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Designed with the potter in mind, the Shimpo VL-Lite is a belt-driven pottery wheel that is light enough to carry yet sturdy enough to throw on. Featuring a ½HP, 100-watt reversible DC motor, a durable steel body, an automatic belt-tensioning system, and a 12" cast alloy wheel head with bat pins, it also carries an affordable price tag.
Additional convenience features include a two-piece removable splash pan, an attached workspace, and a remote foot pedal for controlling the speed of the wheel head from 0–250 rpm. The wheel has a centering capacity of 25 lb, measures 22" × 28" × 21", and weighs 51 lb.
Warranty — The VL-Lite comes with a limited two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
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.
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Great product for a great price
By Pottery Newbie
from Wilmington, NC
Comments about Shimpo VL-Lite Pottery Wheel:
I've done a bit of research on potter's wheels, as I am a wheel-throwing newbie. Almost purchased the tabletop model, however a ceramic studio owner suggested that I get the floor model with a larger wheel head. She said if I am really serious about pottery, I'm going to want to throw larger vessels someday.The wheel only weighs 51 pounds, however, the packing material brought the box up to 85 pounds. I never saw anything packaged as well as this wheel!I've made only three pots so far. I can honestly say, the wheel is very quiet, and yes, I can center the clay quickly! Is it the wheel, or is it practice? I'm glad the larger wheel was purchased, and I look forward to a long life of clay throwing on this wheel.Of the three Shimpo dealers I checked, Dick's offered the best price. This product was shipped from the factory.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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