The Max-119 is heavily insulated so you can fire to 2300°F on 120 volts, making this kiln ideal for glaze testing. Fire small ceramic projects, glass jewelry, clay beads, and china painting.
Glaze test kiln
Buy a Max-119 for your classroom. Students can make gifts in time for a birthday or holiday without waiting until the school’s large kiln is fired.
New teachers inherit bags of unlabeled clay. Many ceramic firings have been ruined because the clay was fired to the wrong temperature, which disappoints students. With a small kiln, you can test unlabeled clay.
Students can test glazes while they feel the momentum instead of waiting to fire them in the large kiln. A test kiln creates enthusiasm for a clay program. And a test kiln is relatively inexpensive. A glaze test kiln vastly increases students’ knowledge of glazes.
The walls are 4 1/2” thick! The 2 1/2” thick firebricks are backed with an extra 2” of block insulation between the firebricks and the stainless steel case. The lid is 3” thick, and the bottom is 4 1/2” thick.
The digital controller
The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold modes. (Note: Ramp-Hold and Cone-Fire on the Sentry Xpress do not include some of the advanced features of the 12-key Sentry 2.0.)
Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns
Fire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium or fast speed.
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. Set the alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid.
Design Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).
Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing without having to stop the kiln to reprogram.
Hold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold. Experiment with Hold to improve color saturation of china paints.
Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
Add Hold Time 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.
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 Max-119
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.
- Large enough to fire a 10” plate
- Lock-in lid support with positive catch
- Coated lid, peepholes & rim of firebrick
- Heavy duty stand with locking casters and greenware drying rack
- Full-formed galvanized steel base
- Wide-view tapered peephole
- Heavy duty elements
- Cold rolled stainless jacket
A kiln you won’t outgrow
You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you later buy a larger kiln, continue to use the Max-119 for testing or small projects. Perfect a new design in the small kiln before running production quantities in the large kiln. A small test kiln is invaluable in solving ceramic glaze problems and perfecting difficult glazes such as crystallines.
The furniture kit
The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for the Max-119. When estimating the price of the kiln, include the cost of furniture. The furniture allows you to stack multiple layers of ware. Without it, you could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom.
Kiln Comes with Heavy Duty Rolling Stand, 18” Square x 18” High
A deluxe kiln stand with locking casters is included with the kiln. Enjoy the convenience of rolling the kiln out of the way when it is not in use. The stand is rock solid. It fits together with interlocking components that assemble with one size of bolt. (Ships unassembled.)
The 18” tall stand raises the kiln to a convenient height for loading and unloading. Should you need a vent, merely slide the collection cup of an Orton vent into a mounting bracket on the top of the stand.
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