Wheel Whisper1/2 HP Reversible w/splash

$1,680.00 Each

Shimpo RK-Whisper pottery wheel  (Nidec)

The RK-Whisper is the latest in Shimpo's line of superior products, and represents the next generation of potter's wheels. Responsive, high torque at all speeds, powerful and QUIET… This wheel is undoubtedly the quietest on the market. 

The exterior of the "Whisper" resembles the RK-10 but that's where the similarities end! The "Whisper" features a ½ hp, brushless DC motor and direct drive (no belt) system. The motor is electronically controlled and operated by a fixed foot pedal with hand lever, and the "Whisper" maintains desired speed under all load conditions. The steel body is extremely durable, and a 12" wheelhead and two-piece splashpan are included as standard features. It is reversible and can center up to 100lbs.

It's compact design saves space, and the "Whisper" comes with a five-year warranty. 

Three words describe this wheel: smooth, quiet, and powerful.

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The traditional Nidec-Shimpo Japanese style throwing wheel, easy to change directions for trimming in reverse.

Motor½ HP, 400 W, AC 115V, 60 Hz
Speed ControlFixed foot pedal with hand lever
Wheel-head Speed0~250 rpm
Wheel-head DirectionClockwise/Counter-clockwise
Dimensions20 x 21 x 20"
Weight116 lbs
Ship Weight142 lbs

Warning WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Silica, crystalline (airborne particles of respirable size), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer.  For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.