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  1. The DIY Ryobi is something I've looked into, but I dont have access to the saws and required equipment to adjust the various pieces. You should look into making these modifications and selling them on eBay or Amazon. I'm sure you'd make a pretty penny.
  2. I had called Scott creek and just got off the phone, there XL clay gun, the largers hand held, is a 18×1 extruder! So it looks like 26x1 would most definitely get the job done.
  3. Thats why I was looking into the higher thrust ratios for better support. I believe I'll just do the 26x1. I don't have the funds at the moment to get a battery powered one as nice as it would be. I called Bailey's inquiring of their Kemper gun's ratio and they had no idea what I was talking about. Kemper, whom they directed me to, hadn't a clue either. I wanted to know as a baseline what it was I was used to using in other shops.
  4. I'm only hoping to use it for coils, as my projects mostly consist of them. Usual clay extruders are in thrust ratio of 6x1-12x1 I believe right? I didn't know if 26x1 was overkill for the clay or if that is standard and I hadn't realized. Have you used caulk guns for clay before do they work well or should I stick with ones marketed for clay?
  5. I don't know if your stilling looking for suggestions, but I was interested in https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EKJVYLQ/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza?th=1 which is a sausage caulking gun that has a high thrust ratio for easier extruding. they also carry a 26x1 which I think would be even more helpful, but I haven't tried these options myself. I am currently looking into them. If you can swing it electric sausage caulking extruders would be most ideal as there is no hand constrictions, but they are very pricey.
  6. Hello fellow potters! I am now in the market for buying a clay extruder gun. I have looked into the clay extruders sold at ceramic supply stores online, but found with shipping added it was cheaper to get a premium sausage caulking gun from Amazon with my Prime membership. This interest in replacing the clay extruder with a full barrel , aluminum, caulking gun is what brings me here! I have been eyeing two guns in particular, but I wanted to hear from other potters on if a sausage caulking gun is a viable tool for ceramics. I was looking into the20oz 18x1 thrust ratio of the Albion engineering B18S20 B-line manual drive sausage caulking gun. I figured that with the added benefit of a higher thrust ratio it would make for a less strenuous time when pushing out coils from the gun, especially if I plan on using it frequently. The other gun is similar, but of a different brand. I have included the link below to both guns I am considering. I want to add, that I do not have a home studio and therefor need the convenience of a mobile handheld extruder. I have used many extruders in the past, but due to recent projects am in the need of getting my own personal extruder. I have a range of clay from very soft porcelain, to mid-fire stoneware. What are your experiences using a sausage caulking gun for an extruder, is it superior? Which of the two listed would you pick? Do you have another product suggestion? Do you feel the 26x1 ratio would be more worth it in the long run? Albion Engineering B18S20 B-Line Manual Drive Sausage Caulking Gun, 20 oz, 18:1 Drive: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EKJVYLQ/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza?th=1 Caulk Gun, Bulk/Sausage Packs, Blk, 24 oz.: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013WAXI9Y/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza Thanks!!
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