Shimpo Whisper Wheel RK-3D £1305.60
A 400W Direct Drive motor matched with a potter's wheel.
This Direct Drive motor is powerful and vibration free as the wheel responds quickly and smoothly to the foot pedal or lever.
Direct Drive Motor : Developed to be extremely efficient and energy saving this motor is exceptionally quiet, as well as vibration free, as there are no belts, gears or drive components.
Extremely smooth operation Free Spinning Wheelhead turns freely in the ‘off’ position allowing it to be used as a banding wheel.
Easily changed direction of rotation with the FWD / REV switch
The wheel must be returned to neutral and stopped before changing direction.
The 400W motor is responsive when throwing large pieces and does not slip when applying pressure even at low rpms.
Motor - 400W Single phase 230v
RPM -50/60Hz: 0~25
Drive - Direct Drive
Control - Electronic with fixed foot pedal and hand lever
Direction- Clockwise / Anti-Clockwise
Free spinning - Available at 0 rpm
Wheel head - Cast Aluminium, 300mm Dia
Dimensions - 525 x 582 x 515mm
Weight - 45kg
Accessories - Two-piece splash pan. The 400W motor is responsive when throwing large pieces and does not slip when applying pressure even at low rpms.
There are 2 reviews with an average rating of 5.00
Heather from United KingdomOwner10 July 2017 14:24
I love this wheel, I got it recently and had only really used large wheels at classes so when getting my own wheel I was slightly worried it wouldn't be as comfortable to use or have as much power - I couldn't be more wrong, it's amazing at all speeds. Easy to control, no jerking, really responsive, and lovely and quiet. I would highly recommend.
Anonymous from United KingdomOwner15 May 2017 20:18
Quiet, easy to use, compact and not too heavy. Excellent for my requirements as a studio potter.