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#1 Biglou13

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:21 AM

its an older  model

any ideas on dates of mfgr

any one have any info on

i have lead on one that is somewhat geographically desireable.

 maybe photos of manuals

any opinions welcome


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#2 SmartsyArtsy

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:03 PM

Email shimpo. I was just presented with an opp to purchase an old model and emailed them. They replied within a day giving me very valuable info and probably saved me money. Just go to their website and hit contact us

#3 Biglou13

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:30 AM

shimpo never emailed me back


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#4 schmism

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 12:34 PM

Do you have a mixer already?

 

My research has lead me to believe that if your going to buy a pug mill.  get one that has a mixing function.

 

I mean if its a screamin deal (5-800) it may be hard to pass up just to have one.   But if its not ($1500 +-) then i would just save a few more dolla bills for a mixing version.

 

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#5 Biglou13

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:21 PM

No mixer
I slurry mix my clay then dry down to throwable body.
I've hand wedged 80# it was a bit of a workout
Doesn't sweat improve clay.

Good drill and mortar/paint stirrer

It's really not that hard.

Maybe I have pottery equipment lust.
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#6 Mark C.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:35 AM

I cannot answer any of your shimpo concerns other than check on parts and service

I can say that a petter mixer pugger is a great machine that is well thought out and has great parts and service.

I was around two more (other than mine) on molokai and they worked well in a community art setting.One for white one for brown clays.

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