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Hi Roller Vertical Slab Roller

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Was just wondering if anyone had experience with the Hi Roller Vertical Slab Roller?  http://www.originalhiroller.com

 

I'm trying to outfit a small studio pace and this seems like an interesting option.  I would especially be interested in knowing about warpage, handling, construction, ease of use, etc given its price..

 

Thanks,

 

-SD

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Saw it demonstrated at NCECA last year, looks to be pretty interesting, slabs were nice and even, effort looked to be pretty easy.

 

You may even find this strand of interest:

 

http://community.ceramicartsdaily.org/topic/12048-20-vertical-slab-roller-that-takes-very-little-space/?hl=%2Bvertical+%2Bslab+%2Broller

 

best,

Pres

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Using the extra piece of canvas would minimize the warping,  I have a Bailey slab roller.  We built the table ourselves by the plans they included and put a Formica top on it so it could be also used as a work table.  I was making tile at the time I bought it and I could flip the clay directly onto sheet rock with out handling it to much.  I think your decision could also depend on how much and what you are going to use the slab roller for.   Denice

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I am a bit unsure about the whole idea of a vertical roller. I realize it saves space-my 30 inch Bailey electric with long table is a big footprint for sure.

The thing is when I roll out a long slab its already flat on a table and I do not have to bend or disturb it. In those videos on your link they flop and bend while taking them to a table. Mine slab is already on a table. I use the long table as a work space glaze area etc when not rolling slabs. Yes is you are rolling small slabs I can see its space saving use but the slabs need to be small as you still have to get them to a table and the more you bend them the more they will not be happy as clay has memory .

I'm not sold on the concept-I already know they are spendy as well.setting aside price as a quality piece of equipment price should not be the deciding factor.

I'm still liking a slab roller that leaves the slab right where you want it on the table  is best and not a vertical one.

Doc weathers made one and posted photos as well.

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I am a bit unsure about the whole idea of a vertical roller. I realize it saves space-my 30 inch Bailey electric with long table is a big footprint for sure.

The thing is when I roll out a long slab its already flat on a table and I do not have to bend or disturb it. In those videos on your link they flop and bend while taking them to a table. <snip>

 

Mark - that was my main concern. whether the movement to a table would create a clay memory/warping problem.  I make a form that requires a 11"x18" slab.  

 

Hopefully Doc Weather will chime in.

 

-SD

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