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Used kiln

Discussion in 'Forges, Ovens, Kilns, & Salt Pots' started by Jackson, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Jackson

    Jackson New Member

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    I have found a small used paragon kiln for sale. Measures 4.5" H x 8.25" W and about 8" deep. Would this be worth messing around with or is it too small ? Price is $75 maybe $60
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    May be good for making folders and small fixed blade knives. What kind of controls are on it? A decent controller is worth way more than $75.
     
  3. Jackson

    Jackson New Member

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    There were no controls with it. Just plug it into the 120 v outlet. One of the firebricks had a 1 1/2" chunk broken out where the element made a u turn. Maybe it could be glued back in with furnace cement. There was a thermocoupler or pyrometer with the controls missing laying inside. Sorry but I know less than nothing about kilns. :-(
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Hence the price. Fair enough. You may be buying a pile of bricks for $75.

    Thanks!

    Dan
     
  5. Jackson

    Jackson New Member

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    LOL reaffirmed my thoughts. Don't need any more bricks ;=) Thanks Dan
     
  6. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Do you have a pic to post ?
     
  7. Jackson

    Jackson New Member

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    Sorry no. It just has paragon stamped on it. Don't think I'm going to bother with it.
     
  8. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    on an angle that kiln will take a 9'' blade/maybe a tad longer which on avg is longer than most 'makers' make....(ideal for hidden tangs if it'll ramp to temps) you may want have another look.....
    worst case scenario if the element and thermo dial work , would make a a great secondary oven for tempering smaller blades.............I recently bought another one , best $130.00 I spent in my shop....spent another $50 and its digitally controlled now......just sayin it may be worth another look is all.......
     
  9. Jackson

    Jackson New Member

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    Where do you get a digital control for $50 ?
     
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  11. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    you'll need a relay and type k thermocouple and a few other little minor pieces you can get local
     

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