Scarab Kiln w/ Outer Point Rest - Width: 27.0" - Height: 16.0" - Depth: 12.0" - 240 Volt - Skutt
Used by the Best
If you are serious about flameworking you need serious equipment. Designed by a flameworker, specifically for flameworking Borosilicate glass.
- The software for the COE Controller was developed by Flameworker Marcel Braun to fit the specific needs of the Boro Flameworker. Marcel knows how important to know how long your piece is at he set point temperature. That is why he programmed a feature in the controller that tells you exactly that amount of time. If you dip below that temperature it waits until it is back to set point and restarts the clock.
- It can be easy as pressing Go to start working and Go twice to anneal your piece and call it a night.
- The Controller is programmed to heat to 1100° F, but you can set it for whatever temperature you want.
- You can choose between the 3 preset Annealing programs or create your own.
- Also includes built in striking and repair programs.
Primary Point Rests
The Primary Point rests are designed to slide up and down to support your rods and tubes. If your handles are extremely long, we would suggest adding the Optional Secondary Point Rest which extends further out from the kiln and is fully adjustable up and down.
When you are ready to anneal you slide all 3 point rests up tight against the doggie doors to seal off the chamber.
The point rests are constructed of solid brick and stainless steel for maximum life. To operate them simply loosen the the knob, slide the rest to the position desired and tighten the knob. It was specifically designed to be a one hand operation so you can hold your glass with the other hand.
Balanced Main Door
The Main Chamber Door hinge system has been completely redesigned with precision hardware for smoother operation. The door is balanced using an counterweight. The arms holding the counter weight were engineered with a precise bend that places the counterweight in a neutral position when the door is half open. This allows for enough weight when the door is down to keep it closed and keeps it from wanting to get away from you when you open it.
The entire door is constructed of insulating fire brick surrounded by heavy gauge stainless steel. The handle is also constructed of stainless steel to prevent corrosion.
The “Doggie” Doors
The Doggie Doors (sometimes referred to as bead doors) are the brainchild of master flameworker Marcel Braun. They are constructed using a channeled stainless steel frame which holds a section of soft fiberboard. When you close the door it rests gently on your glass handles, sealing in the heat without scratching the glass. If they ever wear out you can replace them easily and inexpensively. The doors are counterbalanced to stay open on there own with weighted wood handles that stay cool to the touch.
One of the most valued design elements of the Scarab and Scarab XL kilns is the introduction of the Center Door. The center door allows you to use a single larger diameter tube or rod without affecting the tight seal on the other rods. Without it the larger diameter tube would hold the doggie door up higher, allowing unnecessary heat to escape…Brilliant!
Let’s face it, these kilns are heavy!. The last thing you want to do is to start wrestling around with them to get at a component that needs to be replaced. All Scarab kilns are designed with a Removable Chasis which holds all the main electrical and electronic components. Just remove the screws that hold it in place and slide it out. You can even disconnect the power cord and ship the whole thing back to Skutt for testing if necessary.
One of the most problematic components of kilns has traditionally been the relays. Mechanical relays have a limited life which is why Skutt has upgraded all Scarab Kilns with Solid State Relays. These relays or kept cool with a fan mounted in the side of the kiln (not necessary on the Mini Scarab because the Amps are so low).
Did I mention these kilns are heavy? Every Scarab kiln is equipped with two pairs of handles so the can be moved easier. The handles are ergonomically placed to balance the weight while you are carrying it and also positioned low enough so you can lift it onto a table.
- Unlike most warranties, ours covers Parts AND Labor.
- Never Pro-Rated.
- Serviced by the most extensive, knowledgeable and talented distributor network in the industry.
- Backed by a company whose mission statement is “We help you make great things”. When your kiln is down, you can’t make great things.
- Warranty: Two Year Limited Warranty
- Max Temp: 1700° F | 927° C
- Voltage: 240
- Amps: 27
- Phase: 1
- Watts: 6480
- Cordset: NEMA 6-50R
- Controller: Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-Key
- Kiln Type: Front Loading Square
- Sides: 4
- Chamber Volume: 3.0 CU.FT. | 84.95 Liters
- Width: 27″ - 686mm
- Depth: 12″ - 305mm
- Height: 16″ - 406mm
- Ship Size: 45.0″W x 42.0″D x 53.0″H | 1143W x 1067D x 1346H mm
Ratings & Reviews
by Tyler S -
These kilns are the best. I got mine second hand, for really cheap. The door doesnt fully close at the top but i have read that the manufacturing problem that caused it has been corrected years ago. My electric bill went up quite a bit. The controller is so nice, i used to mess with all sorts of settings on my other kilns but i let this one do its thing. Its all programmed for boro and ready to go. I got a 41" wide rolling toolbox as a stand(just a little bit more epensive that the official stand) and you can keep all of your color, ground joints, extra tools organized nicely.
by Aaron r -
Have only just set this kiln up but I have to say I love it already. The controller is super user friendly easy to run easy to strike. The secondary point rest is easy to adjust making setting handles down a breeze and no worries of things sliding around when you open the doors. Counter weights on the doors make it nice and easy to get in and out of the kiln quickly. Bought this kiln thinking it will be the last kiln I will need for a long time and now I am just more reassured that this kiln will last me through projects for many years to come without outgrowing it. highly recommended!
by geoffery b -
I love it the fab thing i have in my studio i base in new Zealand and with lots help from the team at mountain glass art it made it here safe.
Best kiln in the game, duh! If you can buy it, you wont be disappointed.
Best shop kiln
The scarab master 33 is the best kiln in my opinion! I love how big it is allowing me to put in very large pieces aswell as allows up to 4 artists to use it at a time. It makes almost no noise compared to other kilns (Paragon) I highly recommend this kiln to all Glassblowers trying to make large pieces or production aswell as glass studios.
Great kiln for any studio
The best large kiln on the market for borosilicate lampworkers imo. The controllers are solid like any skutt and comes with an annealing cycle already programmed. These kilns are practically plug and play. There are hot spots in the back two corners and the front couple inches are colder. So keep this in mind when working thin pieces. I made a 12 inch vase and I had plenty of room in one of these beasts. Great for a couple people using it or a production worker. Youll have plenty of room to spread out.