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#1 Biglou13

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:21 PM

I've been looking to upgrade there are some shimpo wheels

http://m.publicsurpl...ttery&search=  

Would these be a decent upgrade? Are they serviceable? What model is that? Appox how old?

Someone here was asking recently.;)
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#2 justanassembler

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:48 PM

upgrade from what?  They still make that model, I believe.  They have two speeds, and are driven by a motor that goes through a gearbox...



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:11 PM

Upgrade from a harbor freight wheel
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:12 PM

There is a Robert Brent kickwheel on there. #987019. They retail for $1200.00

There is a Randal wheel-missing the tractor seat and the table-983760. Worth a least $800.00. Two great kick wheels.

Good price on the Shimpos. I don't personally like them as students are constantly throwing them in reverse.

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#5 Mark C.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:46 PM

They all look to be in Wa state or Utah.

I think the drive from Florida may cost more than a new one???


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:29 AM

Oh not bidding on these.

Just shopping in the event one does come up within driving distance.

And a heads up for for anyone else here, that might be interested.
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#7 JBaymore

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:42 AM

Upgrade from a harbor freight wheel

 

I didn't know Harbor Freight MADE a potters wheel!

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

oops, thought you were looking at the amaco wheels in florida (based on your location)!  ignore my previous comment, please!



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:41 AM

JB: I have a Harbor Freight: unfortunately they don't offer them anymore.  (too bad as they were only about $250)

They do  run: pretty weak torque so only good for smaller things: maybe center 20 lbs on it if you were gentle with the friction: I had mine outside under a tarp for my summer studio.

Built in splash pan style. 

It is vari-speed motor, i.e. power goes through the pedal so when you rock your foot back to off it the motor is off: so at slow speeds it is really, really quiet.

I love it on a sunny afternoon, making small things quietly and peacefully.

Worth every penny if you find one for $50/$75 or so.

http://images.harbor...98999/98250.pdf



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

Thanks Tim...... interesting.  Don;t know HOW I missed that.  I use some Harbor Freight stuff.

 

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