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Shimpo Pottery Wheels

Shimpo Ceramics - Pottery Wheels Shimpo Ceramics, a division of Nidec-Shimpo America Corporation, manufactures and distributes pottery wheels worldwide to the satisfaction of artists, teachers, students and businesses of all cultures. For nearly half a century they have been committed to continuing global traditions in making ceramic products for use in the home, in architecture and as art.

Shimpo Electric Wheels

Shimpo Aspire Shimpo VL-Lite
Aspire VL-Lite
This tabletop potter's wheel can handle your most creative challenges. Its lightweight, compact design makes it easily portable; and yet is 20 lb center capacity makes it a permanent addition to any studio classroom.  Designed with the potter in mind, the VL-Lite is a belt-driven lightweight wheel. "Lite" enough to carry yet sturdy enough to thrown on. 
 
 
Shimpo RK-Whisper Shimpo VL-Whisper 
RK-Whisper VL-Whisper
The RK-Whisper represents the next generation of potter’s wheels. Responsive, high torque at all speeds, powerful and quiet. Not just quiet, but QUIET! The VL-Whisper is a responsive, high torque at all speeds, powerful and we can now say the quietest wheel in the potter’s wheel market. It’s a “quiet” that must be heard to be believed!
   

Shimpo Accessories

Adjustable Stool Small Work Table Large Work Table Extension Legs
Shimpo Adjustable Stool Shimpo Small Work Table Shimpo Large Work Table Shimpo VL-Whisper Extension Legs
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Ball Mill Rack Jigger Arm
Shimpo Ball Mill Rack Shimpo Jigger Arm
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Shimpo Wheel Parts
 

Shimpo Aspire

Shimpo Aspire 
Motor: 100W DC
HP: 1/3 HP
Speed Control: Lever Handle
Wheel Head: 7" alloy with bat pins
Wheel Head Speed: 0-230 rpm
Wheel Head Direction: ccw (cw available by request)
Centering: 20 lbs.
Dimension: 20"L x 141/2"W x 9"H
Wheel Weight: 25 lbs.
Features: Two bats (93/4") and one-piece splash pan
Warranty: Two-Year Manufacturer Warranty
 
Shimpo's Aspire, a tabletop potter's wheel, can handle your most creative challenges. Its lightweight, compact design makes it easily portable; and yet its 20 lbs. centering capacity makes it a permanent addition to any studio or classroom. The Aspire includes a splash pan and two bats. Your "Aspirations" are its only limit.
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Code: SHASPIRE

Shimpo VL-Lite

Shimpo VL-Lite
Motor:  1/2 hp, 100W DC 
Speed Control:  Remote Foot Pedal 
Wheel Head Speed: 0-250 rpm 
Wheel Head Direction: Clockwise/Counter-Clockwise 
Centering:  25 lbs. 
Wheel head:  12" Alloy with Bat-Pins 
Dimension:  22" x 28" x 21" 
Wheel Weight:  51 lbs. 
Shipping Weight:  84 lbs. 
 
 
Designed with the potter in mind, the VL-Lite is a belt-driven lightweight wheel. "Lite" enough to carry yet sturdy enough to thrown on. Featuring a remote pedal, two-piece Splash pan, workspace, 100 watt reversible motor, and automatic belt-tensioning system and a "Lite" price. 
 
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Code: SHVLLITE
 

Shimpo RK-Whisper

RK Wisper  
Motor:
Drive System:
Speed Control:
Wheel Head Speed:
Wheel Head Direction:
Centering:
Wheel Head:
Dimensions:
Ship Weight:
1/2 HP, 400W
Direct Drive DC Brushless Motor
Fixed Foot pedal with Han Lever
0-250 rpm
Clockwise/Counter-Clockwise
100 lbs.
12" Alloy with Bat-Pins 
20" x 21" x 20"
135 lbs.
 
The RK-Whisper represents the next generation of potter’s wheels. Responsive, high torque at all speeds, powerful and quiet. Not just quiet, but QUIET! This wheel is by far the quietest on the market; you can actually throw and hear yourself think at the same time...

The exterior of the RK-Whisper resembles the RK-10, 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. A 12” wheelhead and two-piece Splash pan are included as standard features.
 
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Code: SHRKWHIS
 

Shimpo VL-Whisper

 
Motor:
Speed Control:
Wheel Head Speed:
Wheel Head Direction:
Centering:
Wheel Head:
Dimension:
Drive System:
Shipping Weight:
1/2 hp, 400W AC
Remote Foot Pedal
0-250 rpm 
Clockwise/Counter-Clockwise 
100 lbs. 
14" Alloy with Bat-Pins 
231/8" x 271/2" x 223/4
Direct Drive DC Brushless
135 lbs.
 
The superior technology of Shimpo’s RK-Whisper potter’s wheel and the popular features of Shimpo’s Velocity V75 potter’s wheel have been combined to create the second model in Shimpo’s Whisper series potter’s wheels: the VL-Whisper.

Responsive, high torque at all speeds, powerful and we can now say the quietest wheel in the potter’s wheel market. It’s a “quiet” that must be heard to be believed!
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Code: SHVLWHIS