SHIMPO VL Whisper Pottery Wheel


Shimpo VL Whisper Pottery Wheel

Now Shimpo Nidec

Shimpo’s new VL-Whisper is “beyond perfect” and something to shout about! It shares the same drive components and features with the RK-Whisper (direct-drive, brushless, 400 watt, ½ hp, DC motor with overload protection, electronic controller, 0-250 rpm’s, 100 lb. centering, reversible, high torque at all speeds), but adds so much more. What, you ask? Take a breath and read on...

Additional features include: Tri-pod design, built-in table, 14-inch wheel head, newly designed two-piece splashpan, banding wheel feature, remote foot-pedal, adjustable height with table-top position, modular components and compact storage. (Kitchen sink optional.) All this in a maintenance-free, five-year warranty package. 

There is no additional charge for the “Quiet” operation that the Whispers have become known for. It's a “Quiet” that must be heard to be believed! . Beyond Perfect: The only thing the VL-Whisper needs is you!

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A list of specifications for the VL-Whisper potter's wheel

  • Brushless DC Motor  - Smooth, quiet, powerful, no maintenance
  • Electronic Controller  -  Maintains desired speed under all load conditions
  • Broad Speed Range  -Allows optimum speed under all load conditions
  • Reversibility  -Accommodates left and right hand users
  • Built-in Breaker  -Motor is protected from overload
  • Remote Foot Pedal & Adjustable Height  -Accommodate all throwing positions
  • Wheel-head Turns Freely At 0 RPM  -14" light alloy casting, drilled for bat-pins
  • Two-piece Splash Pan  -Completes the package
  • Warranty  -5-year

VL-Whisper Potter's Wheel

  • Motor  -½ HP, 400 W, AC 115V, 60 Hz
  • Drive System  -Direct drive DC brushless motor
  • Speed Control  -Remote foot pedal
  • Wheel-head Speed  -0~250 rpm
  • Wheel-head Direction  -Clockwise/Counter-clockwise
  • Centering  -100 lbs.
  • Wheel-head  -14" light alloy casting, drilled for bat-pins
  • Dimensions  -23 1/8 x 27 1/2 x 22 ¾"
  • Ship Weight  -135 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