Skutt KMT-818 pottery kiln, 240-volt 1-phase, with touchscreen controller and furniture kit.-- Kiln Upgrades and Add-Ons --
Skutt’s powerful but compact KM-818 is a great choice for the studio with limited space that still requires easy firing to cone 10. The KM-818 is one of our personal favorites here at the Ceramic Shop; large enough to handle a few larger bowls or platters (or plenty of smaller forms, like mugs) but small enough to fire quickly and evenly, this is a great choice for a starter kiln. The kiln comes standard equipped with Skutt’s easy-to-use 12-key controller. In cone-fire mode, simply enter your target cone and then push a button to program a slow, medium, or fast firing program. Even the seasoned potter will find themselves using these time-saving buttons, but if you do intend to write your own programs, the Skutt controller makes that easy, too. This computer stores up to twelve programs with up to 32 steps each.
Zone Control Type S Thermocouples Kiln Link App KM Easy View Enviro-Link Rolling Kiln Stand Small Stilt Kit Saftey Gloves Grinding Brick Vent Extension Kit Vent Duel Exhaust Kit
Vent Kiln Stand Adapter
The KM-818 is sectionally-constructed, which means you can easily disassemble the kiln’s chamber when you are moving or repairing your kiln. Your kiln will have the versatility to fit through just about any doorway. The KM-818 comes standard with 2.5” brick -- if you are interested in 3” brick, please see our listing for the KM-818-3. This kiln also comes with a kiln stand with feet; instructional video; operating manual; an extra type-K thermocouple; warranty card; and peep hole plugs.
Maintaining your Skutt kiln has never been easier, because Skutt’s customer support is some of the best in the business. Every Skutt KM kiln is equipped with a sensor that allows remote technicians to troubleshoot your kiln right over the phone -- this sensor reads your voltage and amperage on your kiln’s controller, and can also check the board temperature, LED readout and a host of other useful troubleshooting data. Skutt kilns also feature balanced elements -- because the top and bottom of a kiln tend to lose heat faster than the center, Skutt has solved that problem by placing more powerful elements in those positions.
Options for Customization:
The KM-818 can be ordered with a few different customization options. First, select the correct voltage and phasing
for your space; if you are unsure, please consult with an electrician before placing your order. Please note that the KM-818 is only available in single-phase wiring. Next, you may choose to upgrade to APM elements
-- these are long-lasting elements designed for production set-ups that fire to Cone 10 on a regular basis. If you high-fire once a week or less, or if you do a range of firings in your kiln (such as Cone 06 bisque), you won’t notice much of a difference by adding these elements. However, if you fire to Cone 10 multiple times per week, this add-on will save you time and money in the long run. Finally, you may opt to order your kiln with the suggested furniture kit
Furniture Kit includes:
-- 2 - 15.5" full kiln shelves
-- 3 - 15.5" half kiln shelves
-- 3 each of the following posts: 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6"
-- 8 oz. of kiln wash
For contractors, architects, or curious customers looking to better familiarize themselves with this kiln, click here
to find 3D models of the Skutt KMT series.
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