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GF6B, Discontinued

Glass Fusing    Glass Painting    Glass Slumping   

Paragon GF-6B Glass Fusing Kiln

Our first glass fusing kilns, the GF-series, have passed the test of time since 1985. They helped start the glass fusing revolution. The GF-6B is one of those kilns. The switch-operated GF-6B has been replaced by the digital Fusion-6.

“I’ve fired your kilns all over the country during my seminars. I never hear complaints about your kilns. They are reliable and last a hell of a long time.” —The late Dan Fenton, who lived in Oakland, California

The GF-6B manual-fire kilns uses an infinite control switch. It comes with a safety pilot light.

The GF-6B lid elements use a new element groove that eliminates element pins. The element coils are wider than the groove opening, so the elements stay in place without pins.

  • Pinless heating elements in lid
  • Chain lid support on the GF-6B
  • Galvanized steel base
  • Reversible brick bottom
  • Heavy-duty stand with mar-proof plastic feet


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  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature










    Breaker Size


    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    12 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499




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

    Control Type

    Infinite Control Switch





    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 Round



    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    0.42 CU.FT.
    11.89 litres

    Chamber Width

    11.00 IN
    279 mm

    Chamber Depth

    6.50 IN
    165 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

    19.00W x 20.00D x 31.00H Inches
    483W x 508D x 787H mm

    The external kiln height includes a 18.5" tall stand.

    Ship Size

    28.50W x 28.50D x 28.80H Inches
    724W x 724D x 732H mm

    Ship Weight

    133.00 Lbs.
    60.33 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck

    Part Number

    GF6B   * Base Model





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    1 inch x 3 inch Glass Window, Fusion Style

    Watch the bright red kiln interior through the optional 1” x 3” high-temperature glass window. (Note: always wear firing safety glasses when viewing the kiln interior.) Conveniently watch your glass treasures progress through every stage from tack fu


    DT2-7 Digital Hand-Held Pyrometer, Degrees F

    Measure high temperatures with digital accuracy on a modest budget. The DT2-7 digital pyrometer measures kiln temperature for improved firing results. With the DT2-7 you can fire copper enameling, control the cooling rate of difficult glazes, or know


    DT2-9 Digital Hand-Held Pyrometer, Degrees C

    Enjoy digital accuracy on a modest budget. The DT2-9 digital pyrometer measures kiln temperature for improved firing results. With the DT2-9 you can fire copper enameling, control the cooling rate of difficult glazes, or know when to begin monitoring


    FSGF6B Furniture Kit

    Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon Fusion-6, GF-6B, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    1 C-10R Shelf (10” round x 1/2”)

    4 – 1/2” long, 1” wide Square Posts


    Fusion 6 and 7 Bead Door

    Adding the optional 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” bead door to your Fusion-6 or -7 is like buying two kilns instead of one. Not only can you fuse and slump glass, but with the bead door you can also anneal glass beads. Comes complete with bead mandrel holder.


    PY-71 Thermocouple with Lead Wires and Plug

    Thermocouple, K-type, with 5’ lead wires for the DT2-7 pyrometer. 4 1/4” long thermocouple fits into a 1/4” wide hole. Thermocouple flat-pin mini connector fits many meters such as the Fluke 53/54 IIB.


    T-2 Pyrometer

    Pyrometer, needle indicator, 2200 degrees F maximum temperature. Includes a K-type thermocouple.


    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, you



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