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#1 b.schmitt

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:50 PM

Hello Forum,

 

I'm new to the group. I'm shopping for my first kiln and am wondering if anyone has any experience or feedback with the Olympic Medallion series of kilns.

 

I'm thinking of the MAS1818HE with the V6-CF controller. From ClayKing, this would only be $1080 delivered including a furniture kit. Olympic claims that their lower prices are due to their factory location near the supply of firebrick.

 

I've also been shopping for a used Skutt KM-818, though then would have the uncertainty of a used kiln.

 

I plan to fire porcelain to cone 5-6 and would prefer the digital controller. I'm limited to 240V, 40A breaker.

 

Any thoughts or feedback would be much appreciated. 

Brian



#2 justanassembler

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 02:42 PM

I am not a fan of that 3 key orton controller, because of the lack of input keys you have to go through a bunch of steps to enter programs..  In terms of the quality of the actual kiln, I have found generally that olympics seem to lack a nice fit and finish, and sometimes I feel as though there were corners cut in the design to save a bit of cash...  At the end of the day, it will fire your work, but it may not be as convenient or nice as a slightly more expensive kiln from skutt, l&l, etc.



#3 Mark C.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:45 AM

I like L&L kilns-wish I had one but own three skutts instead.

next kiln will be a L&L

Mark


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