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Shimpo's Potter's Wheel is extremely responsive, with high torque at all speeds. It's powerful, and by far the quietest pottery wheel on the market.
The ½ HP, brushless DC motor has a direct drive (no belt) system and a broad speed range for optimum control. A fixed foot pedal with hand lever operates the electronically controlled motor. The motor is reversible for lefthanded and righthanded users.
The 12" wheelhead and two-piece splash pan are standard. Centers up to 100 lbs. The wheelhead also turns freely, so it can be used as a banding wheel at 0 rpm.
Electrical Warning — All electrical products have U.S. standard plugs and voltage. Due to damage that can occur when using incompatible plugs, sockets, or converters, Blick does not ship electrical items or accessories outside of North America or to freight forwarders.
To view a PDF of the Instruction Manual, including warranty information, for the Shimpo RK-Whisper Potter's Wheel, please click here.
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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
This is by far the best!
from Detroit, MI
Comments about Shimpo RK-Whisper Potter's Wheel:
I bought this wheel about a year ago and I have been very impressed with the quality and ability the wheel has shown. I have worked on the wheel at school for about five years now and have used nothing but Brent wheels. I still like Brent wheels, however, I feel like with the Shimpo RK whisper I am able to do a lot more. Overall it seems a lot more solid and stable then other wheels. I feel more connected to the clay while working on it and I have no worries that the wheel is going to tip over or break with the amount of pressure I apply to the clay while throwing. I recommend this wheel to anyone! GOOD INVESTMENT FOR ANY ARTIST OR HOBBYIST! This is the real deal here people. It's my new treasure and I have the feeling like its one of those machines that I am going to have in my life for a very long time. If not forever.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
By Muddy Girl*
from Central, PA
I had used this product hundreds of times before I actually bought one... Still so in love with this wheel!!!
(7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
It is not what it is bragged about
from st paul, mn.
I bought this wheel to accommodate my small students because of the hand lever. I have taught, shown and worked for 40 years. I have 4 wheels in my studio. My favorite, the Skutt, is no longer available. I paid over one thousand dollars for this wheel and have been grossly disappointed. Time after time I adjust the wheel and it still won't stop totally. It is loud and the splash pan is difficult. I would never ever recommend this wheel.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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