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Product: FireFly Digital Kiln, Model/SKU: 92211J1B00, Price: $735.00

FireFly Digital

Bronze Clay    China Painting    Decals    Dolls    Fast Firings    Glass Fusing    Glaze Testing    Low-Fire Ceramics    Porcelain and Stoneware   


Paragon FireFly Digital

The portable and convenient Paragon FireFly Digital will give you unbridled freedom. It plugs in almost anywhere on a household 120 volt outlet. Take this kiln to seminars or on vacation.

Test Glazes with Digital Accuracy

Test glass and glazes in the FireFly Digital before firing production loads in a large kiln. Perfecting colors for larger work is faster and cheaper in a small test kiln than in a large kiln. Test glazes while you feel the momentum instead of when you have enough ware to fill your large kiln.

An Excellent Classroom Kiln

Because new teachers often inherit bags of unlabeled clay, many kiln loads have been ruined because the clay was fired to the wrong temperature. With your own classroom test kiln, you can fire small clay samples to determine the correct temperature. Your students can make gifts in time for a birthday or holiday instead of when the school’s large kiln is available.

Teachers are delighted to find that the FireFly Digital is relatively inexpensive. The kiln creates enthusiasm for the clay program, because students see their test results right away. And testing in a small kiln will vastly increase your students’ knowledge of glazes.

Good Choice for Beginners

The Paragon FireFly Digital fires rapidly with a digital Sentry Xpress controller at the precise rate and temperature you choose. The controller stores up to 4 custom programs in memory. The display shows the kiln temperature throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C. Program up to 8 segments, or steps, per firing. Duplicate the firing schedule of your large kiln. If you know the natural cooling rate of your large kiln, you can even program that cooling rate in the FireFly Digital.

You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you later buy a larger one, continue to use the small one for testing or small projects. A small test kiln is invaluable in solving ceramic glaze problems.

The Kiln Addiction

The heat of the kiln is magical and offers wonderful surprises. Stained glass, enamels, and ceramic glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln. Opening a kiln to view your treasures is a festive moment that you will never outgrow no matter how much experience you gain.

The firing results will thrill you. Create breathtaking glass bracelets and pendants in the 8" square x 4 1/2" high interior. Fire small glass casting molds and even drop molds. But you are not limited to glass. Fire porcelain or stoneware pendants and beads. Test glazes. The kiln has plenty of power to reach 2350°F (1287°C).

L-Shaped Notches Strengthen the Firing Chamber

The Paragon FireFly Digital is made of durable 2 1/2" thick insulating firebrick, which stores heat for slow cooling and safe annealing of smaller glass projects. The solid 2 1/2" thick firebrick top and bottom help seal in the heat.

The hinged lid is self-adjusting to compensate for expansion at high temperatures. The hinge includes a stop that holds the lid open and out of the way. Lift the lid with a handle on the front or a separate handle on the side.

To strengthen the firing chamber, the firebrick corners are fitted together with L-shaped notches. This type of joint lasts longer than the butted joint and the "picture frame" mitered joint found on competitive brands.

Long-Lasting Elements and Thermocouple

Dropped, recessed grooves protect the replaceable heating elements for longer life. Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven for decades in Paragon kilns. Rugged construction makes this little kiln a workhorse.

This kiln is built to last. Elements are coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available. The thermocouple, which senses the firing chamber temperature, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life.

Watch the Interior Through the Optional Glass Window

You can order the FireFly Digital with an optional glass window in the top. The glass window is rated to 2300°F (1260°C), so it can easily withstand glass-fusing temperatures. Please note, however, that the window reduces the kiln’s maximum temperature to approximately 2100°F (1148°C) and is meant for glass fusing. (You can still fire porcelain and stoneware even with the window, but you will need to plug the window with ceramic fiber.)

Durable Paint

The FireFly Digital switchbox is coated with a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose this type of paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.

Built-in Stand, Long-Lasting Electrical Parts

A built-in 2 3/4" tall steel base with mar-proof rubber feet covers the entire firebrick bottom. Place the kiln directly onto a heat-resistant work surface. No extra stand is needed.

A stainless steel heat shield inside the switch box protects wiring from contact with the case. Costly nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation. Slots on the top, side, and bottom of the switch box circulate air for the long life of the electrical components. In addition, Paragon kilns go through a 15-step quality control inspection.

Made in the USA

The FireFly Digital is proudly made in Mesquite, Texas by skilled craftspeople. Not only that, but phone calls during business hours are answered by a live person at the Mesquite factory. We are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Thursday. Our expanded hours allow us to serve customers in differing time zones. Call us—we would enjoy hearing from you. Our customer service representatives will be glad to help you after the sale, even long after the kiln is out of warranty, and at no charge.

 

Have something good to say about the FireFly Digital? Tell Us

"I am much more than happy with my kiln--I am thrilled with it. I bought the FireFly to graduate from torch-fired silver clay jewelry to stronger kiln-fired pieces. Not only has the kiln done a great job with silver clay but has proven to be super for bronze and copper clays as well. The digital controls are easy to use, and I have had no problems setting programs for all three types of metal clay. I am enjoying my retirement with my FireFly kiln. Thanks for such a great product." - Laurie Clark,

Product Videos

  • Watch & Listen to D002 Sentry Xpress Cone-Fire Demonstration (3 min)
  • Watch & Listen to D001 Sentry Xpress Ramp-Hold Demonstration (7 min)
  • Watch & Listen to P001 The Paragon Kiln Factory Sheetmetal Department (3 min 40 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P004 The Paragon Kiln Factory Square Kiln Assembly Line (4 min 30 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P005 The Paragon Kiln Factory Firebrick Room (6 min 47 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P015 Paragon FireFly All Purpose Kilns (3 min 56 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P009 Paragon’s Sentry Xpress 3-Key Ceramics Controller (2 min 51 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P008 The Paragon Kiln Factory Inspection Station (1 min 50 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to Interactive Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller Demo
  • Watch & Listen to D007 (Spanish) Demonstracion de Quema de Conos en un Horno de Industrias Paragon con Control Sentry Xpress (3 min 16 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D006 (Spanish) Demostracion Para Incrementar y Mantener La Temperatura Con un Control Sentry Xpress de Industrias Paragon (7 min 9 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D003 Sentry Xpress 3-Key Controller Advanced Features (5 min 17 sec)



  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2350F
    1287C

    Amps

    13

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    1560

    Nema

    5-15R

    Breaker Size

    20

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    12 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

    Y

    CE

    N

    IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.

    Control Type


    Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-Key

    Voltage

    120

    Hertz

    60

    Nema Details







    Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.

    The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.

    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    0.16 CU.FT.
    4.53 litres

    Chamber Length

    8.00 IN
    203 mm

    Chamber Width

    8.00 IN
    203 mm

    Chamber Depth

    4.50 IN
    114 mm


    The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom

    Outer Size

    15.00W x 18.50D x 12.00H Inches
    381W x 470D x 305H mm

    Ship Size

    25.00W x 18.00D x 18.00H Inches
    635W x 457D x 457H mm

    Ship Weight

    45.00 Lbs.
    20.41 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via UPS





    Part Number

    92211J1B00   * Base Model

    Price

    $735.00

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    2 inch x 2 inch Glass Window, FireFly

    Watch the bright red kiln interior through the optional 2” x 2” high-temperature glass window, which is rated to 2300°F. This is especially convenient for glass fusing. Watch your glass treasures progress through every stage from tack fuse to full

    $40.00

    Lid Safety Switch

    The optional lid safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid. IMPORT

    $72.00

    FSCaldera and FireFly

    Recommended furniture kit for the Caldera, E-9, E-10, FireFly, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    1 C-7 (7" square x 5/8") Shelf

    4 - 1/2" lo

    $25.00

    Firing Safety Glasses

    Wear firing safety glasses whenever looking into the firing chamber of a hot kiln. Filters the infra-red and ultra-violet light. Reduces glare, makes pyrometric cones easier to see.

    Paragon no longer sells firing safety glasses. Instead, y

    $0.00




    Accessories

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  • Usages

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  • Additional Information

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  • Replacement Parts
  • Accessories
  • Wiring Diagrams

    FireFly Digital

  • Manuals
          Caldera & FireFly Instruction & Service Manual
          Sentry Xpress 4.0 3-Key Controller: Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold


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