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Product: SC2 Kiln, Model/SKU: 0221131B00, Price: $785.00

SC2

China Painting    Decals    Enameling    Glass Fusing    Lost Wax Casting    Low-Fire Ceramics    Silver Clay   


Paragon SC-2 Silver & Glass Kiln

Ideal for Teachers

“I have traveled with my SC-2 for 11 years. I sometimes have to use welding gloves to put the warm kiln on a cart, take it outside, load it in the car, and wrap it in a wool blanket.

“I have traveled out of state with my SC-2 repeatedly. Fired it over and over again in class, burned up all manner of skewers, toothpicks, cork clay and more. The kiln can take it! While I'm sure the kiln wouldn't mind an easier life, it's doing fine.” –Elaine Luther of River Forest, Illinois, USA

Exciting Projects You Can Make

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 joy that you will never outgrow. Experiment with reactive glass colors, screen printing on glass, glass decals, painting with frit and stringers, glass pendants, the endless beauty of dichroic glass . . . the list goes on and on.

You can try the amazing Art Clay Silver, PMC silver clay, and even glass clay. Shape these clays with simple tools and fire them in the kiln. The digital SC-2 kiln fires china paint, enameling, and glass in minutes. Fire up to 2000°F. The SC-2 is popular with seminar teachers because it fires fast, plugs into a standard household outlet, ships by UPS, and is easy to sell.

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.
  • Handy Quick Start Guide

The SC-2 can ship by UPS for lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.

 

Have something good to say about the SC2? Tell Us

"When my first Paragon SC-2 arrived for firing fine silver metal clay in 2006, it sat in my garage studio for three months because I was afraid to turn it on or try to program it. This is a kiln with a digital controller used to fire a material that technically can sinter in 1/2 hour or less. Now, seven years later, I have two SC-2s. I enamel and I also fire base metal clays and generally have one or the other going. Getting over the fear factor was a great benefit for my hobby." - Anne Bellissimo, Wilton Manors, FL

"I am THRILLED with my kiln! Once I mastered the programming, it has been easy to use. It is the perfect size for my needs and gives me the peace of mind of knowing that my beads are properly annealed. Works like a charm. Thank you!" - Amy Nemirow, Pennsylvania

Product Videos

  • 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 P002 The Paragon Kiln Factory SC-Series Assembly Line (4 min 24 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P013 Paragon SC-Series Jewelry Kilns (4 min 7 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P010 Paragon’s Sentry Xpress 3-Key Controller (2 min 37 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 Every Day is a Gift (3 min 47 sec): 3rd Place Winner, Jewelry Category, Paragon Kiln Video Contest
  • 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)
  • Watch & Listen to U006 Setting Up Your Paragon SC-Series Kiln (6 min 41 sec)



  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature

    2000F
    1093C

    Amps

    12

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    1440

    Nema

    5-15R

    Breaker Size

    15

    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    14 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

    Y

    CE

    Y

    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

    Front Loading Square

    Sides

    4

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    0.21 CU.FT.
    5.95 litres

    Chamber Width

    8.00 IN
    203 mm

    Chamber Depth

    7.75 IN
    197 mm

    Chamber Height

    5.75 IN
    146 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

    13.25W x 14.00D x 15.50H Inches
    337W x 356D x 394H mm

    Ship Size

    21.50W x 18.75D x 16.50H Inches
    546W x 476D x 419H mm

    Ship Weight

    36.00 Lbs.
    16.33 Kg.

    Doorway Clearance Needed

    13.25 Inches
    336.55 mm

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via UPS





    Part Number

    0221131B00   * Base Model

    Price

    $785.00

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    Hot pink paint

    You can order SC-series, E-series, Q-series, and BlueBird kilns in hot pink instead of the standard blue. (The exact shade may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The hot pink kiln shown here also may not be the model you are ordering

    $50.00

    Purple paint

    You can order SC-series, E-series, Q-series, and BlueBird kilns in purple instead of the standard blue. (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The purple kiln shown here also may not be the model you are ord

    $50.00

    Jade Paint

    You can order SC-series, E-series, Q-series, and BlueBird kilns in jade instead of the standard blue. (The exact shade may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The jade kiln shown here also may not be the model you are ordering. We hav

    $50.00

    Black Paint

    You can order this model in black instead of the standard blue.

    $50.00

    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

    FSSC-2, SC-3

    Recommended furniture kit (also called a shelf kit) for the SC-2 and SC-3 kilns. Paragon's durable cordierite shelves resist warpage and thermal shock.

    1 C-7 (7" x 7" x 5/8" hard ceramic shelf)

    4 - 1/2" long, 1" wide Square Posts

    $35.00

    Turquoise Paint

    You can order SC-series, E-series, Q-series, and BlueBird kilns in turquoise instead of the standard blue. (The exact shade may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The turquoise kiln shown here also may not be the model you are orderi

    $50.00

    Berry Paint

    You can order SC-series, E-series, Q-series, and BlueBird kilns in berry instead of the standard blue. (The exact shade may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The berry kiln shown here also may not be the model you are ordering. We h

    $50.00

    Navy Paint

    You can order SC-series, E-series, Q-series, and BlueBird kilns in navy instead of the standard, lighter blue. (The exact shade may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The navy kiln shown here also may not be the model you are orderin

    $50.00




    Accessories

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  • Usages

  • Enameling Kilns
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  • Silver Clay Kilns

  • Additional Information

  • Options
  • Replacement Parts
  • Accessories
  • Wiring Diagrams

    SC-2, 0221131B, 2-element

  • Manuals
          SC-1, SC-2 & SC-3 Ceramic Fiber Jewelry Kiln
          Sentry Xpress 4.0 3-Key Controller: Single Segment and Ramp-Hold


  • SC2 Kiln   Model/SKU: 0221131B00




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