Nidec-Shimpo RK-5T (Speed Lever) Portable Potters Wheel


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The smallest member of Shimpo quality wheels same shape as the Aspire wheel in USA. The RK-5T is designed to be a fully featured highly transportable wheel. It’s very light weight making it easily transportable yet sturdy for easy throwing. It features a table top design and a quiet smooth motor with a 10kg centering capacity making it suitable for professional demonstrations or heavy classroom use. Two models are available giving a choice of speed control; either speed lever or remote foot both giving flexible throwing positions. The rugged plastic body is built to last and stand up to transporting/school conditions.



  • QUALITY DC MOTOR Smooth, quiet, powerful, no maintenance
  • ELECTRONIC CONTROLLER precise speed control
  • BROAD SPEED RANGE Allows optimum throwing speed for all applications
  • REVERSIBILITY Can be used by left and right hand throwers
  • BUILT-IN BREAKER Motor is protected from overload
  • REMOTE FOOT PEDAL or SPEED LEVER Can be placed in most comfortable position
  • ONE-PIECE SPLASHPAN Easy to clean
  • TWO-YEAR WARRANTY Shimpo quality machine



  • MODEL: RK – 5T
  • MOTOR OUTPUT: 1/4 HP, 100W
  • MOTOR INPUT: AC230/240V, 50Hz / 60Hz
  • DRIVE SYSTEM: Belt Drive, automatic tensioning system
  • SPEED CONTROL: Remote Foot Pedal or Speed Lever
  • WHEELHEAD SPEED : 0 – 230rpm
  • WHEELHEAD DIRECTION: Clockwise/Counter-Clockwise switch reversible
  • WHEELHEAD: 178mm alloy with bat pins PLUS two plastic bats 250mm
  • DIMENSION: 365mmx515x 230 (width length height)
  • WEIGHT: 12Kg