Anyone purchasing this kiln from us will have a 10% lifetime discount applied to their account for discountable fusing materials.
Personal discounts do not apply to kilns, if you have a discount please phone to order.
(T&C's apply, discount will not apply to any products that are advertised as non-discountable)
The hobbyfuser kiln sizes are (externally)
600mm Deep (allow an extra 100mm for electrics at rear + 50mm for handles at front.)
490mm Height inc bung - 980mm When lid is open .
The new Hobbyfuser 3 is here for 2014!!!
The Hobbyfuser 3 has taken on the aesthetic appearance of the new Pro-fuser in order to keep the family look.
However the proven reliability and performance of the hundreds and thousands of Hobbyfuser's sold during the past decade or so means that there will be NO alterations to the build, materials or design of the kiln itself. The changes will be purely visual.
The only upgrade is to the KCR1 controller which has had some internal surgery and is now known as the KCR2
3 YEAR GUARaNTEE ON ALL PARTS
9 pre-programmed glass cycles.
Don't be fooled by the name, the Hobbyfuser 3 is a serious glass kiln. The kiln is built for a long life span and we have no worries at all in issuing the kiln with a 3 year guarantee on all parts INCLUDING the elements.
When the kiln was in development it was run at 950°C and held for 1 hour over 40 times. At the end of the trial we stripped the kiln down and even we were amazed at the lack of deterioration we came across.
While we are on the subject of performance, The Hobbyfuser 3 does not suffer with the usual lazy, slow behavour associated with other large plug in kilns. Due to its high performance, infra-red quartz elements and well designed insulation, the Hobbyfuser 3 will make the all important 700c to 800c dash at a rate of nearly 450 degrees per hour even with the optional shelf installed. That is only 11 minutes and if a shelf is not used then that same dash can be made in an incredible 9 minutes. This makes the Hobbyfuser 3 almost infinately controlable ensuring the glass doesn't get "over-worked" by it being in the heat longer than is required.
Stainless Steel lid assist springs.
The lifting and closing of the lid is now a single finger operation thanks to a pair of specifically manufactured and designed Stainless Steel coil springs at the rear of the kiln.
Whichever way you look at it, the Hobbyfuser 3 is a very hardy kiln. The kiln lid is made from stainless steel and lined out with non-ceramic fibre, press cut and fitted with the use of a hydraulic compressing machine, in a quite unique way for kilns of this type. This method of insulation removes the danger of brick dust or particles dropping onto the glass, so making for a very clean firing environment. It also makes the Hobbyfuser 3 incredibly resistant to shock damage.
This lid construction enables the Hobbyfuser 3 to hold back the heat when needed but still release heat rapidly during the all important cooldown period.
Hydraulic compressed and folded lid fibre.
In the centre of the lid is a vent hole which comes with a matching plug. This is positioned to the rear of the chamber to avoid particle contamination on the glass.
The heating system is in the roof only and utilises the latest technology "infra-red" quartz tube heating elements. This method is extremely hard wearing and strong, yet in the event of an element failure the tubes are both easy and cheap to replace.
The elements are switched off when the lid is opened by an automatic safety switch.
The base section of the chamber is made from refractory brick and made in such a way that the bricks can be easily replaced without the need for cement etc. With only approximately 2 thirds of the available height being in the base it means that access to the floor is not restricted by high walls.
The metal work of the base is Stainless steel.
Brick recessed base.
The pre-fitted control is the [KCR2 controller], which is detailed on the controls section of kilncare's web site. It has 9 programs, each having 9 segments. each segment consists of 1 x rate of climb, 1 x target temperature and 1 x dwell/hold.
Each one of the 9 KCR2 programs is pre-set with useful glass cycles for fusing and slumping float, Bullseye and Spectrum glass as well as a Bottle slumping program and a couple of stain cycles. If these programs are not as you would like them, simply alter them to your own preferences.
The KCR2 has its own temperature monitoring relay that will shut the kiln down in the event of an overfire situation.
The KCR2 gets its data from an ultra-fast response, stainless steel thermocouple meaning no lag between the kiln temperature and the KCR1s control.
The fact that the thermocouple is stainless steel means it is also resiliant to accidental damage.
The Hobbyfuser 3 comes complete with a 13 amp plug top and fully complies to all European and CE requirements. Free Delivery to the UK mainland only. Delivery is to the property only, you will need to consider that you will need to position the kiln yourself and may have to have an electrical connection done by a qualified electrican. The kiln will plug directly into a fitted plug socket but should never be used on an extension lead.
Kilncare build the Hobbyfuser 3 in Stoke on Trent, so parts and service will never be an issue.
The Hobbyfuser 3 internal size is 420mm x 420mm x 200mm.
Hobbyfuser 3 Stand (Optional)
The Hobbyfuser 3 stand has two shelves, one for the kiln to sit on and one for your own use. It raises the kiln by 650mm to a comfortable height.
It is made of steel and is powder coated in our Ultra-marine blue.
The stand is supplied ready for assembly.
KCR2 and KCR2 Stand (Included)
The KCR2 stand is punched ready to fit on the front leg of the Hobbyfuser 3 stand to make it one complete stand alone item.
Please note......if you opt for standard delivery, this is via independent transport or courier. The obligation of the delivery company is to get the kiln safely to your address and to deliver to ground level.
However, you will need to make your own arrangements to get the kiln to your final site position. Delivery drivers will not assist in getting the kilns through narrow gates e.t.c.
The independent drivers are not and cannot be contracted to help site the kiln in your final position..
The kiln will arrive boxed, on a pallet. The pallet dimensions are 110cm x 94cm.
The Hobbyfuser size is 75cm x 74cm x 48cm tall and it weighs 64kg.
Delivery is free to UK Mainland addresses. Highlands and Islands may incur a delivery charge.
For any enquires about this kiln please phone 01268 560314 and ask for Craig.
Non-discountable product, customer discounts do not apply to this product.