Lid Lifter Upgrade Kit


Choosing the Right Lid Lifter

Use this chart to choose the correct Lid Lifter Upgrade Kit for your kiln.As mentioned previously, we did not start making the kits until 2003 so just because it says “Standard”, your kiln may be older and it was not included at that time.

Sectional Design

Installing a Lid Lifter

It takes a good 3 hours to install a Lid Lifter Upgrade Kit so be sure to budget your time accordingly. The good news is that we have really good step by step instructions. Equipped with only a screw gun, even a novice repair person can install this kit. Click on the link below to download the instructions.

Lid Lifter


Loading the Springs

All Skutt kilns ship with the lid springs de-tensioned to avoid damage that can be caused by a bouncing lid. While a little tricky, with the help of this video, you should be able to correctly load the springs on your kiln in less than 2 minutes.