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Paragon SC2 Digital Kiln
Paragon Model SC2 Kiln


 
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Want this kiln right away? Order the Standard Color SC2 Digital Kiln Monday - Friday before 12pm CST for same day free shipping.

The Paragon SC (Silver Clay) series kilns by Paragon are wonderful small jewelry kilns designed especially for the studio jeweler. The SC2 kiln is the perfect choice for studio jewelers and metal clay artists working in any type of metal clay and traditional jewelry making techniques:

  • fire silver & gold metal clays
  • fire copper, bronze, brass, sterling, steel clays in carbon
  • fuse dichroic glass
  • slump glass
  • enamel silver and copper
  • fire and glaze bisque
  • co-fire gemstones, glass, and other inclusions
  • co-fire sterling silver
  • anneal glass beads
  • fire glass decals
  • create reticulated metals
  • heat treat metal
    lost wax burnout ...and more

The SC2 is digitally controlled, so you can set it and forget it. Use one of 4 customizable heat, hold and stop programs, or build firings up to 8 segments long saved to 4 customizable programs.

The firing box measures 8" wide, 7-3/4" deep, and 5-3/4" high. A maximum of 2 kiln shelves can be fired at once. Any of the stainless steel and ceramic firing vessels we carry for carbon firing will fit this kiln.

The SC2 plugs into a standard 110V household outlet (3-prong) and draws 1440 watts, which is less energy than most hair dryers (a typical hair dryer, set on high heat, will use about 1500 watts).

Order your SC2 in traditional Paragon Blue, or have fun with our custom color options. Be sure to add a kiln furniture kit that includes the essentials you'll need for metal clay firing. Click the "TechSpec" Tab for technical specifications and manual support.


Power Consumption

The SC2 plugs into a 3-prong household outlet and draws 1440 watts. Hourly cost to operate on average: 15 cents.

Kiln Location
Place the SC2 on a counter top or table without worry; the surface will not heat during firing thanks to the elevated firing box. Double-walled construction keeps the outside case cool, even at extended firing times.

Maintenance
Your kiln will give you years of trouble-free service as long as you are good to it. Keep the inside clean, don't gouge the fiber walls, don't fire directly on the floor, etc. The Paragon SC2 kiln has a ceramic fiber interior with the heating elements embedded and protected within the shell. The heating elements have a lifespan that is use-dependent, and for most people, will last for years. When it is time to replace the heating elements, the ceramic fiber shell, called a muffle, is replaced.

Warranty

The kiln is warrantied to be free of defects in workmanship for a period of 1 year from date of shipment. Manufacturer will repair or replace any parts that become defective under normal and proper use during the specified period.
Entire warranty can be read here.

Delivery
Ships Free in the U.S.

Standard colors normally ship 1-2 weeks from order, but can take up to 2-3 weeks during promotions and holidays. Please allow at least 2 weeks time for your customized kiln to be built and shipped. When your kiln arrives, feel free to call us at 888-478-5060 for setup assistance. We'll have you up and running in minutes.

International Voltages
This model can be ordered in different voltages for destinations outside the United States. Please contact us to place a special order.

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Paragon SC2 Digital Kiln

A Proven Design
The SC-2 has been in production since 1997. It is a proven design that we have steadily refined every year. Thousands of artists in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan love their SC-2. The SC-2 is popular in art centers, colleges, craft classes, and even engineering laboratories.
The high-tech ceramic fiber firing chamber is wrapped in a steel inner case. The outer steel case remains cool due to the layer of air between it and the inner case. In addition, the case is slotted for air circulation. Electrical components, located in the base, stay cool even at extended hold times.
Large Yet Portable
The SC-2 can hold three shelves of silver clay yet is portable enough to take with you to classes. Program the firing schedule that is perfect for your projects. You are not stuck with preset programs. The programmer turns itself off after the firing is completed. (Please note, however, that you should be near the kiln at the expected shutoff time.) The SC-2 is great in classrooms because the elements are embedded in ceramic fiber.
Even Heat Distribution
The newest SC-2 has two separate heating elements in the left and right sides of the firing chamber. The back of the chamber has no element. Extensive testing shows that the heat distribution in the current SC-2 is more even throughout the firing chamber, because heat does not build up in the back of the kiln.
Affordable, Easy to Program
The SC-2, for a digital kiln, is surprisingly affordable and proudly made in the U.S.A. to exacting standards. It fires automatically at the rate and temperature you enter. A large, brightly lit display prompts for firing rate, temperature, and hold time. Use the hold feature to automatically soak any type of clay silver to its recommended time.
The fast-firing element is embedded in the firing chamber shell. Each SC-2 includes a 1/4” thick ceramic fiber shelf.
SC-2 Features
  • On/off toggle switch
  • Built-in base; no extra stand needed
  • Door opens 180 degrees for easy loading
  • The case is slotted for air circulation.
  • Electrical components in the base stay cool even at extended hold times.
  • The embedded element heats from the two sides for improved heat distribution.
  • Top vent complete with tapered plug for lost wax casting
  • Includes a 1/4” thick ceramic fiber shelf
  • Optional SC-2 glass view port
  • Optional 6 1/2” wide bead door with mandrel holder
  • Colorful 28-page kiln instruction manual (In addition, the kiln also comes with a separate controller manual.)
  • The Amazing Digital Controller


  • The reliable Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold.
    Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller on Non-Ceramic Paragon Kilns
  • Design programs with up to 8 segments (steps) in Ramp-Hold mode.
  • Fire to a single temperature at a single speed in the simplified Single Speed mode.
  • Ramp-Hold mode can store 4 programs.
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Single Speed and Ramp-Hold. Experiment with Hold to improve color saturation of china paints.
  • Add Hold Time during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
  • Program the Temperature Alarm to sound when the kiln reaches a specific temperature. Use this to remind yourself to check on the kiln.
  • Temperature display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
  • Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
  • Set the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.
  • Error Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
  • Colorful, illustrated instruction manual (separate from the kiln manual). Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.

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