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” wheel-head and two-piece splash pan are included as standard features.
RK-Whisper Potter's Wheel Motor ½ HP, 400 W, AC 115V, 60 Hz
Hz Drive System Direct drive DC brushless motor
Speed Control Fixed foot pedal with hand lever
Wheel-head Speed 0~250 rpm
Wheel-head Direction Clockwise/Counter-clockwise
Centering 100 lbs.
Wheel-head 12" light alloy casting, drilled for bat pins
Pedal stops the wheel head immediately; no belt means no extra rotation when stopped
Wheel-head acts as a banding wheel when the pedal is at stop
Higher torque; no belts
Maintains a specific set speed when stepping away to center, even with slow speeds with 100 lbs of clay
5 Year Warranty
Nidec-Shimpo Catalog Page
RK-Whisper Instruction Manual