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Going To Buy Wheel And Kiln... What Do You Like?
Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:30 PM
Kiln Repair Tech
L&L Kilns Distributor
Owner, Neil Estrick Gallery, LLC
Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:58 PM
the portable lightweight, Artista potters wheel is great just purs so smooth and does not lag when forking on it and very affordable as long as you don't plan on making 10gallon crocks with it
Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:41 PM
If this is your first purchase, may I recommend looking into a used wheel? If you are not sure what you need, this would be a good way to get your feet wet and figure out what features are important to you (e.g., if you aren't throwing huge pots, you probably don't need a lot of wheel that can center 225 lbs).
I bought a slightly used brent wheel that I found on craigslist for less than half the price of a new wheel. It works so well that I don't foresee an upgrade any time in the near future. (although I do covet the shimpo whisper wheel—it is so quiet!)
Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:15 PM
Shimpo Whisper wheel works really good for me. Very quite, free spins when not pushing on the pedal and reversible. Did i mention its quite.
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