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Thoughts on the Shimpo VL Whisper?

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#41 Benzine


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:14 PM

"Allow me to rephrase my statement. If I were going to do clay work in such a way that a Black and Decker quality tool would serve me well, then I would get a Pacifica. They are cheap for a 1hp wheel. That being said, my needs are more along the Makita flavor"

I like the analogy.
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 07:20 AM

I think I am the only potter on the planet with a faulty shimpo. Here is a brief video of the issue;  



Customer support has been great. It's a 2007, past warranty, but they still sent me a new controller board and walked me throught potentiometer adjustment. Still, the problem persists.

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 12:32 PM

I have had a Shimpo for two years and love it. My first though when I watched your video, and I don't mean to offend you, was have you tried cleaning it? There may be clay built up that is causing the stalling.

#44 Mark C.

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 12:52 PM

Tjat looks like one of the two things they sent you-Are you saying you replaced the board and the pedal potentiometer and its still doing this?

my guess its the board.


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