Can the same torch be used for both soldering and glass work? On
the same vein, can a PMC kiln be used for fusing glass?
The Paragon SC2 and SC3 kilns can be used for both. They are
terrific, computer controlled kilns. The interior space is 6 x 6
inches. The Sierra kiln is basically the same thing with a
different, supposedly easier control panel. Paragon you can buy
directly from Paragon or from New Mexico Clay. Sierra is available
from Rio and PMC Connection.
I have the Paragon SC2 and use it often for my own work and student
work. I'm very happy with it and would buy it again.
If you want to fuse bigger glass pieces, Paragon has another
computer controlled one with rings that you can add or subtract to
make the kiln bigger or smaller.
My understanding of lampworking torches is that they are much hotter
than soldering torches. But inexpensive set ups are available for
both. Or spend more for the lampworking, and use a $30.00 propane
only torch for soldering.
Chicago area, Illinois, USA
Certified PMC Instructor