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Does the Shimpo RK-10 Super have Cone Drive or Belt Drive

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Old April 1st 16, 01:36 AM posted to rec.crafts.pottery
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Default Does the Shimpo RK-10 Super have Cone Drive or Belt Drive

I realize this post is almost 20 years old... wow... but I am currently desperately seeking a drive ring for a Shimpo RK-8. Does anyone have a lead on this? Thanks in advance for any help!!

On Tuesday, August 4, 1998 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, D. & N. Harvey wrote:
Alan wrote:

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

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

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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