Info on Olympic Kiln - 139FLE?

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  1. David6789

    David6789

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    Feb 14, 2019
  2. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    It really isn't designed for knife HT. Without the SSR and a programmable controller it won't work well or for long.

    A knifemaker's Paragon or Evenheat would be a far better choice unless you are getting one in good used condition for a very low price.
     
  3. Grocouteau

    Grocouteau

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    Feb 8, 2018
    There's a SSR as an option, and the genesis they offer is an option offered by Evenheat. Don't know if that makes it as good or not but the option for those is available.
     
  4. Daniel Carraher

    Daniel Carraher KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Dec 30, 2018
    I use the 139FLE. Mine has SSR and has a programmable controller. Haven’t had an issue with mine in the year or so I’ve owned it.
     
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  5. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Yes, as long as it will be made with an SSR and programmable controller it will be good. The original link was for a pottery kiln model.
    Out of curiosity, what is the price they are asking for it with the modifications?
     
  6. David6789

    David6789

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    Feb 14, 2019
    Olympic Kiln - 139FLE
    120v 15amp
    Inside dimentions: 12.5" x 9" x 7.5"
    -Solid State Relays
    -Auto Door shut-off
    -Genesis touchscreen controls

    $1276.99

    Evenheat Knife Oven - KH 418
    120v 13amp
    Inside Dimentions: 18" x 6.5" x 4.25"
    -Solid State Relays
    -Auto Door shut-off
    -TAP Smart controls

    $1991.99


    $715 savings.
     
  7. David6789

    David6789

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    Feb 14, 2019
    Daniel No issues? You happy with it?
     
  8. DanF

    DanF KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 17, 2017
    Paragon makes a Knifedog branded knifemakers kiln for just under $1k with free shipping, last I checked.
     
  9. David6789

    David6789

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    Feb 14, 2019
    Looks like its 240v (or atleast the one I found was) and its doesnt appears to have Solid State Relays or Touch screen options.
     
  10. Daniel Carraher

    Daniel Carraher KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Dec 30, 2018
    only thing I’d prefer is it to heat faster but I’d have to go 240v for that. Holds temperature and works great for the 4-5 Programs I run. If I switch it’ll be to go 240 and I may just convert mine to 240 if I go that route
     

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