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Ideal for decorating, sculpting, carving, and hand-building, Shimpo banding wheels are designed to provide extra-smooth, even rotation for even the most delicate of applications. Their one-piece design features solid cast-iron construction, a rust-resistant blue paint coating, and sealed ball bearings for smooth rotation without wobbling or sticking.
Designed for artists at all levels, including studio artists, production potters, teachers, and students, Shimpo banding wheels are available in a variety of sizes and heights.
Shimpo banding wheels come with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
® Shimpo is a registered trademark.
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Best of its kind
By Terraforma Studio
from Los Angeles, CA
Comments about Shimpo Banding Wheels:
I make some relatively large, heavy ceramic pieces that can be very delicate and vulnerable during construction. I paid a lot to get a Shimpo banding wheel, comparitively, because in my experience it is far and away the best, most solid, reliable, smoothest rotating, and toughest heavy-duty banding wheel. Period.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Highly recommended by my instructor
By Emily Dickinson
Great balance and weight.Solid. Love the height.
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from Hayward, CA
These Shimpo banding wheels are Used daily in a sculpture classroom. This product is worth the investment!
from Puerto Rico
I use this wheel for pottery. Nice size and super smooth.
Fantastic tool for a great price
By Raku girl
from Endicott, NY
This product is extremely well made; it has a sturdy finish and incredibly smooth turning action that lasts a long time with one push.
By pat the potter
from colorado springs, co
I ordered the shimpo banding wheel to do hand built pots and have been extremely satisfied. The wheel is very stable with no wobble, spins freely and smoothly with little effort to get it spinning. The shimpo banding wheel is made of high quality materials and appears to be able to last many years. It was a great purchase for my home use. Better than expected.
The weightiness of the wheel allows you to work with the clay with no concerns about it Tipping or sliding. Also very smooth spinning motion.
Wonderful banding wheel
from SAN ANTONIO
I am really impressed with the banding wheel. It is just the right height for me and great to turn either direction without problems. Also cleaning it is easy and fast. Able to hold a good amount of clay too without problems. Overall very pleased with it!
Great Product! Worth the Higher Price, but Wait for a Sale
By Converse Creations
from Salem, SC
I have put purchasing a Shimpo banding wheel off for a long time due to the high price compared to others on the market, but the quality of this banding wheel was well worth the price. It is the smoothest spinning banding wheel I've ever had and the weight and size are perfect for my larger sculptural work. I got it on sale, with free shipping which didn't hurt either.
Shimpo comes thru again
By Not quite centered but close.
from Denver , Colorado
Solid product. Great movement.
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