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Paragon SC3 Digital Kiln
Paragon Model SC3 Kiln


 
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The Paragon SC (Silver Clay) series kilns by Paragon are wonderful small jewelry kilns designed especially for the studio jeweler. The SC3 kiln is the perfect choice for studio jewelers, metal clay artists, firing services, and classrooms 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 SC3 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, 8" deep, and 7-3/4" high. A maximum of 3 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 SC3 plugs into a standard 110V household outlet (3-prong) and draws 1800 watts. As a comparison, most hair dryers, when set on high, draw about 1500 watts.

Order your SC3 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. Technical specifications can be found below as well as a video on programming and firing the kiln, and an explanation of the kiln door and furniture options.

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Power Consumption

The SC3 plugs into a 3-prong household outlet and draws 1800 watts. Hourly cost to operate on average: 17 cents.

Kiln Location
Place the SC3 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 SC3 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
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, call us at 888-478-5060 for setup assistance if you need it. 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.

View our video (below) to learn how easy it is to operate a Paragon kiln using the 3-button digital controller.

Manuals
Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital Controller
Paragon SC Series Kiln Owners Manual

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Paragon SC3 Digital Kiln

The SC-3, for a digital kiln, is surprisingly affordable. 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 ceramic fiber firing chamber is wrapped in a steel inner case. The outer steel case remains cool because of the air gap that separates it from 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.
The fast firing element is embedded in the firing chamber shell. It includes a top vent for lost wax casting.
The SC-3 has separate heating elements in the left and right sides of the firing chamber. The back of the chamber has no element. This results in improved heat distribution, because heat does not build up in the back of the kiln.
Each SC-3 includes a 1/4” thick ceramic fiber shelf.
SC-3 Features
  • On/off safety switch
  • 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
  • Top vent complete with tapered plug for lost wax casting
  • Includes a 1/4” thick ceramic fiber shelf
  • Optional glass view port
  • Optional 6 1/2” wide bead door with mandrel holder
  • 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. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.

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