direct drive vs gear reduced slab roller
Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:01 AM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:04 AM
Get the wheel! Since a rotator issue, I find it is much easier to stand parallel to the table and pull the wheel toward me, hand over hand- like a rope tug 'o war!
Tip for newbies: Don't stop during the roll thru- you will get a ridge in the slab.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:27 AM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:06 PM
FYI....you may want to check directly w/Bailey about availability. I have no idea where they are now with stocking these, but in Mid-Feb when I ordered mine they said they were in the middle of a production run and that it would take 2-3 weeks for delivery ...and that 2-3 weeks ended up being over 2 months.
roll another one....just like the other one....
Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:50 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:13 PM
my studio is a little larger two large work tables and the slab roller plus some carts, wheel and wedging table, glaze chemical sheaves and ware storage shelves. The slab roller functions
Thanks for the info and insights. I had almost talked myself into dropping back to a 24" DDRII until I read Marcia's answer. With only 6" difference, surely I can squeeze a 30" DDRII into my shop. Pat at Bailey Ceramic Supply has been really helpful in pointing out that the 30" roller actually needs 43.5" of space. Whoosh! There went another thirteen and a half inches from my already tight studio! And as for delivery waits, I'm in the middle of the never-ending studio remodel, so a little delay isn't a problem. I've been working out of a corner of a spare room for several years, so even my tiny new 350 square foot studio will seem palatial (I hope).
as another work table when not rolling slabs.
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