Digital programmers allow you to set up sequences, each one with multiple heating, holding, or cooling segments: so you can choose the heating and cooling rates, target temperatures, and hold times, save all the sequences, and edit or re-use them.

Being able to create, edit, and save your own programmes is important because, having experimented and diversified, most people fire materials, or combinations of materials, at different temperatures and for different times than are recommended.


The PRO and XL PRO versions have an insulated stainless-steel guillotine door, spring-assisted on both sides for one-handed opening with the hot side facing away from you.


The XL, PRO, and XL PRO versions have one or more solid-state relays, mounted on aluminium heat-sinks, which provide electrical isolation between the inputs and outputs. They don't have moving parts or mechanical contacts so they're silent, have a very long life, and are ultra-reliable.


The standard and XL versions have coiled elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm-thick firebricks. The kilns are fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement.

The PRO and XL PRO versions have wave-shaped elements embedded near the surface of the 64mm-thick ceramic-fibre. The interiors have one, two, or three sections, each with a top element, side elements, and a thermocouple. The programmer continually adjusts the on-off times of each section to minimise temperature gradients and maintain accurate temperatures. The surface of the fibre is rigidised so, unlike firebricks, it's dust free.


They have special-limit nickel-chromium K-type thermocouples. These respond quickly to changes in temperature, resist corrosion, and have an error margin of less than 0.4% instead of the typical 0.8%. However, for continual high-temperature high-precision professional use, they can be upgraded to platinum-rhodium S-types. S-types are more expensive but are very accurate, especially at temperatures above 1100°C.


The US-international kilns don't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there are getting-started recommended kits, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 254mm x 203mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash.

I've recommended pro kits because a durable heavy cordierite shelf resists thermal fracture, provides a smooth stable work surface, protects the floor of the kiln's interior from accidents, and helps to even out any small temperature changes during annealing, enamelling, fusing, and slumping as the elements turn on and off.


During heat treating, oxygen forms a scale on the surface of knife blades, metals, and tools, so you can wrap the blade in heat-treating foil to minimise this.

However, many professional knife makers use a gas injection flow meter to inject an inert gas into the kiln. The Sentry and Sentinel SmartTouch programmers can automatically turn the gas on or off for each segment of the firing sequence for precise control and to save time. Gas injection systems are in the on-line shop: new kilns will be factory-readied so the gas bottle and regulator just need simple on-site connection.


Some kilns are too heavy or too large for a regular table or worktop. If you can't find a strong table locally, Paragon makes two strong steel tables: either 812mm x 812mm x 457mm high with one shelf for your accessories, materials, and tools, or 812mm x 812mm x 787mm high with two shelves. The luxury versions, with castors, are 63mm taller.

There are often inexpensive old wooden tables at furniture auctions. However, a self-assembly table with screw-in legs isn't designed for a heavy kiln and could twist and collapse.


For help, or in the unlikely event of a fault, you can mail or call an engineer in the UK. However, checks, adjustments, and repairs are simple, needing little more than a PoziDriv screwdriver: watch the on-line videos using the watch-videos link or read the help pages using use the help link, both below the menu bar near the top of any page. Alternatively, we can service the kiln in our workshop at Cherry Heaven.

CASE HISTORY AND INSPIRATION

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Paragon KM Kilns For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

Over the years, I've sold a lot of KM kilns. Many were used to heat-treat blades, and camping, hunting, kitchen, and pocket knives, but some were used to anneal, fire, fuse, heat-treat, melt, or mould architectural components, artwork, or engineering pieces made from ceramics, glass, or metal strips or tubes.

The ceramic tubes were used for high-power resistors, glass tubes for an art installation, and metal tubes for a concept-car project. A large cuboid or cylindrical kiln might have been deep enough but far too wide and high: it would waste energy, take much longer to heat and cool, need more floor or worktop space, and be a lot more expensive.

APPLICATIONS: WHAT CAN I DO WITH A PARAGON KM KILN?

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Chef's Knife. Camping Knife. The Society Of British Cutlers Knives. The Society Of British Cutlers Knife.

Paragon KM Kilns For Making Camping, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Swords, Tools, Model Parts, And Gun Components, Annealing, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

You can use these kilns for silver clays, annealing beads and glass, bronze and copper clays, firing bone china, ceramics, earthenware, porcelain, pottery, and stoneware, china painting, crystalline gazes, applying decals, dental work, dichroic glasses, dolls, enamelling, fire polishing, glass art, fusing, moulding, sagging, and slumping glass, heat treating, knife-making, laboratory testing, lampwork, lost-wax casting, low-fire ceramics, making jewellery, melting gold and silver, forming gun and model parts, pâte de verre, raku, sintering gold and silver clays, staining glass, hardening and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, and many other materials and processes.

You can work with most popular small-scale materials such as Accent Gold, Art Clay metal clays, BullsEye glasses, dichroic glasses, enamels, GlasClay, Image Transfer Solution, Metal Clay Veneer, PMC silver clay, Prometheus bronze clay, ProCopper clay, and SilverEtch.
And there are, or have been, an increasingly diverse range of other metal clays, such as Argentium, Cinter, Clay Mania, Creative, FYI, Goldie, Hadar Jacobson, Metal Adventures, Meteor, Noble, and PMC Sterling.

You can make architectural features, beads, bowls, bracelets, brooches, candle holders, ceramic art, chandelier components, decorations, figurines, fingerprint keepsakes, glass-art, glass panels, jewellery, knives, lampshades, miniatures, gun and model parts, mugs, necklaces, ornaments, pendants, plates, porcelain beads, souvenirs, stained-glass designs, tableware, tiaras, tiles, tools, and vases, as unique hand-crafted pieces or repeatable stock for sale.


They're ideal for your arts centre, college, course venue, shared craft units, dental lab, engineering works, glass works, home hobby, knife studio, machine shop, medical laboratory, metal-work business, technical facility, or university.

IS A PARAGON KM KILN THE BEST CHOICE?

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Paragon KM18 Furnace With A Sentry Programmer And A Drop Door For Knife-Making, Ceramics, And Heat Treating. Paragon KM36 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM24 XL Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentry Controller For Knife-Making, Glass, And Heat Treating. Paragon KM24 XL PRO Double-Barrel 3-Zone Oven With A Sentinel Programmer For Making Knives And Blades.
Paragon KM18 Paragon KM36 Paragon KM24 XL Paragon KM24 XL PRO

Is A Paragon KM Kiln Going To Be The Best Long Term Choice?

Paragon KM kilns are the right shape to heat-treat blades, accurately and economically: it would be wasteful to heat a wider or taller interior. However, if you think that a smaller, larger, top-opener, or more specialised kiln might be more useful, here are some suggestions:


Bead-annealing kilns generally have a maximum temperature of 650°C. For these, look at the BlueBird. However, other kilns have bead doors: the small 1290°C Caldera B and 1095°C SC2B, the medium 1290°C Xpress E12B, and the larger 925°C Fusion 14B. These are all hotter than the BlueBird, so more versatile.

Glass kilns generally have a maximum temperature of 925°C. For these, look at the F Series, Fusion:CS Series, GL Series, or Pearl Series. These are not hot enough for ceramics and porcelain.

Jewellery, silver clay, and enamelling kilns generally have a maximum temperature of 1095°C. For these, look at the small SC Series or the medium Xpress Series. The SC series are not hot enough for ceramics and porcelain.

Vitrigraph kilns generally have a maximum temperature of 1095°C. For these, look at the small Caldera or the medium Vitrigraph.

Ceramics kilns generally have a maximum temperature of 1290°C. For these, look at the small Caldera Series and FireFly Series, medium Xpress Series, or large Janus Series, PMT Series, and TNF Series. These can also be used for glass work.

Heat-treating kilns generally have a maximum temperature of 1095°C or 1290°C. For these, look at the HT Series and PMT Series. Although they look similar, the HT has a bottom-hinged door and the PMT has a side-hinged door.

Knife-making kilns generally have a maximum temperature of 1290°C. The KM Series are made for depth rather than width. You can choose a guillotine, drop-down, or a side-hinged door.

The W Series are usually used for jewellery moulds and lost-wax burnout and casting. They have top vents, and the programmer includes three lost-wax burnout pre-sets: EL wax elimination, 5-hour burnout, and 12-hour burnout. There are optional wax trays. The small SC Series and most of the medium Xpress Series also have top vents.


To learn more about these and other kilns, use the appropriate links below the menu bar near the top of the page. And remember that each series has kilns of different sizes with different options.


VERSION DESCRIPTION PROGRAMMER MAX °C WATTS KG INTERIOR INTERIOR SIZE MM
KM9 XL drop door 12-key or touch 1290 1800 64 firebrick 279 x 229 x 108
KM9 XL PRO guillotine touch 1290 3300 58 fibre 337 x 229 x 133
KM14 drop or side door 3-key, 12-key, or touch 1290 1680 50 firebrick 140 x 368 x 108
KM14 XL drop door 12-key or touch 1290 2390 84 firebrick 279 x 368 x 108
KM14 PRO guillotine touch 1290 3600 58 fibre 165 x 356 x 133
KM14 XL PRO guillotine touch 1290 4840 70 fibre 337 x 356 x 133
KM18 drop or side door 3-key, 12-key, or touch 1290 2000 84 firebrick 140 x 457 x 108
KM18 XL drop door 12-key or touch 1290 3073 105 firebrick 279 x 457 x 108
KM18 PRO guillotine touch 1290 5400 74 fibre 165 x 457 x 133
KM18 XL PRO guillotine touch 1290 7050 75 fibre 337 x 457 x 133
KM24 drop or side door 3-key, 12-key, or touch 1290 2600 86 firebrick 140 x 610 x 108
KM24 XL drop door 12-key or touch 1290 4100 99 firebrick 279 x 610 x 108
KM24 PRO guillotine touch 1290 6960 78 fibre 165 x 610 x 133
KM24 XL PRO guillotine touch 1290 9680 84 fibre 337 x 610 x 133
KM36 drop or side door 3-key, 12-key, or touch 1290 3600 104 firebrick 140 x 914 x 108
KM36 XL drop door 12-key or touch 1290 6140 99 firebrick 279 x 914 x 108
KM36 PRO guillotine door touch 1290 10100 85 fibre 165 x 914 x 133
KM36 XL PRO guillotine door touch 1290 14500 110 fibre 337 x 914 x 133
KM45 drop or side door 3-key, 12-key, or touch 1290 4560 114 firebrick 140 x 1143 x 108
KM45 XL PRO guillotine door touch 1290 16940 124 fibre 337 x 1143 x 133
Caldera top opening 3-key 1290 1800 20 firebrick 203 x 203 x 171
F130 Elite punty door 3-key 925 2400 103 firebrick 279 x 279 x 330
Fusion CS16D top opening 3-key 925 2400 85 firebrick 406 x 406 x 165
HT22 drop door 12-key 1095 7200 140 firebrick 533 x 533 x 337
PMT21 front opening 12-key 1290 9600 290 firebrick 533 x 533 x 330
Xpress E12 front opening 3-key 1290 2700 41 firebrick 196 x 295 x 219

THE PARAGON KM9 XL KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM9 XL Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon KM9 XL Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Orton-Paragon Sentry Controller.
Paragon KM9 XL Paragon KM9 XL Colour Choices Sentry

The Paragon KM9 XL Furnace For Making Camping, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Metal Parts, And Model Components, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM9 XL is a 1290°C, rectangular, plug-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick furnace, with a ramp-hold Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 9 means that it's about 9 inches deep inside and XL means extra large. In the US, the KM9 XL is called a KM9 Double-Barrel.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 1800W, so can use a regular mains socket. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 559mm x 597mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The standard drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle: although you can choose a side-hinged door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 64kg.

The firing chamber measures 279mm x 229mm x 108mm high and heats from the back and sides with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick bricks. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a side-hinged door: normally a drop-down: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry 12-key to a Sentinel Touch: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM9 XL is a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide kiln made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures. The 12-key programmer has a 30-month guarantee.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, kitchen, and pocket knives, and dental and medical instruments.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an enhanced Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, and automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface.

Alternatively, you can choose an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include those of the Sentry 12-key and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. The optional side-hinged door has a lever door-latch and an external safety-switch box mounted above the hinge: not such a tidy design. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM9 XL: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM9 XL.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 254mm x 203mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash.

THE PARAGON KM9 XL PRO KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM9 XL PRO Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon KM9 XL PRO Double-Barrel Oven With A Sentinel Controller For Making Knives, Heat-Treating, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Bartlett-Paragon Touch Screen Sentinel SmartTouch Programmer.
Paragon KM9 XL PRO Paragon KM9 XL PRO Colour Choices Sentinel

The Paragon KM9 XL PRO Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM9 XL PRO is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, ceramic-fibre furnace, with a ramp-hold touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 9 means that it's about 9 inches deep inside and XL means extra large. In the US, the KM9 XL PRO is called a KM9 Double-Barrel PRO.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 3300W, so needs a 14A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 521mm x 584mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening with the hot side facing away from you: although you can choose a counterbalanced drop-down door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 58kg.

The firing chamber measures 337mm x 229mm x 133mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements embedded in the surface of the 64mm thick rigidised ceramic-fibre. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a drop-down door: normally a guillotine: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM9 XL PRO is a 5-star luxury design classic: a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide furnace made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, kitchen, and pocket knives, and dental and medical instruments.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface, and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The closely-spaced wave-shaped elements are embedded near the surface of the 64mm thick ceramic-fibre. The surface of the fibre is rigidised so, unlike firebricks, it's dust free.


The insulated stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening, with the hot side facing away from you. The optional drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM9 XL PRO: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM9 XL PRO.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 305mm x 203mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash.

THE PARAGON KM14 KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM14 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Controller For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM14 Oven With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Orton-Paragon Sentry Xpress Programmer.
Paragon KM14 Paragon KM14 Colour Choices Sentry Xpress

The Paragon KM14 Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM14 is a 1290°C, rectangular, plug-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick kiln, with a ramp-hold Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 14 means that it's about 14 inches deep inside. In the US, the KM14 is called an Xpress KM14 as it has a Sentry Xpress programmer.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 1680W, so can use a regular mains socket. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 432mm x 686mm x 432mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The standard drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle: although you can choose a side-hinged door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 50kg.

The firing chamber measures 140mm x 368mm x 108mm high and heats from the sides with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick bricks. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a side-hinged door: normally a drop-down: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry Xpress 3-key to a Sentry 12-key: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry Xpress 3-key to a Sentinel Touch: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM14 is a robust, practical, fully-programmable kiln made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, kitchen, and pocket knives, and dental and medical instruments.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has the popular Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. Features include twenty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments.

Alternatively, you can choose an enhanced Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, and automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface.

Or an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include those of the Sentry 12-key and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. The optional side-hinged door has a lever door-latch and an external safety-switch box mounted above the hinge: not such a tidy design. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM14: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The The Paragon KM14.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 125mm x 125mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for two shelves, one behind the other.

THE PARAGON KM14 XL KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM14 XL Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife Making And Heat-Treating. Paragon KM14 XL Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Orton-Paragon Sentry Controller.
Paragon KM14 XL Paragon KM14 XL Colour Choices Sentry

The Paragon KM14 XL Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM14 XL is a 1290°C, rectangular, plug-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick furnace, with a ramp-hold Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 14 means that it's about 14 inches deep inside and XL means extra large. In the US, the KM14 XL is called a KM14 Double-Barrel.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 2390W, so can use a regular mains socket. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 508mm x 686mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The standard drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle: although you can choose a side-hinged door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 85kg.

The firing chamber measures 279mm x 368mm x 108mm high and heats from the top, back, and sides with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick bricks. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a side-hinged door: normally a drop-down: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry 12-key to a Sentinel Touch: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM14 XL is a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide kiln made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures. The 12-key programmer has a 30-month guarantee.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, kitchen, and pocket knives, and dental and medical instruments.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an enhanced Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, and automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface.

Alternatively, you can choose an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include those of the Sentry 12-key and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. The optional side-hinged door has a lever door-latch and an external safety-switch box mounted above the hinge: not such a tidy design. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM14 XL: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM14 XL.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 254mm x 203mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for two shelves, one behind the other.

THE PARAGON KM14 PRO KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS

The Paragon KM14 PRO 2-Zone Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

Paragon KM14 PRO 2-Zone Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM14 PRO 2-Zone Kiln With A Sentry Controller For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Bartlett-Paragon Sentinel Touch Screen Programmer.
Paragon KM14 PRO Paragon KM14 PRO Colour Choices Sentinel

The Paragon KM14 PRO 2-Zone Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM14 PRO is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, ceramic fibre oven, with a ramp-hold touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 14 means it's about 14 inches deep inside.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 3600W, so it needs a 15A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 368mm x 584mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening with the hot side facing away from you: although you can choose a counterbalanced drop-down door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 58kg.

The firing chamber measures 165mm x 356mm x 133mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements embedded in the surface of the 64mm thick rigidised ceramic-fibre. The kiln has two silent long-life solid-state relays mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and two long-life nickel-chromium K-type thermocouples.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a drop-down door: normally a guillotine: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a three-zone long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM14 PRO is a 5-star luxury design classic: a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide furnace made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, kitchen, and pocket knives, and dental and medical instruments.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface, and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The closely-spaced wave-shaped elements are embedded near the surface of the 64mm thick ceramic-fibre. The interior has two independent sections each with top and side elements and a thermocouple. The programmer continually adjusts the on-off times of each section to minimise temperature gradients and maintain accurate temperatures. The surface of the fibre is rigidised so, unlike firebricks, it's dust free.


The insulated stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening, with the hot side facing away from you. The optional drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM14 PRO: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM14 PRO.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 178mm x 178mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for two shelves, one behind the other.

THE PARAGON KM14 XL PRO KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM14 XL PRO Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon KM14 XL PRO Double-Barrel Oven With A Sentinel Controller For Making Knives, Heat-Treating, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Bartlett-Paragon Touch Screen Sentinel SmartTouch Programmer.
Paragon KM14 XL PRO Paragon KM14 XL PRO Colour Choices Sentinel

The Paragon KM14 XL PRO 2-Zone Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM14 XL PRO is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, ceramic-fibre furnace, with a ramp-hold touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 14 means that it's about 14 inches deep inside and XL means extra large. In the US, the KM14 XL PRO is called a KM14 Double-Barrel PRO.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 4840W, so needs a 14A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 521mm x 711mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening with the hot side facing away from you: however, you can choose a counterbalanced drop-down door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 70kg.

The firing chamber measures 337mm x 356mm x 133mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements embedded in the surface of the 64mm thick rigidised fibre. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and two long-life nickel-chromium K-type thermocouples

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a drop-down door: normally a guillotine: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM14 XL PRO is a 5-star luxury design classic: a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide furnace made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, kitchen, and pocket knives, and dental and medical instruments.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.

Not everyone uses a KM kiln for making blades. Following Covid, a lot of people changed jobs, started new businesses, and chose to work from home. As an example, two women started a business making 100mm-square ceramic and porcelain tiles. The 1290°C KM14 XL PRO allowed them to fire 9 at a time, quickly, on one 305mm-square shelf. Because the KMs are front loaders it was easy to take the shelf out, arrange the tiles, and put them all back in. And the guillotine door opened with the hot side facing away. They then experimented with 3D glass tiles.


The kiln has an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface, and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The closely-spaced wave-shaped elements are embedded near the surface of the 64mm thick ceramic-fibre. The interior has two independent sections each with top and side elements and a thermocouple. The programmer continually adjusts the on-off times of each section to minimise temperature gradients and maintain accurate temperatures. The surface of the fibre is rigidised so, unlike firebricks, it's dust free.


The insulated stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening, with the hot side facing away from you. The optional drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM14 XL PRO: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM14 XL PRO.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, heat treating, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 305mm x 305mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash.

THE PARAGON KM18 KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM18 Oven With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM18 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Orton-Paragon Sentry Xpress Programmer.
Paragon KM18 Paragon KM18 Colour Choices Sentry Xpress

The Paragon KM18 Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM18 is a 1290°C, rectangular, plug-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick kiln, with a ramp-hold Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 18 means that it's about 18 inches deep inside. In the US, the KM18 is called an Xpress KM18 as it has a Sentry Xpress programmer.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 2000W, so can use a regular mains socket. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 432mm x 787mm x 432mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The standard drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle: although you can choose a side-hinged door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 84kg.

The firing chamber measures 140mm x 457mm x 108mm high and heats from the sides with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick bricks. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a side-hinged door: normally a drop-down: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry Xpress 3-key to a Sentry 12-key: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry Xpress 3-key to a Sentinel Touch: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM18 is a robust, practical, fully-programmable kiln made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, dental and medical instruments, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has the popular Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. Features include twenty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments.

Alternatively, you can choose an enhanced Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, and automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface.

Or an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include those of the Sentry 12-key and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. The optional side-hinged door has a lever door-latch and an external safety-switch box mounted above the hinge: not such a tidy design. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM18: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM18.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 125mm x 125mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for three shelves, one behind the other.

THE PARAGON KM18 XL KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM18 XL Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making And Heat-Treating. Paragon KM18 XL Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Orton-Paragon Sentry Digital Controller.
Paragon KM18 XL Paragon KM18 XL Colour Choices Sentry

The Paragon KM18 XL Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM18 XL is a 1290°C, rectangular, plug-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick oven, with a ramp-hold Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 18 means that its about 18 inches deep inside and XL means extra large. In the US, the KM18 XL is called a KM18 Double-Barrel.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 3073W, so can use a regular mains socket. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 508mm x 813mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The standard drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle: although you can choose a side-hinged door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 85kg.

The firing chamber measures 279mm x 457mm x 108mm high and heats from the top, back, and sides with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick bricks. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a side-hinged door: normally a drop-down: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry 12-key to a Sentinel Touch: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM18 XL is a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide kiln made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures. The 12-key programmer has a 30-month guarantee.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, dental and medical instruments, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an enhanced Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, and automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface.

Alternatively, you can choose an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include those of the Sentry 12-key and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. The optional side-hinged door has a lever door-latch and an external safety-switch box mounted above the hinge: not such a tidy design. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM18 XL: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM18 XL.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 254mm x 203mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for two shelves, one behind the other.

THE PARAGON KM18 PRO KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM18 PRO 3-Zone Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM18 PRO 3-Zone Kiln With A Sentry Controller For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Bartlett-Paragon Sentinel Touch Screen Programmer.
Paragon KM18 PRO Paragon KM18 PRO Colour Choices Sentinel

The Paragon KM18 PRO 3-Zone Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM18 PRO is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, ceramic fibre oven, with a ramp-hold touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 18 means that it's about 18 inches deep inside.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 5400W, so it needs a 23A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 368mm x 813mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening with the hot side facing away from you: although you can choose a counterbalanced drop-down door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 74kg.

The firing chamber measures 165mm x 457mm x 133mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements embedded in the surface of the 64mm thick rigidised cermaic-fibre. The kiln has three silent long-life solid-state relays mounted on aluminium heat-sinks and three long-life nickel-chromium K-type thermocouples.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a drop-down door: normally a guillotine: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface
List. a three-zone long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM18 PRO is a 5-star luxury design classic: a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide furnace made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, dental and medical instruments, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.

Not everyone uses a KM kiln for making blades. People who tune, repair, and restore pianos use a diverse set of special tools: more than you'd think. They're very expensive to buy, so they're making their own, and heat-treating them in-house.


The kiln has an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface, and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The closely-spaced wave-shaped elements are embedded near the surface of the 64mm thick ceramic-fibre. The interior has three independent sections each with top and side elements and a thermocouple. The programmer continually adjusts the on-off times of each section to minimise temperature gradients and maintain accurate temperatures. The surface of the fibre is rigidised so, unlike firebricks, it's dust free.


The insulated stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening, with the hot side facing away from you. The optional drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM18 PRO: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM18 PRO.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 178mm x 178mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for two shelves, one behind the other.

THE PARAGON KM18 XL PRO KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM18 XL PRO Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon KM18 XL PRO Double-Barrel Oven With A Sentinel Controller For Making Knives, Heat-Treating, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Bartlett-Paragon Touch Screen Sentinel SmartTouch Programmer.
Paragon KM18 XL PRO Paragon KM18 XL PRO Colour Choices Sentinel

The Paragon KM18 XL PRO 3-Zone Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM18 XL PRO is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, ceramic-fibre furnace, with a ramp-hold touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 18 XL means it's about 18 inches deep inside and XL means extra large. In the US, the KM18 XL PRO is called a KM18 Double-Barrel PRO.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 7050W, so needs a 21A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 521mm x 813mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening with the hot side facing away from you: however, you can choose a counterbalanced drop-down door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 75kg.

The firing chamber measures 337mm x 457mm x 133mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements embedded in the surface of the 64mm thick rigidised ceramic-fibre. The kiln has two silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on aluminium heat-sinks and three long-life nickel-chromium K-type thermocouples.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a drop-down door: normally a guillotine: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM18 XL PRO is a 5-star luxury design classic: a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide furnace made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, dental and medical instruments, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface, and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The closely-spaced wave-shaped elements are embedded near the surface of the 64mm thick ceramic-fibre. The interior has two independent sections each with top and side elements and a thermocouple. The programmer continually adjusts the on-off times of each section to minimise temperature gradients and maintain accurate temperatures. The surface of the fibre is rigidised so, unlike firebricks, it's dust free.


The insulated stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening, with the hot side facing away from you. The optional drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.


Finally, a quote from a user: Ben Abbott, a Forged In Fire judge, said: "Nothing compares with the control that I have with my 3-zone KM PRO. I know the temperatures of all three zones at the same time and I know that the back of the kiln is the same temperature as the front of the kiln. With the USB interface, I can download the program and see what happened during a firing and make sure everything was consistent."

THE PARAGON KM18 XL PRO: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM18 XL PRO.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 305mm x 305mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash.

THE PARAGON KM24 KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM24 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM24 Oven With A Sentry Controller For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Orton-Paragon Sentry Xpress Programmer.
Paragon KM24 Paragon KM24 Colour Choices Sentry Xpress

The Paragon KM24 Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM24 is a 1290°C, rectangular, plug-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick kiln, with a ramp-hold Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 24 means that it's about 24 inches deep inside. In the US, the KM24 is called an Xpress KM24 as it has a Sentry Xpress programmer.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 2600W, so can use a regular mains socket. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 432mm x 940mm x 432mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The standard drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle: although you can choose a side-hinged door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 87kg.

The firing chamber measures 140mm x 610mm x 108mm high and heats from the sides with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick bricks. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a side-hinged door: normally a drop-down: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry Xpress 3-key to a Sentry 12-key: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry Xpress 3-key to a Sentinel Touch: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a three-zone long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM24 is a robust, practical, fully-programmable kiln made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, dental and medical instruments, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has the popular Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. Features include twenty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments.

Alternatively, you can choose an enhanced Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, and automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface.

Or an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include those of the Sentry 12-key and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. The optional side-hinged door has a lever door-latch and an external safety-switch box mounted above the hinge: not such a tidy design. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM24: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM24.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 125mm x 125mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for three shelves, one behind the other.

THE PARAGON KM24 XL KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM24 XL D Double Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM24 XL Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Orton-Paragon Sentry Programmer.
Paragon KM24 XL Paragon KM24 XL Colour Choices Sentry

The Paragon KM24 XL Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM24 XL is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick oven, with a ramp-hold Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 24 XL means that it's about 24 inches deep inside and XL means extra large. In the US, the KM24 XL is called a KM24 Double-Barrel.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 4130W, so needs a 17A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 508mm x 965mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The standard drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle: although you can choose a side-hinged door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 99kg.

The firing chamber measures 279mm x 610mm x 108mm high and heats from the top, back, and sides with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick bricks. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a side-hinged door: normally a drop-down: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry 12-key to a Sentinel Touch: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM24 XL is a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide kiln made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures. The 12-key programmer has a 30-month guarantee.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, dental and medical instruments, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an enhanced Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, and automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface.

Alternatively, you can choose an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include those of the Sentry 12-key and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. The optional side-hinged door has a lever door-latch and an external safety-switch box mounted above the hinge: not such a tidy design. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM24 XL: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM24 XL.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 254mm x 203mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for two shelves, one behind the other.

THE PARAGON KM24 PRO KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM24 PRO 3-Zone Kiln With A Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM24 PRO 3-Zone Kiln With A Sentinel Controller For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Bartlett-Paragon Sentinel Touch Screen Programmer.
Paragon KM24 PRO Paragon KM24 PRO Colour Choices Sentinel

The Paragon KM24 PRO 3-Zone Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM24 PRO is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, ceramic fibre oven, with a ramp-hold Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 24 means that it's about 24 inches deep inside.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 6960W, so it needs a 29A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 368mm x 965mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening with the hot side facing away from you: although you can choose a counterbalanced drop-down door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 78kg.

The firing chamber measures 165mm x 610mm x 133mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements embedded in the surface of the 64mm thick rigidised ceramic-fibre. The kiln has three silent long-life solid-state relays mounted on aluminium heat-sinks and three long-life nickel-chromium K-type thermocouples.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a drop-down door: normally a guillotine: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a three-zone long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM24 PRO is a 5-star luxury design classic: a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide furnace made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, dental and medical instruments, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface, and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The closely-spaced wave-shaped elements are embedded near the surface of the 64mm thick ceramic-fibre. The interior has three independent sections each with top and side elements and a thermocouple. The programmer continually adjusts the on-off times of each section to minimise temperature gradients and maintain accurate temperatures. The surface of the fibre is rigidised so, unlike firebricks, it's dust free.


The insulated stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening, with the hot side facing away from you. The optional drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM24 PRO: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM24 PRO.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 178mm x 178mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for three shelves, one behind the other.

THE PARAGON KM24 XL PRO KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM24 XL PRO Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon KM24 XL PRO Double-Barrel Oven With A Sentinel Controller For Making Knives, Heat-Treating, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Bartlett-Paragon Touch Screen Sentinel SmartTouch Programmer.
Paragon KM24 XL PRO Paragon KM24 XL PRO Colour Choices Sentinel

The Paragon KM24 XL PRO 3-Zone Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM24 XL PRO is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, ceramic-fibre furnace, with a ramp-hold touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 24 XL means it's about 24 inches deep inside and XL means extra large. In the US, the KM24 XL PRO is called a KM24 Double-Barrel PRO.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 9680W, so needs a 41A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 521mm x 965mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening with the hot side facing away from you: however, you can choose a counterbalanced drop-down door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 70kg.

The firing chamber measures 337mm x 610mm x 133mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements embedded in the surface of the 64mm thick rigidised fibre. The kiln has three silent long-life solid-state relays mounted on aluminium heat-sinks and three long-life nickel-chromium K-type thermocouples.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a drop-down door: normally a guillotine: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM24 XL PRO is a 5-star luxury design classic: a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide furnace made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, dental and medical instruments, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface, and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The closely-spaced wave-shaped elements are embedded near the surface of the 64mm thick ceramic-fibre. The interior has two independent sections each with top and side elements and a thermocouple. The programmer continually adjusts the on-off times of each section to minimise temperature gradients and maintain accurate temperatures. The surface of the fibre is rigidised so, unlike firebricks, it's dust free.


The insulated stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening, with the hot side facing away from you. The optional drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.


Finally, a quote from a user: David Baker, a Forged In Fire judge, said: "We have to make blades in a very compressed time frame. The Paragon furnace lets me program the kiln, let it do its thing, and walk away and do other work. It's a game changer and saves me so much time.”

THE PARAGON KM24 XL PRO: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM24 XL PRO.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 305mm x 305mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash.

THE PARAGON KM36 KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM36 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM36 Oven With A Sentry Controller For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Orton-Paragon Sentry Xpress Programmer.
Paragon KM36 Paragon KM36 Colour Choices Sentry Xpress

The Paragon KM36 Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM36 is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick furnace, with a ramp-hold Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 36 means that it's about 36 inches deep inside. In the US, the KM36 is called an Xpress KM36 as it has a Sentry Xpress programmer.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 3600W, so needs a 16A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 432mm x 1245mm x 432mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The standard drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle: although you can choose a side-hinged door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 104kg.

The firing chamber measures 140mm x 914mm x 108mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick bricks. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a side-hinged door: normally a drop-down: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry Xpress 3-key to a Sentry 12-key: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry Xpress 3-key to a Sentinel Touch: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM36 is a robust, practical, fully-programmable kiln made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has the popular Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. Features include twenty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments.

Alternatively, you can choose an enhanced Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, and automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface.

Or an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include those of the Sentry 12-key and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. The optional side-hinged door has a lever door-latch and an external safety-switch box mounted above the hinge: not such a tidy design. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM36: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM36.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 125mm x 125mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for three shelves, one behind the other: more than three might make them difficult to put in, move, and take out.

If, for some special application, you need a single full-depth shelf we can cut one for you from high-temperature lightweight compressed fibre-board, so call or mail.

THE PARAGON KM36 XL KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM36 XL D Double Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM36 XL Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Orton-Paragon Sentry Programmer.
Paragon KM36 XL Paragon KM36 XL Colour Choices Sentry

The Paragon KM36 XL Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM36 XL is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick oven, with a ramp-hold Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 36 XL means that it's about 36 inches deep inside and XL means extra large. In the US, the KM36 XL is called a KM36 Double-Barrel.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 6140W, so needs a 26A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 508mm x 1245mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The standard drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle: although you can choose a side-hinged door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 99kg.

The firing chamber measures 279mm x 914mm x 108mm high and heats from the top, back, and sides with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick bricks. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a side-hinged door: normally a drop-down: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry 12-key to a Sentinel Touch: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted: needs 12-key or touch
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM36 XL is a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide kiln made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures. The 12-key programmer has a 30-month guarantee.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an enhanced Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, and automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface.

Alternatively, you can choose an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include those of the Sentry 12-key and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. The optional side-hinged door has a lever door-latch and an external safety-switch box mounted above the hinge: not such a tidy design. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM36 XL: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM36 XL.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 254mm x 203mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for two shelves, one behind the other.

If, for some special application, you need a single full-depth shelf we can cut one for you from high-temperature lightweight compressed fibre-board, so call or mail.

THE PARAGON KM36 PRO KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM36 PRO 3-Zone Kiln With A Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM36 PRO 3-Zone Kiln With A Sentinel Controller For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Bartlett-Paragon Sentinel Touch Screen Programmer.
Paragon KM36 PRO Paragon KM36 PRO Colour Choices Sentinel

The Paragon KM36 PRO 3-Zone Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM36 PRO is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, ceramic-fibre oven, with a ramp-hold Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 36 means that it's about 36 inches deep inside.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 10100W, so it needs a 42A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 368mm x 1270mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening with the hot side facing away from you, although you can choose a counterbalanced drop-down door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 159kg.

The firing chamber measures 165mm x 914mm x 133mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements embedded in the surface of the 64mm thick rigidised fibre. The kiln has three silent long-life solid-state relays mounted on aluminium heat-sinks and three long-life nickel-chromium K-type thermocouples.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a drop-down door: normally a guillotine: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a three-zone long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM36 PRO is a 5-star luxury design classic: a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide furnace made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface, and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The closely-spaced wave-shaped elements are embedded near the surface of the 64mm thick ceramic-fibre. The interior has three independent sections each with top and side elements and a thermocouple. The programmer continually adjusts the on-off times of each section to minimise temperature gradients and maintain accurate temperatures. The surface of the fibre is rigidised so, unlike firebricks, it's dust free.


The insulated stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening, with the hot side facing away from you. The optional drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM36 PRO: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM36 PRO.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 178mm x 178mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for three shelves, one behind the other.

If, for some special application, you need a single full-depth shelf we can cut one for you from high-temperature lightweight compressed fibre-board, so call or mail.

THE PARAGON KM36 XL PRO KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM36 XL PRO Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon KM36 XL PRO Double-Barrel Oven With A Sentinel Controller For Making Knives, Heat-Treating, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Bartlett-Paragon Touch Screen Sentinel SmartTouch Programmer.
Paragon KM36 XL PRO Paragon KM36 XL PRO Colour Choices Sentinel

The Paragon KM36 XL PRO 3-Zone Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM36 XL PRO is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, ceramic-fibre furnace, with a ramp-hold touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 36 XL means that it's about 36 inches deep inside and XL means extra large. In the US, the KM36 XL PRO is called a KM36 Double-Barrel PRO.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 14500W, so needs a 61A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 521mm x 1270mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening with the hot side facing away from you: however, you can choose a counterbalanced drop-down door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 110kg.

The firing chamber measures 337mm x 914mm x 133mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements embedded in the surface of the 64mm thick rigidised fibre. The kiln has three silent long-life solid-state relays mounted on aluminium heat-sinks and three long-life nickel-chromium K-type thermocouples.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a drop-down door: normally a guillotine: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM36 XL PRO is a 5-star luxury design classic: a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide furnace made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, ceremonial swords, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.


The kiln has an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface, and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The closely-spaced wave-shaped elements are embedded near the surface of the 64mm thick ceramic-fibre. The interior has three independent sections each with top and side elements and a thermocouple. The programmer continually adjusts the on-off times of each section to minimise temperature gradients and maintain accurate temperatures. The surface of the fibre is rigidised so, unlike firebricks, it's dust free.


The insulated stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening, with the hot side facing away from you. The optional drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM36 XL PRO: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM36 XL PRO.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 305mm x 305mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash.

If, for some special application, you need a single full-depth shelf we can cut one for you from high-temperature lightweight compressed fibre-board, so call or mail.

THE PARAGON KM45 KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM45 Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon KM45 Oven With A Sentry Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, Ceramics, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Orton-Paragon Sentry Controller.
Paragon KM45 Paragon KM45 Colour Choices Sentry

The Paragon KM45 Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Cutters, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM45 is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick furnace, with a ramp-hold Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 45 means that it's about 45 inches deep inside. In the US, the KM45 is called an Xpress KM45 as it has a Sentry Xpress programmer. The KM45 and KM45 XL PRO are the deepest kilns in the KM series.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 4560W, so needs a 19A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 432mm x 1473mm x 432mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The standard drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle: although you can choose a side-hinged door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 114kg.

The firing chamber measures 140mm x 1143mm x 108mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick bricks. The kiln has a silent long-life solid-state electronic relay mounted on an aluminium heat-sink and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a side-hinged door: normally a drop-down: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry Xpress 3-key to a Sentry 12-key: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a programmer upgrade: Sentry Xpress 3-key to a Sentinel Touch: more useful features: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM45 is a robust, practical, fully-programmable kiln made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures. The KM45 and KM45 XL PRO are the largest kilns in the KM series.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, ceremonial swords, épés, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.

Ceremonial, dress, and museum swords are very popular and sometimes sell for several thousand pounds. The KM45 is idea for making long blades, especially as any other kiln 1143mm deep would probably be about the same width and height: a massive and very expensive kiln.


The kiln has the popular Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. Features include twenty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments.

Alternatively, you can choose an enhanced Sentry 12-key digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, and automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface.

Or an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include those of the Sentry 12-key and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. The optional side-hinged door has a lever door-latch and an external safety-switch box mounted above the hinge: not such a tidy design. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM45: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM45.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 125mm x 125mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for three shelves, one behind the other: more than three might make them difficult to put in, move, and take out.

If, for some special application, you need a single full-depth shelf we can cut one for you from high-temperature lightweight compressed fibre-board, so call or mail.

THE PARAGON KM45 XL PRO KILN

KNIFE-MAKING, HEAT-TREATING, BLADES, TOOLS, CERAMICS, AND GLASS
Paragon KM45 XL PRO Double-Barrel Kiln With A Sentinel Programmer For Knife-Making, Heat-Treating, And Ceramics. Paragon KM45 XL PRO Double-Barrel Oven With A Sentinel Controller For Making Knives, Heat-Treating, And Glass. Paragon Blue Or Customised Berry, Black, Jade, Navy, Pink, Purple, Or Turquoise. Bartlett-Paragon Touch Screen Sentinel SmartTouch Programmer.
Paragon KM45 XL PRO Paragon KM45 XL PRO Colour Choices Sentinel

The Paragon KM45 XL PRO 3-Zone Furnace For Making Camping, Cooking, Hunting, And Kitchen Knives, Blades, Dies, Tools, Model Components, And Metal Parts, Heat-Treating, And Glass Work.

The Paragon KM45 XL PRO is a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, ceramic-fibre furnace, with a ramp-hold touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Choose Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


Paragon uses inches, not mm. For this kiln, 45 means that it's about 45 inches deep inside and XL means extra large. In the US, the KM45 XL PRO is called a KM45 Double-Barrel PRO. The KM45 and KM45 XL PRO are the deepest kilns in the KM series.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 16940W, so needs a 71A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 521mm x 1549mm x 457mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening with the hot side facing away from you: however, you can choose a counterbalanced drop-down door. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 124kg.

The firing chamber measures 337mm x 1143mm x 133mm high and heats from the top and sides with the elements embedded in the surface of the 64mm thick rigidised ceramic-fibre. The kiln has three silent long-life solid-state relays mounted on aluminium heat-sinks and three long-life nickel-chromium K-type thermocouples.

The programmer's electronic display prompts for heating rates, target temperatures, hold times, and cooling rates, making it easy to set up and re-use accurate heating, holding, and cooling sequences. An optional cone-fire mode, up to cone 10, will simplify any work with ceramics.


The options, upgrades, and accessories for this kiln are in the on-line shop:

List. a berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise respray: normally black
List. a drop-down door: normally a guillotine: factory fitted
List. a gas injection flow meter with a controlling solenoid: factory fitted
List. an electric kiln vent: factory fitted
List. an auxiliary power output for automatic vent control: factory fitted
List. a USB computer interface: factory fitted
List. a long-life S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple upgrade: factory fitted
List. a knife-making kit: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and hot gloves
List. shelf kits and shelf paper
List. ceramic fibre cloth
List. ceramic block
List. HEPA dust mask
List. clear protective glasses
List. glare-resistant glasses
List. heat-resistant gloves

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS, AND MY OPINION

Reviews And Opinions.

The KM45 XL PRO is a 5-star luxury design classic: a robust, practical, fully-programmable, extra-wide furnace made for precision work that needs reliable and stable temperatures. The KM45 and KM45 XL PRO are the largest kilns in the KM series.

It's ideal for a blade workshop making camping, hunting, and kitchen knives, ceremonial swords, épés, machetes, rapiers, sabres, and swords.

It can be used in an engineering facility for annealing, hardening, heat-treating, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, or a creative studio making architectural features or artwork components.

It's great for heat-treating metal parts, such as those used in models, guns, clocks, garden tools, machinery, restoration work, cars, bikes, sports equipment ... and you can work with ceramics, enamels, glass, metal clays, and porcelain within the kiln's size limits.

Ceremonial, dress, and museum swords are very popular and sometimes sell for several thousand pounds. The KM45 XL PRO is idea for making long blades, especially as any other kiln 1143mm deep would probably be about the same width and height: a massive and very expensive kiln.

Not everyone uses a KM kiln for making blades. A glass-artist used a KM45 XL PRO to anneal long slender glass parts as components for an installation in a London City bank. Very few kilns are over a metre deep so the KM was space, cost, time, and energy efficient. And the three-zone heating ensured even temperatures along the depth of the kiln.


The kiln has an advanced touch-screen Sentinel SmartTouch digital programmer. Features include thirty-five free-to-set sequences, each one with up to twenty segments, automatic control over hardware options: an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, and a USB computer interface, and real-time displays of voltage and current, a novice mode with prompts, firing sequences presented graphically, and wifi connectivity and updates.


The closely-spaced wave-shaped elements are embedded near the surface of the 64mm thick ceramic-fibre. The interior has three independent sections each with top and side elements and a thermocouple. The programmer continually adjusts the on-off times of each section to minimise temperature gradients and maintain accurate temperatures. The surface of the fibre is rigidised so, unlike firebricks, it's dust free.


The insulated stainless-steel guillotine door is spring-assisted on both sides for easy one-handed opening, with the hot side facing away from you. The optional drop-down door is hinged at the bottom and kept closed by a stay-cool counterbalanced handle. In both cases, the door activates a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened.

THE PARAGON KM45 XL PRO: KILN FURNITURE

Shelf Kits For The Paragon KM45 XL PRO.

The US-international kiln doesn't come with a shelf, or posts, or kiln wash because, generally, heat-treating doesn't use a shelf. So knife-makers often handcraft their own blade holders, holder-supports, and accessories. However, there's a getting-started recommended kit, not included in the price: four blade holders with removable pins, eight holder-supports, and a pair of heat-resistant gloves.

To make your own blade holders, with slots or pins, there are firebricks, 230mm x 114mm x 76mm, in the on-line shop. They're easy to cut into smaller blocks, slices, or strips, and drill, with regular tools. Most of the KM kilns need two or more, especially as you might need different sizes or shapes for different blades.
You can cut pins from 3mm-diameter stainless steel rod or use un-plated 76mm-long masonry nails. The pins don't have to be a tight fit so just drill small holes. If you tap the pins in you might crack the block.

For annealing beads and glass, firing ceramics and porcelain, fusing glass, enamelling, lampworking, or sintering metal clays, there's a recommended shelf kit, not included in the price: one durable 305mm x 305mm x 15mm cordierite shelf, four 12mm shelf posts, and 450gm of kiln wash. This kiln has room for two shelves, one behind the other: more than two might make them difficult to put in, move, and take out.

If, for some special application, you need a single full-depth shelf we can cut one for you from high-temperature lightweight compressed fibre-board, so call or mail.

RECOMMENDED READING
General Help and FAQs For Kilns. Paragon Kiln Shelf Kit. Paragon Relay. Paragon Transformer.

Kilns, Digital Programmers, Kiln Furniture, Options, Upgrades, Firing, Kiln Logs, Accessories, Materials, Parts, Processes, Repairs, And Tools.

The remaining sections are recommended reading, unless you're already using kilns successfully.


Cherry Heaven has been a Paragon distributor since 2002, and commended every year for outstanding performance. Paragon kilns are good value: buy Paragons and you could save enough to treat yourself to a luxury five-star weekend break.

Anyone can buy a kiln to resell and call themselves a specialist, but a top-tier distributor understands all the kilns, options, and upgrades, will stock spares, offers free competent technical support, can help you repair your kiln, provides on-line repair videos, has a repair workshop, and can access Paragon's extensive knowledge-base.

If you need help, you can mail an experienced technician or call . Alternatively, to learn more about how your kiln works, use the help link below the menu bar near the top of the page.

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO MAKING KNIVES
The Society Of British Cutlers Knife. Knife Blade Supports. 321 Stainless Steel Foil. Kitiki Heat Resistant Gloves.

Steels And Knife Making.

Steels are alloys of iron and carbon, generally described as mild steel, medium-carbon steel, or high-carbon steel, according to the percentage of carbon. Adding other elements such as chromium, manganese, nickel, tungsten, and vanadium change the characteristics of the metal.

There are over 3500 types of steel, most of which have been developed during the last 25 years. If the Eiffel Tower were to be built today, it would only need one-third of the steel that was originally used.

Making knife blades involves many different types of high-carbon steel and a series of forming, heating, cooling, and finishing processes. Knife-making kilns come with a heat treating manual, although professional knife-makers usually adapt the processes and develop their own techniques.


During heat treating, oxygen combines with the steel to form a scale on the surface of the blades. To minimise this, they're either wrapped in heat-treating foil or an inert gas can be injected into the furnace to displace the oxygen.

Most professional knife makers use a kiln with gas injection for precise control and to save time. The Sentry 12-key and the Sentinel SmartTouch programmers can have an additional solenoid kit which can automatically turn the gas on or off for each segment of the firing: just programme the controller to turn on the gas at the temperature where scale begins to form on the steel.

Argon gas is popular for heat treating because it's inexpensive. But, it's heavier than air and breathing it in won't keep you alive: so your workshop must be well ventilated.

Some knife-makers use 321 stainless steel foil to wrap the blades, mimicking a vacuum furnace. The foil needs to be removed before quenching the steel in oil.

Others use a water-based coating. The steel part can be painted, sprayed, or dipped then allowed to dry before beginning the heat treatment. On cooling, it will crumble off and the steel parts can be rinsed clean under water. It's important to ensure that parts are clean of oil and greases before applying the coating.

HARDENING STEEL

How To Harden Steels.

Steel is already hard, but can be made much harder by heating it to a hardening temperature and then soaking it at that temperature. The temperature and time depend on the steel and the result you want. Hardness is measured using Rockwell testing.

QUENCHING

How To Quench Steels.

After hardening, steel is quenched by cooling it in air, water, or oil, otherwise the steel would lose most of its hardness. The way in which quenching is done is vital.

TEMPERING

How To Temper Steels.

After quenching, most steel is tempered, another heating and cooling process, to relieve stresses, otherwise it can be too brittle for repeated use.

FREE HEAT-TREATING GUIDE

A Free Heat-Treating Guide.

You can download, and print, a Heat-Treating Guide. Paragon created it in 2005 so it's only a guide, not a contemporary definitive document. Click here. It's a pdf file, but your device should already have a pdf viewer.

THE SOCIETY OF BRITISH CUTLERS

The Society Of British Cutlers.

The Society Of British Cutlers Logo. The Society Of British Cutlers Knife. The Society Of British Cutlers Knives. The Society Of British Cutlers Knife.

If you want to follow other knife makers, see what they're doing, and contact them, here's a link to The Society Of British Cutlers. Click here. We're featured as a distributor for Paragon's KM knife-making kilns.

A GAS INLET FLOW METER FOR KILNS

Paragon Gas Inlet Flow Meter.

The Paragon Gas Inlet Flow Meter.

Users interested in gas injection are usually blade-makers. There are so many variables that there isn't a comprehensive set of instructions but I've put together enough to get you started if you're a novice.


During heat treating, oxygen forms a scale on the surface of knife blades, metals, and tools. To minimise this, the parts can either be wrapped in heat-treating foil or an inert gas can be injected into the furnace to displace the oxygen.

Most professional knife makers use gas injection for precise control and to save time. If you have a Sentry or a Sentinel programmer, a solenoid kit can automatically turn the gas on or off for each segment of the firing: just programme the controller to turn on the gas at the temperature where scale begins to form on the steel.


The factory-fitted gas injection and flow meter provided is a standard meter from Dwyer calibrated from 1 SCFH to 20 SCFH: SCFH is Standard Cubic Feet per Hour. The user is responsible for providing a source of gas at low pressure, less than 20 PSIG, to a 1/4" NPT female pipe fitting. A pressure regulator may be required to reduce the high pressure in bottled gas to a usable range. This is usually bought with the gas tank: it's not part of this Paragon option.

The Dwyer flow meter is for use on furnaces with internal volumes of 0.2 cubic feet to 27 cubic feet and, therefore, the setting of the flow meter will depend on the size of furnace or the amount of gas required to create a chemical reaction.

If the furnace is 0.2 cubic feet in volume and the flow meter is set on 1 SCFH, the atmosphere of the furnace will be changed 5 times per hour at room temperature: every 12 minutes. If, however, the furnace is over 1000F, the room temperature gas will expand to over ten times its volume when it's injected into the hot firing chamber. This equates to changing the atmosphere of a 0.2 cubic foot furnace at the rate of 50 times per hour: every 1.2 minutes.

It's up to the user to define how pure the atmosphere is required and adjust the flow rate accordingly. Typically, this will require several test samples to fine tune the atmosphere.


Furnaces aren't completely air-tight and gas will leak out around the door, and through the firebricks and metal seams, so you need a steady flow of gas. Gas at room temperature will expand to over twenty times its volume when injected into a firing chamber at 550°C, so a low setting on the flow meter is adequate to prevent most scaling.

Depending on how you work, gas injection might reduce the life of the heating elements slightly. However, they're easy and inexpensive to replace. If your business depends on continual kiln time, buying a spare set of elements would be sensible.

Argon gas is popular for heat treating because it's inexpensive. But, it's heavier than air and breathing it in won't keep you alive. so your workshop must be well ventilated.

AN ELECTRIC VENT FOR KILNS

Orton-Paragon Kiln VentMaster: Unassembled. Orton-Paragon Oven Vent Outlet. Orton-Paragon Kiln Fan Motor Unit. Orton-Paragon Kiln Auxiliary Power Socket.

The Orton-Paragon Vent Master Kiln Vent.

A Paragon-Orton Vent Master removes airborn pollutants straight away and redirects them to the outside through a flexi-pipe. The kilns can be factory-readied, so the vent just needs on-site assembly. It's on-off times can be controlled by the programmer.

Refreshing the air in a kiln minimises surface blemishes when firing clays, ensures brighter colours when firing glasses, prevents colour contamination when firing different glazes, and removes pollutants when heat-treating metals.

The vent motor isn't so powerful that the heat-up time and maximum temperature are reduced, but the cooling time is, depending on the size of the kiln.


The UK-EU vent motor is rated at 230V-240V 132W, so it can use a regular mains socket. The suction cup, in the second photo, and pipe are attached to the kiln but the motor can be remote: it doesn't get hot and the fan is easy to clean.

There's always a small gap, for expansion, around any kiln door or lid, so enough new air can be drawn in to replace the old air being drawn out. However, peepholes act as straight-through cold-air inlets: so you might not want them or block them with some ceramic cloth?

The vent can be turned on and off manually. Alternatively, if the kiln has a Sentry or a Sentinel programmer, the vent can be plugged into the kiln's auxiliary power outlet and controlled by the programmer. The power outlet, in the fourth photo, has to be fitted during manufacture: so decide before you order.


As with Paragon kilns, Orton Vent Masters can be re-engineered for any electrical system. They conform to the demanding 1992 Uniform Mechanical Code and the UL standard, and are CE Marked for the EU. They have a two year limited warranty.

A USB INTERFACE WITH WINDOWS SOFTWARE FOR KILNS

Paragon USB Interface.

The Paragon USB Interface With Windows Software.

A factory-fitted USB interface provides a USB socket on the kiln that connects a Sentry or Sentinel programmer to a Windows computer. You can monitor the firing sequences, save them, and print out the results, making it easier to keep a record of firings: successful and unsuccessful. If you prefer, you can have an RS232 interface.


The Universal Serial Bus, USB, is a simple plug-and-play digital connection between a computer and most of it's peripherals, designed to replace all the old plugs, sockets, cables, and expansion interfaces. Up to 127 fast-access devices can be set up automatically and hot-swapped without turning the computer off.

Universal means it's an internationally agreed standard. A bus is the computer's two-way connection which carries data between the processor, the drive, the memory, and the peripherals. Serial means that data is sent one bit after another, as a data stream.
As an analogy, a road bus carries passengers between work, home, and the shops. And a tee-vee serial shows the episodes one after another, in the right sequence.

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UK To EU Plug Adapter.
Ceramic Block.
Ceramic Cloth.
EU Plug.
UK-EU Adapter.
Dry Powder Extinguisher.
Glare Resistant Glasses.
HEPA Mask.
heat-resistant Gloves.
Kitiki Cutters.
Kitiki Flush Cutters.
Kitiki Flat-Nose Pliers.
Kitiki Pointed-Nose Pliers.
Kitiki Bent-Nose Pliers.
Kitiki Round-Nose Pliers.
Protective Glasses.
Potter & Brumfield Relay.
Dorset, SW England.
UK 13A Plug.
Large Rubber Drum 950gm Open
The AX-4 Digital Controller.
MiniKiln Closed.
Bartlett-Paragon Touch Screen Digital Controller.
Paragon BlueBird Bead Annealing Kiln.
Lauscha by Carrie Fertig.
Activated Charcoal Granules.
Paragon Caldera Ceramics And Glass Kiln.
Paragon Caldera Bead, Enamels, And Glass Kiln.
Paragon Crucible.
Paragon Fusion CS14D Glass Kiln.
Paragon Fusion CS14SB Glass And Bead Kiln.
Paragon Caldera XL Ceramics Kiln.
Paragon F500 Lampwork Kiln.
Paragon FireFly Ceramics Kiln.
Paragon Fusion 7 Glass Kiln.
Paragon Fusion 8 Glass Kiln.
Paragon GL18ADTSD Glass Kiln.
Paragon HT-14D Heat Treating Furnace.
Paragon Janus 1613 Ceramics Kiln.
Paragon KM18D Knife-Making Oven.
Paragon KM36 XL PRP Knife-Making Furnace.
Paragon-Orton Vent Master: Unassembled.
Paragon-Orton Vent Master: Suction Cup.
Paragon Pearl 22 Glass Kiln.
Paragon PMT21 Heat Treating Kiln.
Paragon Door Peephole And Vent.
Stainless Steel Pans.
Paragon SC-2 Black Jewellery Kiln.
Paragon SC2 Jewellery Kiln.
Paragon SC2B Bead-Door Kiln.
Paragon SC2W Enamelling Kiln.
Paragon SC4 Glass Kiln.
Paragon SC2BW Jewellery And Bead Kiln.
Paragon SC2D Pro-3 Jewellery Kiln.
Paragon SC2 Shelf Kit.
Paragon SC-2 Jade Jewellery Kiln.
Paragon SC-2 Black Jewellery Kiln.
Orton-Paragon Sentry Xpress Programmer.
Orton-Paragon Sentry Programmer.
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Paragon SC-2 Pink Jewellery Kiln.
Paragon SC-2 Pro Black Jewellery Kiln.
Paragon SC-2 Turqoise Jewellery Kiln.
Paragon SC-2 Purple Jewellery Kiln.
Paragon SC-2 Navy Jewellery Kiln.
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Paragon ST-8 Kiln Table.
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Paragon TNF 1613 Ceramics Kiln.
Paragon GL24 Kiln Table.
Paragon Xpress 1613 Top Row Of Bricks.
Paragon W Lost-Wax Casting Kiln.
Paragon Lost-Wax Burnout Tray With Grille.
Paragon Lost-Wax Burnout Tray With Grid.
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Paragon Xpress E-12 Jewellery Kiln.
Paragon Xpress E-12B Bead Kiln.
Paragon Xpress E-14 Glass Kiln.
Paragon Xpress Q-11 Ceramics Kiln.
Paragon Vitrigraph Kiln.
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