Shimpo Aspire - Foot Pedal ControlInfo Lightweight, compact and portable. 100W DC. 7 inch wheelhead, drilled for bat-pins. 0-230 rpm. 20 lbs centering capacity. Counter-clockwise direction only. Ship weight: 31 Lbs
Shimpo Aspire - Hand Lever ControlInfo Tabletop, lightweight and portable. 100W DC. 7" wheelhead, drilled for bat-pins. 0-230 rpm. 20 lbs centreing capacity. Counter-clockwise direction only. Ship weight: 31 Lbs
Shimpo Batt Pins (pair)
Laguna Batts, Masonite - DrilledInfo 1/4" thick, smooth masonite bats are lightweight yet strong. 3/8" holes are pre-drilled with 10” spacing.
In order to extend the life of your Masonite bat, proper care is very important. This applies to all wood-sources bats.
-- Do not soak this bat in water -- this will cause the fibers to swell, which can warp the bat.
-- We recommend cleaning your Masonite bats after each use.
-- Do not keep this bat wet for long periods of time -- while Masonite bats are great for throwing and even short-term storage of vessels, placing wet work on them for extended periods can promote fiber swelling and warping.
-- Do not flex your Masonite bats while they are wet -- wet fibers are more pliable in this state, and can lead to irreversible warpage.
12" Masonite Batt: $14.69
14" Masonite Batt: $17.49
Frema Foam Batt, 14" A plastic batt with a soft foam surface to hold your pots in place while you decorate and carve.
Hydrobat Plaster Batts From the manufacturer: Please note that the hydrobats are hand trimmed after they are poured, and so they will never be perfect. Slight imperfections will not qualify as a warranty defect, and that this characteristic should be considered carefully before purchasing these products.
Local Batts, Wood Info Make pots AND reduce waste, Win Win! These batts are made locally and their craftsmanship really shines. Sourced from counter-top offcuts, these are made from new materials which might have otherwise gone to landfill. The batts are drilled for common wheels, have routered edges, and are sealed for longer life.
12" Wood Batt: $13.95
North Star Northstar Universal Batt SystemInfo The system includes one 13" batt holder and nine 5.5" square inserts.
***Care Notes (taken from the manufacturer):
1. Clean them after each use.
2. Avoid keeping them wet for long periods of time and avoid bending them when they are wet.
3. Warped bats can usually be flattened by drying them in a stack with a weight on them.
***Perfect Fit of your Inserts (taken from the manufacturer):
The final fit of the inserts is determined by the users personal preference. Inserts can absorb moisture and change dimensions slightly. The inserts are cut to fit tightly but you may wish to lightly sand edges for increased side to side play. Do occasional fit checks while you are sanding and after regular use on the wheel. After using the system several times, the wood will "settle in" and minimal changes to the dimensions of the inserts will occur.
Batt with 9 inserts: $101.95
Laguna Plaster Batts Absorbent batts made from Plaster #1, with no holes for batt pins.
AMACO Plasti-Batt Sold per batt, they are very rigid, high impact plastic, they will provide continuous use, will not splinter, delaminate, swell or shrink.
Plastic Batt, Speedball
7.5in Square: $15.35
12in Round: $21.35
14in Round: $24.45
Shimpo RK WhisperInfo Our most popular wheel. The quietest we sell. Very durable, powerful. Variable speed 0-250 rpm. Reversible. 2 piece pan. Ship weight: 142 Lbs. Five year warranty. CSA approved (legal in Canada). Box dimensions: 20 x 30 x 23"h
Shimpo RK Whisper Two-piece Splash Pan Yellow pan with clips. Fits RK-Whisper and RK-10 models manufactured after 1981 and all Master Series wheels when fitted with a 12-inch Wheel-head.
With Clips: $209.00
Shimpo Splash Pan Clips
Shimpo Splash Pan One Piece Splashpan comes with two rubber plugs. Fits all Master Series (fitted with 12-inch wheel-head), RK-10 and some older RK-2 models.
Small (19" diam): $138.00ea
Large (23" diam): $102.00ea
Shimpo Splash Pan Plugs For large one piece pan
Shimpo Splash Pan Two piece (snap fit) The 2-Piece Splashpan fits both the SHIMPO VL-WHISPER and SHIMPO VL-LITE models.
Shimpo VL LiteInfo Belt-driven (auto tensioning), light weight. Enough power to centre 25 lbs. Reversible. 0-250 rpm. Ship weight: 85 Lbs. CSA approved (legal in Canada). Box dimensions: 25 x 30 x 23"h
Shimpo VL WhisperInfo Built in table and detached pedal. Variable speed 0-250 rpm. Reversible. Ship weight: 142 Lbs. Five year warranty. Price includes CSA approval (legal in Canada) and a 2 piece pan. Box dimensions: 27 x 31 x 16"h