The RK – Whisper represents the next generation of potter’s wheels. Responsive, high torque at all speeds, powerful and quiet. This wheel is part of the Shimpo range of Whisper quiet wheels which are not just quiet, but QUIET! You can actually throw and hear yourself think at the same time…
The exterior of the RK-3D is compact and solid, it resembles the older compact RK-10 (the RK-10 is now discontinued), but that’s where the similarities end! This new wheel features a brushless DC motor and direct drive (no belt) system. The motor is electronically controlled and operated by a fixed foot pedal and hand lever. It’s reversible, and the steel body is durable under all conditions. This machine has a 300mm wheel head and two-piece splash pan with built in table attached to the pan.
FEATURES & BENEFITS:
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 at the flick of a switch.
BUILT-IN BREAKER Motor is protected from overload
FIXED FOOT PEDAL WITH HAND LEVER Accommodate both sitting and standing throwing positions
WHEELHEAD TURNS FREELY at "0" RPM Serves as a banding wheel
TWO-PIECE SPLASHPAN WITH BUILT IN TABLE Easy clean, table drains into pan.
TWO-YEAR WARRANTY These wheels are super reliable!