- 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.
The VL-Whisper pottery wheel uses a direct drive motor. The Direct Drive motor is a brushless, beltless motor that operates on a magnet system and is electronically controlled. As a result, the motor is EXTREMELY quiet! 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!
VL-Whisper Potter's Wheel Motor ½ hp, 400W, AC 115V, 60Hz
Speed Control Remote Foot Pedal
Wheel-head Speed 0-250 rpm
Wheel-head Direction Clockwise/Counter-clockwise
Centering 100 lbs.
Wheel-head 14" Alloy with Bat-pins; acts as a banding wheel when the pedal is at stop
Legs can be removed for storage or tabletop use
Higher Torque and Virtually Quiet; no belts, no vibration!
Pedal stops the wheel head immediately; no belt means no extra rotation when stopped
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
VL-Whisper Instruction Manual