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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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The best of its type
from Burlison, Tn
Comments about Shimpo Banding Wheels:
Arrived early(nice surprise). Very solid, very smooth. Obvious quality in finish and construction. I've wanted one of these for awhile and I am glad I did my homework and got the best for the best price. Blick does a good job in supplying art supplies at a good price, thank you.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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the cadillac of banding wheels
from desert southwest
Expensive but it won't break anytime soon. It is a sold construction for larger, heavier pieces. The weight also keeps the wheel in motion when adding surface decoration that goes around the entire piece. I started with a cheaper wheel but, for me, it didn't last or do the job I needed
from Durham, NC
The Shimpo banding wheel is exceptionally designed and incredibly smooth. I've been disappointed with the cheaper banding wheels on the market. I'm delighted! So glad I purchased this high-quality wheel that will surely pay for itself through improving my efficiency.
from Overland Park
Great banding wheel, can't believe it has free shipping. Grandkids use it to spin toys all over the place and no worries since it's so heavy it won't fall off the counter. Love painting my pottery with it.
Best of its kind
By Terraforma Studio
from Los Angeles, CA
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.
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.
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