Paragon Digitally Controlled Kilns
Paragon Digital Kilns are great for professional and hobby jewelers who create their own custom jewelry. Choose from a wide variety of models and features noted below. These Kilns are all easy to operate and are great for firing metal clay, fusing glass, enameling, firing gemstones and more. All Paragon Kilns come with the Century Xpress Digital Controller mounted in the kiln base to save table space.
All SC Series Kilns feature a ceramic fiber chamber. Cool Tools offers the Paragon SC1 Kiln Model which is the smallest size of Paragon Kilns. It is great as a traveling kiln or for those who have a limited work space. Choose from a variety of color options. This model is not available with a bead door or view port. This Kiln fires at 2000°F.
Fire Box/Chamber size: 6" wide x 3.75" deep x 3" high
This model is a favorite among Jewelry Artists. Cool Tools offers a variety of Paragon SC2 Models with options that include: a Bead Door, a View-port or both in a variety of colors. This Kiln fires at 2000°F.
Fire Box/Chamber size: 8" wide x 7.75" deep x 5.75" high
This is the largest of the SC Series Kilns. The chamber size is large enough for two kiln shelves enabling the user to fire multiple projects. The SC3 is a favorite of Instructors and the serious Jewelry Artist. This model also includes options that of a Bead Door, View-port or both in a variety of colors. This Kiln fires at 2000°F.
Fire Box/Chamber size: 7.75" wide x 8" deep x 7.75" high
Paragon Xpress E9A
The Paragon Xpress E9A Kiln features an external double-wall steel case with a brick firebox to keep it cool when firing. The fire bricks store heat for quick temperature recovery after adding or removing your jewelry project. Unlatch and open the door with one hand; the latch operates so smoothly that delicate copper enameling or silver clay pieces remain undisturbed while opening and closing the door. A fire brick box like in the E9A is the perfect choice for metal clay, enameling, china painting, glass and glass fusing, lost wax casting or ceramics. This kiln includes a 1/2" hole stamped into the steel door case and includes a stainless steel cover. The fire brick behind the hold is un-drilled so that you can drill it to the exact size that you need for a peep hole, vent hole, or extra pyrometer hole. (Most people do not need the hole and leave the fire brick un-drilled) Choose from a variety of colors. This Kiln fires at 2000°F.
Fire Box/Chamber size: 8.5" wide x 9" deep x 4.45" high
Paragon Xpress E12A
The Paragon Xpress E12A Kiln Model also has an external double-wall steel case with a brick firebox and a smooth operating door as the E9A. The interior is large enough to fire a 10" bronze or copper container. A vent hole in the top, complete with tapered vent plug, is designed for lost wax casting. You can also vent combustible cork clay and other fillers used with silver clay. This Kiln fires at 2000°F.
Fire Box/Chamber Size: 8.5" wide x 12" deep x 6" high
Paragon Xpress E12T
The Paragon Xpress E12T Kiln Model has the same features as the E12A with a larger chamber. This
is the largest kiln offered by Cool Tools. This Kiln fires at 2000°F.
Fire Box/Chamber Size: 8.5" wide x 12" deep x 9" high
The Paragon Caldera is a digitally controlled top load brick kiln that fires rapidly to 2350° F. It is designed for all metal clays, glass fusing, bead annealing, glaze testing, enameling, ceramics, porcelain and stoneware. The basic Caldera is part of a kiln expansion system. Add a collar for annealing glass beads or enameling small copper pieces. Add 4 1/2" of height to the Caldera with a Caldera-BC Collar, which has a 7 1/2" x 2" door on the side for annealing glass beads. The Caldera-X is the same type of collar but without the bead door. Explore copper enameling with the 6 3/4" tall Caldera-E Collar.
Fire Box/Chamber Size: 8" wide x 6.75" deep x 8" high
Please be aware when firing the Caldera with any collar in place, the maximum temperature is reduced:
- Enameling Collar - 1800° F
- Bead Collar - 2000° F
- Extension Collar - 2000° F
Paragon Home Artist
The Paragon Home Artist Kiln is the only round kiln that we offer. It is large enough to fire 10" china plates. The Home Artist is perfect not only for China Painters but also for Glass Fusers, Silver Clay Artists, Raku and Low Fire Ceramics. It is perfect for Artists who travel as it features a collapsible luggage carrier for easy moving. It is surprisingly large for a kiln that fires up to 1900° F.
Fire Box/Chamber Size: Round 12" wide x 12" deep
Paragon Firefly - Digital
The Firefly is top loading brick kiln and a great choice for beginners. This kiln works great with metal clay. Choose from the standard model or an optional window meant for glass fusing. This Kiln fires at 2350°F, with the optional window it is reduced to 2100°F.
Fire Box/Chamber Size: 8" wide x 4.5" deep x 8" long
Paragon Firefly - Manual
The Firefly Manual Kiln is great for beginners on a budget. This fires rapidly and you can slow it down with the infinite control switch. Enjoy digital accuracy on a modest budget. Monitor kiln temperature on the hand-held, easy-to-read digital pyrometer, which is included at no charge. It takes the guess work out of firing. This Kiln fires at 2350°F, with the optional window it is reduced to 2300°F.
Fire Box/Chamber Size: 8" wide x 4.5" deep x 8" long