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Product: Fusion7 Kiln, Model/SKU: 47211J3BGA, Price: $999.60

Fusion7

Glass Fusing    Glass Painting    Glass Slumping   


Paragon Fusion-7 Glass Fusing Kiln

Bernadette Boutier of Grapevine, Texas wrote, “I proudly show off my Fusion-7 to my stained glass buddies. I am not the usual hot glass artist, but rather an odd duck that enjoys refurbishing antique stained glass windows. Much of the glass used in those old windows can never be made again due to the nature of the silicas, colors, and manner in which they were manufactured 100 years ago. I am left to either use new glass made by the various glass companies where the color is not quite right, or I work (play) on fusing several types of new glass that looks like (or comes close) to the broken glass that I am trying to replace. I've enjoyed the experimentation, and I get some awesome colors and textures.

“I decided that I wanted a Paragon for several reasons: I had heard that the quality was tops, and I found that to be true. Second, the service by Paragon and the folks who work there is second to none. I could go on and on about why I like my Fusion-7, but in a nutshell, I love it because it is the largest kiln that will run off a 120 volt line, and it is so very versatile, with more room than you would think when working with relatively large pieces of glass. It is a great product, and you guys just keep on keeping on with what you're doing.”

Paragon’s new Fusion-series digital hot glass kilns are packed with exciting features. They come in 6, 7, 8 and 10-sided versions. The Fusion-7 is the 7-sided version.

The digital Sentry Xpress 3 key controller comes standard on all Fusion-series kilns. Control both heating and cooling with simple 3-key operation.

The Fusion-7 offers the convenience of 120 volt operation.

The Fusion-series 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.

A heavy galvanized steel base covers the reversible brick bottom completely. It folds up under the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.

Judith Conway of Vitrum Studio said, “The Paragon Fusion-7 is an excellent kiln. Operating on regular household current, it is an easy addition to your home/studio. And Paragon offers better-than-excellent customer service. We have sold many, many Fusion-7's, and all our customers/students/friends recommend them to others as both a great starter kiln and a kiln to keep on hand for both test firings and smaller firings and smaller load firings in the years to come.”

Imagine the glass you could sag, slump, and fuse with this kiln. Make small bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics. Make treasured gifts. When you own a Paragon kiln, you can experiment with new glass ideas to your heart’s content.

Becky Johnson, a glass teacher in Dallas, Texas, describes the excitement of a kiln: “I like to open the kiln with my students so that we can review and admire each other’s treasures together. The transformation of the glass inside the kiln is magical and mystical. It changes from pieces of arranged cut glass to awe-inspiring art. To be some part of that process is a true gift.”

The 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.

Features of the Fusion-7

  • Digital Sentry Xpress with 8 Segment Ramp-Hold, Skip Segment & Program Review
  • Heating elements in top of all models
  • Element groove that eliminates element pins
  • ¼” heavy duty sheathed Type-K thermocouple
  • 2 ½” insulating refractory firebrick in walls and bottom; 3” firebrick lid
  • Lock-in lid support
  • Full-formed galvanized steel base
  • Louvered switch box, heavy duty wiring
  • Tapered peephole with plug for a wide view

The Fusion-7 can now ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.

The Fusion-7 & GF-7B Furniture Kit

Glass must be fired on a ceramic shelf; never directly on the kiln firing chamber bottom.

1 - C-13 - 13” Round Shelf

4 - 1” wide Square Posts, ½” long

1 lb. Bag Glass Separator

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.

 

Have something good to say about the Fusion7? Tell Us



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“I'm extremely happy with the Paragon-7 kiln. It's a highly precise piece of equipment and I have had no disappointing results using it. You manual is quite helpful and tells me what I need to know. When I phoned your customer service with some minor questions, I received immediate and cordial help both times I called.

“The on-line video which shows how to program the kiln is great. I had never run a kiln in my life. I watched the video several times before my first firing until it made sense to me.

“After firing I find that the glass colors and dichro are more vivid than with the previous kiln I was using (at my class, not at home). I faithfully keep a log of the firings but so far I really don't need to do this. It has been very consistent from firing to firing and I'm now getting to know my kiln and what to expect of it.

“Thank you for making such a reliable product and for your sincere interest in how your customers feel about your products.”

" - Ruth Canham, Kaneohe, Hawaii

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 P003 The Paragon Kiln Factory Round Kiln Assembly Line (6 min 50 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P005 The Paragon Kiln Factory Firebrick Room (6 min 47 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 P019 Paragon Fusion-6 and –7 Glass Fusing Kilns (3 min 46 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to Interactive Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller Demo
  • 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

    1700F
    926C

    Amps

    15

    Phase

    1

    Watts

    1800

    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 Round

    Sides

    7

    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    0.69 CU.FT.
    19.54 litres

    Chamber Width

    14.50 IN
    368 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

    22.00W x 24.50D x 30.50H Inches
    559W x 622D x 775H mm

    The external kiln height includes a 18.5" tall stand.

    Ship Size

    30.00W x 30.00D x 19.00H Inches
    762W x 762D x 483H mm

    Ship Weight

    103.00 Lbs.
    46.72 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via UPS





    Part Number

    47211J3BGA   * Base Model

    Price

    $999.60

    Quantity

      


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    Options


    Click on the part numbers below to see full descriptions.

    Part Number

    Description

    Quantity

    Price

    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

    $80.58

    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

    $67.32

    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.

    $56.10

    Mercury Relay, Single TF-26, 30 amp

    Order your new kiln with the factory installed mercury relay upgrade. The mercury relay is quiet and reliable. The life of a mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles. Mercury relays outlast the standard mechanical relays and are a

    $128.52

    Fusion Fiber Lid, optional on new kilns

    The Fusion-series glass kilns can be ordered with an optional ceramic fiber top in place of the firebrick top. Serious glass artists have long requested the fiber top for their firebrick kilns. The ceramic fiber lid includes a deluxe brushed stainles

    $369.50

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Black Paint

    At no extra charge, you can order your Paragon kiln in striking black instead of the standard blue.

    $0.00

    FSGF7B Furniture Kit

    Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon Fusion-7, GF-7B, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:

    1 C-13 Shelf (13” round x 1/2”)

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

    $44.88

    STD18

    18" wide x 12 1/4" tall deluxe stand with casters. Conveniently move your kiln out of the way when not in use. Heavy-duty stands remain rock-steady with power pressed steel frame and reinforced legs. 2" smooth rolling steel casters included. Shipped

    $140.35

    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

    $0.00




    Accessories

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  • Usages

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  • Additional Information

  • Options
  • Replacement Parts
  • Accessories
  • Wiring Diagrams

    Fusion7

  • Manuals
          Sentry Xpress 4.0 3-Key Controller: Single Segment and Ramp-Hold
          Glass Kiln Instruction & Service Manual


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