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SHIMPO VL - WHISPER

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SHIMPO VL-WHISPER pottery wheel uses an exceptional Direct Drive motor. The Direct Drive motor is a brushless, beltless motor that operates on a magnet system and is electronically controlled. As a result, the motor is EXTREMELY quiet!

Features

  • Direct drive system; DC brushless motor
  • 100 lbs centering
  • 14″ light alloy casting wheel-head, drilled for bat-pins
  • Adjustable legs
  • Legs can be removed for storage or tabletop use
  • Virtually quiet; no belts, no vibration
  • Wheel-head acts as a banding wheel when the pedal is at stop
  • Pedal stops the wheel head immediately; no belt means no extra rotation when stopped
  • Higher torque; no belts
  • Maintains a specific set speed when stepping away to center, even with slow speeds with 100 lbs of clay
  • 5 year warranty

*This product may be harmful to a person who has a pacemaker. Serious injury or death could occur. Consult a physician before using.*

SHIMPO VL - LITE

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Designed with the potter in mind, the SHIMPO VL-LITE is a belt-driven lightweight wheel. “LITE” enough to carry yet sturdy enough to throw on. Featuring a remote pedal, two-piece splash pan, workspace, 100-watt reversible motor, an automatic belt-tensioning system and a “LITE” price.

Features

  • Electronic Controller delivers smooth steady speed control at maximum torque
  • 25 lbs centering
  • 12″ wheel-head
  • Broad Speed Range allows optimum speed under all load conditions
  • Built-in Breaker protects Motor from overload
  • Portable
  • Smooth and steady foot pedal control
  • Automatic belt tensioning system
  • Unique brushes in the motor make this wheel extremely quiet
  • 5 year warranty

For more info, call: 434.293.0808

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Adjustable Stool

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The adjustable leg stool allows an assortment of heights to accommodate everyone, and can be tilted to relieve strain on your lower back. The tilt feature also puts you over your work to help you while centering on the wheel. The stool is finished attractively with a white frame and blue seat. The adjustable leg stool not only serves the potter but will also comfortably fill the needs of the painter and sculptor.

Features

  • Adjustable legs (tilt seat feature)
  • Nine adjustable Slots
  • Cushioned padded seat provides long comfort
  • 2 year Warranty

Rent a Wheel

Not quite ready to purchase a wheel?
We offer wheel rentals

New Light Weight Shimpo Wheel  -  $95/week
Shimpo Whisper Wheel  -  $260/month

Rentals include: wheel, mud tray, stool, wooden batt, wear board, plastic wrap, and clean up sponge.

NOTE: Rentals are only for those with sufficient wheel experience. If you are new to clay, you can take private lessons with us to qualify for a wheel rental.

For more info, call: 434.293.0808

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