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#1 smb

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:39 PM

Has anyone used an Axner pottery wheel? Wondering about the quality and durability of one. The price is reasonable but I am looking for quality and durability so if I have to spend a little more $ I will but just trying to be frugal. Thanks for any input and I so enjoy this forum.



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:52 PM

I haven't used the Axner wheels, but I can vouch for the Skutt/Thomas-Stuart wheels.


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 02:58 PM

thanks Neil. Skutt is what I'm leaning toward



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 03:19 PM

Skutt wheels have the most torque for motor size. The 1/3hp is plenty powerful for most everything, but it's not that much more money to go up to 1/2hp. The best thing is the large splash pan. It will keep your studio floor noticeably cleaner. I prefer the built in splash pan since it's heavier and more stable than the removable pan. It's not really any harder to clean, either.


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:02 PM

you just answered all my questions. thank you



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:31 AM

Check out the FAQ at the beginning of the In the Studio forum. You will find lots of opinions on different brands. Have not seen any ops on the Axner though.


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