I debated starting a new thread, but I think Scottiebie might also benefit from these questions...
Besides the obvious pros of tabletop wheels, what are the big drawbacks? Why don't people recommend them more often? When discussing buying a wheel, most people recommend just going straight to a freestanding wheel. It seems to me like 25lbs of clay is a LOT of clay for a hobbyist. Are there common features in a freestanding wheel that are often missing with tabletops?
What, specifically, should someone like me (looking to throw mostly culinary-sized pieces) look for if considering a tabletop wheel? Torque? Weight? Foot pedal?
Recommendations are much appreciated!