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Hot Shot Oven & Kiln HS-18K Knife Making Oven

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Original Price $2,309.00
Current Price $2,055.00

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The Ultimate Heat Treating Companion - Hot Shot 18K Knife Making Oven

Experience the epitome of precision, safety, and reliability with the Hot Shot 18K, an oven crafted in collaboration with esteemed blacksmiths and knife makers. Get your perfect blade and be safe every time you turn on your oven with cool to touch technology, side elements and long chamber (18”). We know most knife makers are hobbyists working out of their own shop or garage so Hot Shot designed an oven that was cool to the touch, a removable door for easy access in and out and all of the essentials built in with no added up charge; solid state relay, cooling fans, alarm and door switch.

The side elements allow for even heat distribution throughout the oven so you never have to worry about hot or cold spots! The icing on the cake…. our oven gets up to temp fast! The 120V option gets up to 2000F in 50 minutes and the 240V option in 25 minutes! Wow! Add on an Argon Gas Kit to help eliminate scaling on the surface of the steel! 

Don't forget to add a furniture kit. Includes: (4) 1"x 3" posts and a 6.25"x 17.5" shelf.

Hot Shot ovens and kilns are equipped with Patent Pending Cool-Touch Fan Cooling Technology that provides a safe external temperature to allow for safer operation and protection of its surroundings. Each oven comes with a removable high density kiln floor. This is ideal to assist with project setup or if it needs to be replaced. It features a dual layer air plenum for external heat management and precise temperature control.

Controller Options (Novus vs PRO Controller) When picking out your Hot Shot oven, you will have the ability to choose the standard built-in NOVUS Controller or upgrade to our TAP Smart Controller. Below you will find the differences between the two controllers to help make your decision easier.

Novus Controller

  • Built-in bluetooth
  • 20 programs, 9 segments each
  • Push button programming / web-based software
  • Free QuickTune mobile app
  • Supports Type J, K, T, E, S, N, R, and B Thermocouple

TAP Controller

  • Built-in WiFi
  • Unlimited program storage
  • Touch screen programming
  • Free mobile app
  • Supports Type K, R, and S Thermocouple

Novus– The N20K48 series of PID (proportional–integral–derivative controller) temperature controllers have been designed for non-experienced novice users for combining extreme simplicity in operation with quality performance found in expensive high-end controllers. The Novus N20K48 can be operated by simply turning on the oven and setting the temperature needed or you can download the free Novus Quicktune App to be able to program the controller more easily via your phone/tablet. The controller can also be programmed by using the onboard buttons and a series of key presses. The Novus N20K48 controller is limited to only storing 20 programs at a time with a max of 9 segments per program.

The HS-18K comes in either a 15amp/120volt or 20amp/240 volt version. The 15 amp is your standard at-home outlet.

For 240V you will need the following outlet:

Therefore when choosing a kiln/oven we highly recommend you check your power requirements first. We recommend making sure you have the proper outlet and, if not, to check with a professional about adding an outlet into your work area. DO NOT use extension cords in any situation!

Argon provides an inert atmosphere and is usually delivered at dew point less than -75°F with an oxygen content below 20 ppm. An atmosphere of Argon can be used for the following heat treatment processes:

  • Annealing (non-ferrous metals, stainless steel, and alloy steel)
  • Brazing
  • Sintering

Hot Shot offers this well designed and easily adaptable Argon kit for all your heat treating needs. Includes flow meter, tubing, fittings and ceramic dispensing needle. (Argon gas not included)



15amp/110V 20amp/240V
Max Temperature 2200°F 2200°F
Plug Voltage 110V 240V
Max Amp Draw 15 Amps 12 Amps
1-Phase Circuit
15 Amps 20 Amps
Break-in Period 4-5 Hours 4-5 Hours
Length of Cord
6ft 6ft
Weight 67lbs. 67lbs
Dimensions (Exterior/Interior) 27"Lx19.5"Wx14"H | 18"Dx6.5”Wx4.5"H 27"Lx19.5"Wx14"H | 18"Dx6.5”Wx4.5"H

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