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Kiln for fusing and beadworking

To work with glass requires a lot of heat, and the best way to get that heat is with a kiln. Kilns can create and control very high, stable temperatures, ideal for fusing or slumping glass. In addition, they can be used to slowly cool hot glass - such as beads - to room temperature (annealing)

Annealing is a process of slowly cooling glass to relieve internal stresses after it was formed. Glass which has not been annealed is liable to crack or shatter when subjected to a relatively small temperature change or mechanical shock. Annealing glass is critical to its durability. If glass is not annealed, it will retain many of the thermal stresses caused by fusing and significantly decrease the overall strength of the glass object.

Fusion Glassworks carries a full range of general purpose kilns, annealers for flameworking and fusers for glass fusing - designed specifically for and by glassworkers. We carry kilns and supplies from Arrow Springs, Skutt and others.

Arrow Springs AF99 Kiln - Our Most Popular Unit!

The Model AF99's heating chamber is 9" wide by 9" deep by 4.5" tall inside. 120 volts, 14 amps, 1680 watts.

This kiln reaches annealing temperature in about ten minutes and fuses in about forty minutes.

Our most popular annealer, the AF99 is a combination annealer and fuser. The quartz encased heating elements are located in the side walls, near the top. Because of the AF99's height to width ratio, this gives even heat throughout the chamber and allows access through the top as well as through the front opening. The heating chamber can be extended to 9" tall by the addition of the optional extension ring, XR99,but the time it takes to fuse increases to a little over one hour.

As an annealer the heating elements are encased in quartz tubing to make them electrically safe. Placing beads, while still on their metal mandrel, into an oven with exposed heating elements is like putting a knife into a toaster! Besides a hinged lid, there is a 9" wide by 2" tall front opening that comes with a brick door and also a soft flip door which makes a complete seal even when the mandrels are long and stick out the opening.

As a fuser the firing chamber uses the 8" X 8", FS88 fusing shelf. Because the front door is located down low at floor level and the heating elements are safely encased in quartz tubing, raking is very easy and safe: no chance of electrical shock and the door design doesn't allow very much heat to escape and burn your hand.

Features Include:

  • Quality Kanthal A-1 heating elements.
  • Annealing oven heating elements are encased in quartz tubing, making them electrically safe when inserting finished work on steel mandrels into oven while it is on.
  • K-25 insulation bricks insure low heat loss, low cost operation and are more durable industry standard K-23 bricks.
  • Average power consumption to maintain temperatures costs only pennies an hour.
  • Fast heat up times.
  • Designed for easy one handed operation whether placing finished beads into the annealer or reaching for a preheated glass rod. The finished items are placed into the annealer through a special front opening making for quick and comfortable operation and the elimination thermal shock.
  • All bricks are mortared to insure a long oven life and prevent "dusting" created by loose bricks.
  • All annealers and combination annealer & fusers include a two-tiered Bead and Mandrel Rack for the inside of the annealer to prevent beads from touching each other during annealing.
  • Fusers and combination annealer & fusers are also ideal for silver clay, enameling, jewelry wax burnout and low fire ceramics.
  • All ovens and controllers have a 3 year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

Visit our online store or contact us to learn more about the kilns and supplies we offer.

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Fusion Glassworks Inc.
Toll free: 1-800-663-5071
Phone: 1-250-765-8806 Fax: 1-250-765-8099
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Fusion Glassworks Inc. is a manufacturer of: Decorative stained glass, Etching, Kiln carved, Sealed units,
Beveling, Edging, Grids, Pantry doors, Glass bending, Stencils and more....
As well, we provide a large selection of Architectural and stained glass.