In stock for immediate delivery or collection from Bristol. (or see note at the end of this information if ordered directly from the factory)
The Hobbyfuser 3 is the latest generation in this serious glass kiln. The Hobby Fuser 3 is designed for for glass fusing, slumping, casting, paint and stain. A practical piece of studio equipment with a new look in brushed stainless steel for 2014. Choose to add a shelf kit and/or a powder coated stand to kit out your studio. Based on our experience and knowledge of this kiln we also offer technical support from our store in Bristol.
Creative Glass Guild offer Free Delivery to UK mainland addresses. (excluding some remote and highland areas).
Get upgraded to our 10% Discount Band for 12 months!
Purchasing the Hobby Fuser kiln through Creative Glass Guild will add to your annual spend on our discount scheme!
Plus, get a £50 voucher to use against System 96 glass to get you started in glass fusing (valid for 12 months).
The kiln is built for a long life span and we are pleased to issue the kiln with a 3 year guarantee on all parts including the elements.
Please read the delivery information sheet for the Hobby Fuser kiln which will be attached to your e-mailed order confirmation at the time of purchase.
Internal WxDxH: 420x420x200mm
External WxDxH: 750x740x460mm
Power Supply: 240V, 1 + N
Cable length 1.5 metres
Height with lid open (on stand) 1650mm, closed (on stand) 1110mm. We recommend a 300mm clearance all around to allow air circulation and better cooling efficiency. Depth front to back with lid open is 900mm
We can recommend the Hobby Fuser kiln personally, as we have two of our own. Our experience has been excellent and our team are very familiar with the kiln and it's controller. Purchasing through us, you will have the benefit of our extensive experience should you ever need it.
The Hobbyfuser 3 is fitted with high performance, infra-red quartz elements and well designed insulation, the kiln will make the important 700c to 800c rapid heat 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 process can be made in an incredible 9 minutes. This makes the Hobbyfuser almost infinately controlable ensuring the glass doesn't get "over-worked" by it being in the heat longer than is required.
The new 2014 Hobbyfuser has a distinct new feature. - a brushed stainless steel shell, plus as with the previous model, 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. However, if you decide to use more than the one finger, there are now two handles for left or right hand lifting. The 2012 Hobbyfuser also has a new catch to hold the lid closed.
The kiln lid is made from stainless steel and lined 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 incredibly resistant to shock damage. This lid construction enables the Hobby fuser to hold back the heat when needed but still release heat rapidly during the all important cooldown period. 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 kiln's 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 pre-fitted control is the KCR2 controller. 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 System 96 fusing glass as well as a Bottle slumping program and a couple of stain cycles all developed in association with Creative Glass Guild's team. If these programs are not as you would like them, simply alter them to your own preferences.
The KCR2 gets its data from a new ultra-fast response, stainless steel thermocouple meaning no lag between the kiln temperature and the KCR2s control. The fact that the thermocouple is stainless steel means it is also reiliaent to accidental damage. The Hobbyfuser comes complete with a 13 amp plug top and fully complies to all European and CE requirements. Built in the UK, in Stoke on Trent, parts and service will never be an issue.
Please call us if you would like any further help or advice.
NOTE: ALL KILNS ARE MADE TO ORDER, LEAD TIME OF APPROX 3-4 WEEKS (DISPATCHED DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER, MAY VARY DUE TO FACTORY WORKLOAD)