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CS-26 Clam Shell

Glass Fusing    Glass Painting    Glass Slumping   


Paragon CS-26 Glass Fusing Kiln

Paragon’s square CS-26 digital glass clamshell kiln is easy to load, because the top and walls lift out of the way, giving you full access to the kiln bottom. Assemble glass projects directly onto a shelf inside the kiln. Add stringers and glass frit to delicate designs. Since you can assemble pieces without having to move them before firing, you can often do away with glue. After the kiln shelf is loaded and you are ready to fire, lower the kiln top.

Imagine the glass murals you could make with the CS-26. Fuse and slump glass bowls and plates. Imagine how many pendants, earrings, or cufflinks you could fire in one load. Make your own glass bracelets. Try glass techniques that you’ve learned at seminars or online glass forums. Add glittering dichroic glass to your artwork. Make gifts that your loved ones will display in glass cases and enjoy for perhaps generations. When you own a Paragon CS-26, you can experiment with glass fusing to your heart’s content. You will have the freedom to experiment any time you want.

The top is easy to lift

Heavy-duty air pistons lighten the top. The comfortable lid handle stays cool and extends across the width of the kiln for convenient opening. A woven rope seal mounted on all four sides of the top acts as a gasket and cushions the top. The mating surfaces between the kiln top and bottom are hardened and sealed with a special refractory coating.

The top of the kiln is protected with a painted sheet metal cover. The element connectors in the lid stay cool because of ventilation slots and a 3” air gap between the outer cover and a secondary inner steel cover. As you can see, we have gone all out in the sturdy construction of the CS-26.

Quartz tubes help eliminate dust

The lid elements are protected in six quartz tubes for a cleaner kiln interior. There is less dust in the kiln, because there are no element grooves in the firebrick top, which is one continuous, smooth surface. The quartz tubes protect the elements from contamination with foreign materials that could shorten the element life. The tubes absorb very little heat, allowing the elements to heat the firing chamber efficiently. Quartz tubes also protect the user from contact with the elements.

Elements in the top and sides for superior heat distribution

For unsurpassed heat distribution, the CS-26 includes not only quartz-tube-enclosed elements in the top but also three rows of sidewall elements. The sidewall element coils are protected in dropped, recessed grooves for long life.

Easy-maintenance control panel

The sleek CS-26 is designed for easy maintenance. You can quickly remove the sloped front control panel for easy access to the electrical components. They are thoughtfully laid out for quick maintenance inside a large working area. The ventilation slots keep the control panel cool. The control panel includes an on/off switch and a pilot light. For your convenience, flip the switch to turn off power to the controller.

Reliability at the heart of the kiln

The CS-26 has a two-year warranty. A heavy steel base supports the reversible brick bottom completely. The base comes with mar-proof rubber feet. The walls and bottom are made from hand-selected insulating firebricks. These features are extra assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.

Made in USA

Paragon kilns are made in America to exacting standards. As part of our relentless pursuit of perfection, Paragon kilns go through a rigorous inspection before crating.

Thermocouple with “special limit” wire

The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln. It is the small rod that extends into the firing chamber. The ¼” wide Type-K, 14-gauge, exposed-tip thermocouple is made with special-limit wire for superior accuracy. The exposed tip gives the controller a fast response time for even temperatures during holds. The thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards.

Designed for production

Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period.

Optional colors at no extra charge

Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.

 

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Specifications

Max. Temperature

1700F
926C

Amps

30

Phase

1

Watts

7200

Nema

6-30R

Breaker Size

40

Circuit Copper Wire Size

8 gauge

TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499

N

CE

N

Control Type


Sentry Digital 12-key Non-Ceramic

Voltage

240

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

5.18 CU.FT.
146.68 litres

Chamber Length

26.00 IN
660 mm

Chamber Width

26.00 IN
660 mm

Chamber Depth

13.25 IN
337 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

36.25W x 42.00D x 27.75H Inches
921W x 1067D x 705H mm

Ship Size

43.00W x 47.00D x 36.00H Inches
1092W x 1194D x 914H mm

Ship Weight

523.00 Lbs.
237.23 Kg.

Doorway Clearance Needed

36.25 Inches
920.75 mm

Ship Method & Notations

Important Shipping Information

This Kiln Ships Via Truck





Part Number

S1436-5   * Base Model

Price

$3,698.52

Quantity

  

This price is subject to change without notice.


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Options


Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

Part Number

Description

Quantity

Price

Berry Paint

At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in rich berry instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The berry kiln shown here a

$0.00

FSCS26 Furniture Kit

Recommended furniture kit (also called a shelf kit) for the Paragon CS-26 and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

1 - C-24GL Shelf (24” square x 1”)

4 – 1/2” long, 1” wide

$203.91

Hot Pink Paint

At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in bright hot pink instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The hot pink kiln show

$0.00

Jade Paint

At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in jade instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The jade kiln shown here also may

$0.00

Navy Paint

At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in navy instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The navy kiln shown here also ma

$0.00

Purple Paint

At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in luxuriant purple instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The purple kiln shown

$0.00

Rolling Stand, 32x32x18 inches

32" x 32" table, 18" high (812mm x 812mm, 457mm high) with locking casters. Begin operating your kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support it. The table is 120 pounds of rock-solid construction. Ships unassembled.

$645.73

Turquoise Paint

At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in turquoise instead of the standard blue or black. Add a splash of color to your shop! (The exact shade of paint may not match the color shown on your computer monitor. The turquoise kiln shown her

$0.00

Rolling Stand, 32x32x31 inches

32" x 32" table, 31" high (812mm x 812mm, 787mm high) with locking casters. Deluxe stand for GL-18, GL-22, GL-24, Pearl-18, Pearl-22, and other Paragon kilns. The heavy-duty stand raises your kiln to a convenient 31" height. Begin operating your kiln

$946.22




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    CS-26

  • Manuals
          Glass Kiln Instruction & Service Manual
          Sentry 2.0 12-Key Ramp-Hold Manual, 2010 Edition


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