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Item #: PKM18TPro3Z
As the owner of a Paragon KM-18T Pro furnace, you can live the knife making adventure to the fullest. You will witness the birth of your knives in the bright red heat of the furnace. The soul of the blade is born in the furnace. Imagine making extraordinary knives destined to become family heirlooms. These are knives you can’t buy in a hardware store. Experiment with differential hardening, a technique handed down from the ancients. The Paragon KM-18T Pro is rated to 2350° F, so you can heat treat as hot as you need to.
The KM-18T Pro has three solid state relays, which last far longer than standard mechanical relays and offer better temperature control during holds. Solid state relays have no moving parts to wear out. The first thing you will notice is that the relays are silent. You will hear just the reassuring hum of the heating elements. The relays are mounted to aluminum heat sinks.
The KM-18T Pro offers precise heat distribution throughout the length of the firing chamber. This is because it is divided into three zones. Each zone has its own thermocouple, or temperature sensor. The Sentinel controller electronically adjusts the temperature of each zone. See for yourself--test for temperature uniformity by taking measurements along the length of a blade with a Rockwell Hardness Tester.
The KM-18T Pro is unusually fast, because it is made with space-age ceramic fiber. It can reach 500°F in minutes. Long lasting, “wavy” elements in the walls are surface-mounted to dissipate heat rapidly and prolong element life.
The guillotine door is the ultimate choice for heat treating. The door lifts up and out of the way with one-handed operation. The hot side of the door remains away from you. The door lifts effortlessly with the assistance of a spring on each side. Because of the rigid case and heavy duty opening assembly, the door is sturdy enough for years of faithful service.
The door micro safety switch shuts off the power to the elements when the door is opened, yet the controller continues to give a temperature readout. The safety switch is standard on Paragon KM furnaces.
Max Firing Temp: 2350F
Inside Dimensions (inches): 6.5W x 5.25H x 18D
Cubic Feet: 0.35
Plug: NEMA 6-30R
Shipping Weight: 236 lbs