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Dear colleagues, I have to make a decision as I could have a Venco Super Twin in a few days here in my studio what would normally take months to be delivered and I have a big order of lots of plates to throw. In my research about pugmills I have come as far as that I think I have to decide between buying a Peter Pugger vpmss20 and a Venco Super Twin, both stainless steel and de-airing. I throw porcelain and run a studio production, means around 2 tons a year, getting more (sorry, I'm not a native speaker)... I'll need it in the first place for replacing the wedging of new porcelai
The studio I work at has a Shimpo PM-071 De-airing PugMill (https://www1.ceramics.nidec-shimpo.com/pm-071/). It has four holes on the output barrel and I was wanting to attach a die on there to extrude some flat ribbons (~2.5"x0.5") instead of the round cylinder. I'm not having a lot of luck as the edges of my ribbons are tearing a lot. I was wondering if anyone else had used a die on a pugmill with any success, and if so, what are tips/tricks for making it work
I took pottery in college as a hobby while completing my degree. I loved it so much that I have slowly been trying to put together a home studio. I would like to get a pug mill/mixer so that I can mix my clay from scratch (dry components), reclaim used clay, and use the de-airing features to save time and work. I am looking into the Peter Puggers, specifically the VPM-9SS and the VPM-20. Is the stainless steal worth the extra money (in the case of these two it would be $100 extra) and a smaller hopper? Or should I go for the bigger hopper and $100 cheaper with the VPM-20. Though I