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VL-Whisper Potter's WheelVL-Whisper Potter's Wheel

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!

***This product may be harmful to a person who has a pacemaker. Serious injury or death could occur. Consult a physician before using.***

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VL-Whisper Potter's Wheel
Brushless DC Motor Smooth, quiet, powerful, no maintenance
Electronic Controller Maintains desired speed under all load conditions
Broad Speed Range Allows optimum speed under all load conditions
Reversibility Accommodates left and right hand users
Built-in Breaker Motor is protected from overload
Remote Foot Pedal & Adjustable Height Accommodate all throwing positions
Wheel-head Turns Freely At 0 RPM 14" light alloy casting, drilled for bat-pins
Two-piece Splash Pan Completes the package
Warranty 5-year
VL-Whisper Potter's Wheel
Motor ½ HP, 400 W, AC 115V, 60 Hz
Drive System Direct drive DC brushless motor
Speed Control Remote foot pedal
Wheel-head Speed 0~250 rpm
Wheel-head Direction Clockwise/Counter-clockwise
Centering 100 lbs.
Wheel-head 14" light alloy casting, drilled for bat-pins
Dimensions 23 1/8 x 27 1/2 x 22 ¾"
Ship Weight 135 lbs.
VL-Whisper data sheet  

VL-Whisper Potter's Wheel data sheet

Download Data Sheet

VL-Whisper manual  

VL-Whisper Potter's Wheel manual

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Whisper Extension Leg  

VL-Whisper Extension Legs

The VL-Whisper Extension Legs raise your wheel 35" to 37" allowing you to stand while you throw. The curved design is incredibly stable. The legs are heavy gauge, powder-coated steel. Contact your local dealer to order.

Whisper Extension Legs
Product number: EXT-LEG-SET-VLW

Suggested Retail Price: $196.00

Hump Mold Throwing System  

Hump Mold Throwing System

The New Hump Mold Throwing System fits any SHIMPO potter's wheels. Contact your local dealer to order.

7.5" Plaster Plate Hump Mold
Product number: WHM7PL
Suggested Retail Price: $16.95

7.5" Plaster Bowl Hump Mold
Product number: WHM7BL
Suggested Retail Price: $16.95

9" Plaster Plate Hump Mold for Wheel
Product number: WHM9PL
Suggested Retail Price: $20.00

Mold Hump Adapter Bat (Fits any SHIMPO Wheel)
Product number: WHM-AD-BAT
Suggested Retail Price: $29.00

Potter's tools  

SHIMPO Potter's Tools

Introducing traditional Japanese-style pottery tools. Use these traditional Japanese-style pottery tools to enhance your throwing skills and explore new possibilities on the potter's wheel. Chose from a variety of pottery tools that have been carefully selected for your wheel-throwing needs. Contact your local dealer to order

Contact SHIMPO for pricing (800) 237-7079


VL-Whisper demo video