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Pottery Wheel Bats

Minnesota Clay carries Brent Plasti-Bats, Speedball Arts' Bats and North Star Bats. We also have specialty bat items like the Brent Adapt-a-Bat, the North Star Universal Bat Package, the Foam Triming Bat, the Griding Disc and the Hydro-Bat.
 
Amaco Brent Speedball Arts North Star Equipment Ci Products

Brent Bats

Speedball Bats

North Star Bats

Ci Bats

       
Hydro-Bat
       

Brent Plasti-Bats

Plasti-Bat was designed by studio potters to be a versatile, long-lasting, high-quality bat that is virtually indestructible! Made of 1/4" to 3/8" thick, very rigid, high impact plastic, they will provide continuous use, will not splinter, delaminate, swell or shrink. They are easy to clean and are impervious to water and most chemicals.

Plasti-bats drilled with pin holes have one oblong hole for a better fit on your AMACO or brent wheel. The holes will remain just as drilled and will not become oversized with use. The 8" to 18" bats are 1/4" thick and the 20" bats are 1/3" thick.

We recommend storing Plasti-bat plastic bats in a slotted rack such as the brent BatMobile or stacked on a FLAT surface to prevent warping. When stacking Plasti-bat plastic bats, be sure they are clean prior to stacking. Even the slightest obstruction can cause the bats to warp.

    Description Code
Buy Now 9" Square Drilled Bat 9" Square Drilled Bat BTP9
Buy Now Brent Drilled Plasti-Bat 8" Drilled Plasti-Bat BTP8
Buy Now Brent Drilled Plasti-Bat 10" Drilled Plasti-Bat BTP10
Buy Now Brent Drilled Plasti-Bat 12" Drilled Plasti-Bat BTP12
Buy Now Brent Drilled Plasti-Bat 14" Drilled Plasti-Bat BTP14
Buy Now Brent Drilled Plasti-Bat 16" Drilled Plasti-Bat BTP16
       

Adapt-a-Bat

The Adapt-a-Bat from AMACO® allows the use of 8" and 10" bats on larger wheel heads that are not drilled to accept smaller size bats with holes 6" apart on center. There are two versions available: 1) pre-drilled with holes 10" apart on center or 2) without bat pin holes. Both versions include two bat pins that are 6" apart on center to allow the use of smaller bats.

Adapt-a-Bat is available individually or as a set that includes the 14" Adapt-A-Bat plus two 8" and two 10" Plasti-Bat® either with pre-drilled bat pin holes or without. One Adapt-A-Bat, together with several 8" or 10" Plasti-Bats is the perfect solution for high volume production or classroom instruction when smaller objects are being thrown and several students are sharing the wheels.

Adapt-A-Bats are constructed from specially formulated, 1/4" thick tough plastic for strength and long life. They won't swell or shrink, are easy to clean and are impervious to water and most chemicals.

We recommend storing Adapt-A-Bat plastic bats in a slotted rack such as the brent BatMobile or stacked on a FLAT surface to prevent warping. When stacking Adapt-A-Bat plastic bats, be sure they are clean prior to stacking. Even the slightest obstruction can cause the bats to warp.

Buy Now Brent Adapt-a-Bat Adapt-a-Bat BTADAPT
       
       

Speedball Arts' Bats

Bats come with Easy Lift Rim™ to fit all wheel bat pin holes spacing.

Other features include:

  • Unique design makes removing the bat from the wheel head simple and in one easy motion that will not disturb your pot
  • Long lasting injection molded plastic
  • Maintains shape and size
  • Unique ribs add strength and durability
  • Ribs grab onto clay rings easily for throwing on wheels without bat pin holes 
    Description Code
Buy Now Speedball Bats 71/2" Square Bat CIBAT7
Buy Now Speedball Bats 12" Bat CIBAT12
Buy Now Speedball Bats 14" Bat CIBAT14
       

North Star Bats

Wood product without formaldehyde, 1/4 inch thick. Handles clay like wood or Masonite. Water Resistant, no warping, extremely strong. Will not degrade like particle board. Fits Brent, new Pacificia, Soldner and many others.

The 13 and 15 inch diameters are made in those sizes so that, when used on standard 12 or 14 inch wheel head, 1/2 inch of the bat overhangs all the way around the wheel head, making it much easier to remove the bat from the wheel without disturbing the thrown piece. No more prying, no more broken fingernails!

    Description Code
Buy Now North Star Bats 13" Bat NS805F
Buy Now North Star Bats 15" Bat NS815F
Buy Now North Star Bats 18" Bat NS825
Buy Now North Star Bats 21" Bat NS835
       

Super Star Throwing Bats

HDPE Plastic 1/4 inch thick, matte finish on both sides to hold and release clay more easily. Fits Brent, new Pacificia, Soldner and many others.

The 13 and 15 inch diameters are made in those sizes so that, when used on standard 12 or 14 inch wheel head, 1/2 inch of the bat overhangs all the way around the wheel head, making it much easier to remove the bat from the wheel without disturbing the thrown piece. No more prying, no more broken fingernails!

    Description Code
Buy Now North Star Bat (plastic) 13" Super Star Bat (plastic) NS813SSB
Buy Now North Star Bat (plastic) 15" Super Star Bat (plastic) NS815SSB
       

Universal Bat Package

The Universal Insert Bat, which saves a great amount of shelf space when making pieces with a small "footprint". The outer bat is 1/2 inch thick medex and the inserts are 1/4 inch thick which fit flush with the top of the outer bat. The inserts in 13 inch bats are 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. Inserts remove easily yet fit snugly enough that the cavity stays free of clay and slurry.

    Description Code
Buy Now North Star Universal Bat Package Universal Bat Package NS860
       

CI Products

14" Foam Trimming Bat - FB14 Set your pot upside down on this firm foam bat and you’re ready to trim. Pliable foam grips your pot for trimming, shaping or texturing. Helps with trimming uneven or even lips on pots.

Buy Now Foam Trimming Bats 14" Foam Trimming Bat CIFB14
       

Grinding Disc

These have 12" diameter silicon carbide grinding disc with a peel-off adhesive backing. The disk attaches to a 12" bat for easy grinding on your wheel. Spin your wheel at top speed and firmly set your pot on the disc and begin grinding. For best results start with G50 (course) and then use G80 (fine). Can be used with water to reduce dust.

Buy Now Grinding Disc 50 Grit Grinding Disc CIDISC50
Buy Now Grinding Disc 80 Grit Grinding Disc CIDISC80
       

Hydro-Bats

The Hydro-Bat is made of Hydro-Stone, a gypsum cement nearly ten times stronger than conventional pottery plaster. They Hydro-Bat eliminates the need for wiring off your work by absorbing moisture out of the bottom of your thrown form. Hard rubber grommets cast into the underneath side of the bat will not swell or change shape.

These bats are designed to fit snuggly on the standard bat which is 3/8” wide. The 12.5” and 14” fit on wheel heads with pins spaced 10” apart.

Buy Now Hydro-Bat 12.5" Hydro-Bat HYDRO12
Buy Now Hydro-Bat 14" Hydro-Bat HYDRO14
Buy Now Hydro-Bat 16" Hydro-Bat HYDRO16