I am purchasing a new potters wheel, and I am trying to decide what model to buy. I was told by my pottery instructor, who has been teaching for over 25 years, that the he has found the cone drive Shimpo wheels to be the most reliable. I asked two different suppliers if the RK-10 Super was cone drive. One supplier said "I fix them all the time, Shimpo hasn't made cone drive wheels in years." The other supplier said "I fix them all the time, I am sure that they are still manufactured with cone drives." Who is right?
I understand that Shimpo also has a master series, which is belt drive. Since the suppliers are out of town, I can't open up the wheel and see for myself.the cone drive is the deal ..mines at least 25 years
old.. you can tune them up yourself and the action is
much better than a beltdrive. D.Harvey
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