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Annealers for flameworking and
Fusers for glass fusing
Designed specifically for and by glassworkers.

Features Include:

  • Quality Kanthal A-1 heating elements.
  • Annealing oven heating elements are encased in quartz tubing, making them electrically safe when inserting finished work on steel mandrels into oven while it is on.
  • K-23 insulation bricks insure low heat loss and low cost operation.
  • Average power consumption to maintain temperatures costs only pennies an hour.
  • Fast heat up times.
  • Annealers designed for easy one handed operation whether placing finished beads into the annealer or reaching for a preheated glass rod. The finished items are placed into the annealer through a special front opening making for quick and comfortable operation and the elimination thermal shock.
  • All bricks are mortared to insure a long oven life and prevent "dusting" created by loose bricks.
  • All annealers and combination annealer & fusers include a two-tiered Bead and Mandrel Rack for the inside of the annealer to prevent beads from touching each other during annealing.
  • Fusers and combination annealer & fusers are also ideal for silver clay, enameling, jewelry wax burnout and low fire ceramics.
  • All ovens and controllers have a 3 year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

All annealers and fusers include an infinite control switch, except the AF1818-C. An infinite control switch is the same kind of switch found on an electric cooking stove top. As a cost savings alternative to a temperature controller, an infinite control switch, when used with a pyrometer to read temperature, will allow you can manually control the temperature inside an annealer or fuser. Only the F66 is pictured with an optional pyrometer.

Annealers and combination Annealer & Fusers

AF99
AF99 Open TN03 AF99 Closed TN03
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AF99-T4
AF99T4 Open TN AF99T4 Closed TN AF99T4 Closed Door Open TN
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The annealing and fusing model AF99 heating chamber's interior measurements are 9" wide by 9" deep by 4" tall. 120 volts, 14 amps, 1680 watts.

Reaches annealing temperature in about ten minutes and fusing temperature in about forty-five minutes.

Our most popular annealer, the AF99, is a combination annealer and fuser. The quartz encased heating elements are located in the side walls near the top. With the AF99's aspect ratio, there is even heat throughout the chamber and allows access through the top as well as through the front opening. The heating chamber can be extended to 9" tall with the addition of the optional extension ring, XR99, but the time it takes to fuse increases to a little over one hour.

As an ANNEALER, the heating elements are encased in quartz tubing to make them electrically safe. Placing beads, while still on their mandrel into an oven with exposed heating elements is like putting a knife into a toaster! Besides a hinged lid, there is a 9" wide by 2" tall front opening that comes with a slip-in brick door for use when fusing, and also a soft flip door for annealing, which make a complete seal even when the mandrels are long and stick out the opening.

As a FUSER, the firing chamber uses the 8" X 8" FS88 fusing shelf. Because the front door is located down low at floor level and the heating elements are safely encased in quartz tubing, raking is very easy and safe: no chance of electrical shock and the door design doesn't allow very much heat to escape to burn your hand.

The annealing and fusing model AF99-T4 is patterned after the AF99, except the chamber's interior height is 6" instead of 4". The front opening of the AF99-T4 has a 4" tall front opening. The 4" height lets you put taller items through the front opening instead of through the top opening. The soft flip front door of the AF99-T4 is hinged 2" above its bottom and then again at the top of the 4" opening. This lets you open the front door just at the bottom to place small items, such as beads, into the annealer and use the ARR (see below) or fully open the door to place larger items into the annealer.

AF138
AF138 Open TN03 AF138 Closed TN03 AF138 Closed  Flap Open TN03
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AF138-T4
AF138T4 Open TN03 AF138T4 Closed TN03
AF138T4 Closed  Flap Open TN03 AF138T4 Closed  Flap Extended TN03
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Our newest model is the AF138, is as popular as our AF99. It is very similar to the AF-99 model, and its versions. The difference is that it is 13" wide instead of 9", the depth, from front to back, is only " less, at 8", and there are two, 2" tall by 6" wide front flip doors instead of one 9" wide flip door. Fuses in about one hour.

Just as the AF99-T4 is a taller version of the AF99, the AF138-T4 is a taller version of the AF138. The two side by side flip doors are hinged 2" above its bottom and then again at the top of the 4" opening.

AF66
AF66 Open TN AF66 Closed TN AF66 Closed Door Open TN
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The annealing and fusing model AF66 is also patterned after the AF99, except the chamber size is 6" wide by 6" deep instead of 9" X 9". Uses the 6" X 6", FS66 shelf for fusing.

A1313, AF1313
AF1313 Open TN AF1313 Closed TN AF1313 Closed Door Open TN
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The annealing only model A1313 heating chamber is 13" wide by 13" deep by 9" tall inside. 120 volts, 14 amps, 1680 watts.

Reaches annealing temperature in about forty minutes. The quartz encased heating elements are located in the side walls near the top. Because of the AF1313's height to width ratio, there is even heat throughout the chamber and allows access through the hinged lid as well as through the 13" wide by 6" tall front opening that has a multiple flip up door. The soft flip front door is hinged 2" above its bottom and then again at the top of the 6" opening. The bottom part of the flip door is split vertically in two, a left side and a right side. This lets you open the front door just at the bottom to place small items, such as beads, into the annealer and use the ARR (see below) or fully open the entire 13" X 6" door area to place larger items into the annealer.

The annealing and fusing model AF1313 is exactly like the A1313, except that it is wired for 240 volts, thereby giving it enough power to efficiently reach fusing temperatures in about one hour and annealing temperatures in about fifteen minutes and also comes with a slip in brick door for use when fusing. Uses the 12" X 12", FS1212 shelf for fusing.

The annealing model A1813 heating chamber is 18" wide by 13" deep by 3" tall inside. 120 volts, 14 amps, 1680 watts.

Reaches annealing temperature in about thirty minutes. The A1813 can be used for fusing, but is extremely slow. It is recommended that you use the 240 volt version, the AF1813, for fusing. With the A1813's low height to width ratio, the four quartz encased heating elements are evenly spaced overhead to give even heat throughout the chamber. Because of the heating element location, the top is hinged from down low, between the firing chamber and the bottom. There is an 18" wide by 2" tall front opening that comes with two brick doors for use when fusing and also two soft flip doors, for annealing, which make a complete seal even when the mandrels are long and stick out the opening.

The annealing and fusing model AF1813 is exactly like the A1813, except that it is wired for 240 volts, thereby giving it enough power to efficiently reach fusing temperatures in less than one hour and annealing temperatures in under fifteen minutes and also comes with a slip-in brick door for use when fusing. Uses the 12" X 12", FS1212 shelf for fusing. The AF1813 uses the 17" X 13", FS1317 shelf for fusing.

AF1313-C
AF1313C Open TN AF1313C Closed TN AF1313C Closed Door Open TN
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AF1813-C
AF1813C Open TN AF1813C Closed TN
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AF1818-C
AF1818C Open TN AF1818C Closed TN
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Arrow Springs manufactures three different clamshell models of combination annealer & fusing ovens. Models AF1313-C, AF1813-C and AF1818-C. All three models have an interior height of 9". As an annealer, the clamshell design has the front opening with both slip in brick doors and soft flip doors as described in the ovens above. Besides their use for annealing, the front opening doors make raking an easy task when fusing. What makes a clamshell design desirable is the way the top opens for ease of use. Instead of the lid opening as described in the above ovens, the 9" chamber splits horizontally 2" from the ceiling, 6"from the floor. The benefit is that when you open the lid, you do not have to reach in so far to the oven floor to place items in. This makes loading and arranging easier for fusing and for annealing of large items. The AF1313-C has a front opening of 13" wide and 4" tall. Both the AF1813-C and AF1818-C have 18" wide and 4" tall front openings. The soft flip front doors are split vertically in two, a left side and a right side. Each of these doors is split horizontally and hinged 2" above its bottom and then again at the top of the 4" opening. This lets you open the front door just at the bottom to place small items, such as beads, into the annealer and use the ARR (see below) or fully open the door to place larger items into the annealer. All three models have their heating elements arranged overhead as described for the A1813. The AF1818-C has eight quartz tubes instead of four. The AF1313 uses the 12" X 12", FS1212 shelf for fusing. The AF1813 uses the 17" X 13", FS1317 shelf for fusing. The AF1818 uses the 16" X 16", FS1616 shelf for fusing.
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Optional Rod Rest
The model ARR Adjustable Rod Rest is specially designed to complement all Arrow Springs annealers and combination annealer & fusers. The ARR clips onto the front of the annealer at the opening. By placing glass rods onto the rod rest and inserting their ends into the annealer, the rods are kept clean and their ends are preheated prior to being introduced into the flame. This virtually eliminates "popping" and greatly reduces the amount of time it takes the glass to become molten.
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Fusers

F66
F66 Open TN F66 Closed TN
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The model F66's interior heating chamber is 6" wide by 6" deep by 4" tall. 120 volts, 14 amps, 1680 watts.
Fuses in about twenty-five minutes.
A very simple and economical design. Uses a conventional heating element placement, without quartz tubing, and has a lift off lid. The F66 uses the 6" X 6", FS66 fusing shelf.

F99
F99 Open TN02 F99 Closed TN03
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The model F99 's interior heating chamber is 9" wide by 9" deep by 4" tall. 120 volts, 14 amps, 1680 watts.
Fuses in about forty minutes.
This oven is the same as the AF99, except there is no front door and the heating elements are not encased in quartz tubing. The heating chamber can be extended to 9" tall, by the addition of the optional extension ring, XR99, but the time it takes to fuse increases to a little over one hour. The F99 uses the 8" X 8" FS88 fusing shelf.
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Pyrometers

Pyro-DF
Pyrometer - Small Digital - Fahrenheit TN

Pyro-DC
Pyrometer - Small Digital - Centigrade TN

Pyro-DFC
Pyrometer - Large Digital - Fahrenheit-Centigrade TN
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We offer digital (digital readout) pyrometers. The battery operated digital pyrometers are considerably more accurate and much easier to read the old style analog (needle type meter) pyrometers. The Pyro-DF reads in Fahrenheit. The Pyro-DC reads in Centigrade and the Pyro-DFC can read in either Fahrenheit or Centigrade. Operating an annealer or fuser manually with an infinite control switch and an optional pyrometer is an equipment cost savings over operation using an automated temperature controller, but does require monitoring and adjustments to the infinite control switch during your working session and for a short time afterward. Digital pyrometers come with a carrying case and a 6 foot thermocouple. Battery is included.
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Temperature Controllers

ASC/5
ASC5 Temperature Controller TN
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The model ASC/5 digital ramping controller holds 9 programs in permanent memory for annealing, fusing, Precious Metal Clay, enameling, jewelry wax burnout and ceramics. It is so simple that all you need to do is press a few buttons and it will perform the program and then turn itself off. For your convenience, several programs have already been entered, all of which can be easily changed. If you have special firing programs you regularly use, we will gladly program them into the controller for you. The controller is configurable for either Fahrenheit or Celsius. 15 or 20 Amp, 120 Volt models; and 20, 30 or 50 Amp, 240 volt models available.

The ASC/5 is a "STAND ALONE" controller, which means that it is not attached to an oven, has its relay self-contained, has an installed thermocouple, and a plug and receptacle. All you need to do is plug the controller into a wall outlet, plug your oven into the controller, and insert the thermocouple (temperature sensor) into the oven.
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Voltage & Amperage Adaptors

Voltage & Amperage Adaptors allow you to operate a 240 volt oven using a 120 volt temperature controller. The adaptor has a plug and receptacle to match the 240 volt oven you want to control. The adaptor plugs into an appropriate 240 volt wall receptacle. The oven plugs into the adaptor. The adaptor also has a 120 volt plug that you plug into your existing 120 volt temperature controller. Instead of your existing 120 volt temperature controller directly controlling your 240 volt oven, it controls the adaptor with its own built in relay, which in turn controls the 240 volt oven.

Voltage, amperage, wattage and plug type of Arrow Springs ovens.
The following ovens operate on 120 volts and draw 14 amps, 1680 watts.
The plug and required wall receptacle configuration is NEMA 5-15, which uses a typical house receptacle (wall outlet) that is rated for 120 volts and capable of delivering up to 15 amps.
AF66, F66, AF99, F99, AF99-T4, AF138, AF138-T4, A1313 and A1813

The following ovens operate on 240 volts and draw 14 amps, 3360 watts.
The plug and required wall receptacle configuration is NEMA 6-20, rated for 240 volts and capable of delivering up to 20 amps.
AF1313, AF1313-C, AF1813 and AF1813-C

The following oven operates on 240 volts and draw 26 amps and 6240 watts.
The plug and required wall receptacle configuration is NEMA 10-30, 240 volts and capable of delivering up to 30 amps.
AF1818-C

How to interpret the model names of Ovens, Temperature Controllers and Voltage & Amperage Adaptors.
The A in an oven model name indicates annealing and means that the oven is capable of reaching temperatures required for annealing, the design includes quartz encased heating elements to protect you from electrical shock and has a front opening to easily accommodate the placement of hot glass items into the hot oven. The F indicates fusing and means that the oven is easily capable of reaching fusing and silver clay temperatures. Most fusing models can reach a maximum limit of 1900 F. If the model name includes both A and F in the name, it has features of both annealing and fusing ovens. The number in an oven name represents the interior width and depth. For example, 99 means that the ovens floor is 9" wide and 9" deep. 1813 means that the ovens floor is 18" wide and 13" deep. If there is a T in name, it means that that model is taller than the regular model without the T. If there is a C in name, it means that that model is a clamshell design.

ASC indicates Arrow Springs Controller. Following the ASC is a / and a number, such as /3, and represents the specific model. The ending number of a controller represents the NEMA plug and receptacle configuration. 515 is a NEMA 5-15. The 5 is the actual physical configuration and the voltage capability of 120 volts and the 15 is the amperage capability. A NEMA 5-15 is a common house plug and receptacle. A NEMA 5-20 is rated at 120 volts and 20 amps. A NEMA 5-20 receptacle can receive either a NEMA 5-20 or NEMA 5-15 plug, but a NEMA 5-20 plug can only plug into a NEMA 5-20 receptacle.

The /A in the model name of the voltage & amperage adaptors distinguishes it from a temperature controller.
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All Annealer, Fuser and Temperature Controller photographs by Doug Baldwin.

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