HEX Bat System
Improved Design 2023: Improved insert fit, and now with a laser engraved logo
The HEX© Bat System has been designed and developed by Potclays Ltd. and is made in the UK.
It is supplied exclusively by Potclays Ltd. and our authorised distributors.
It is designed to fit wheelheads fitted with bat pins, but can also be used on un-drilled wheelheads - please see advice below.
The HEX© Bat System is 350mm overall diameter, supplied with five 190mm (measured flat-to-flat) hexagonal inserts made from top quality exterior 12mm MDF. The MDF is left untreated for a slightly porous finish which will aid release of the pot from the bat as it dries. The hexagonal shape of the inserts provides a space-saving solution for storing your pots.
Will the HEX© Bat System fit my wheel?
The HEX Bat System has been fit-tested with factory-pinned Shimpo and Brent wheelheads. The outer ring is drilled for standard 9.38-10mm dia. pins on US-standard 254mm (10") centres. The HEX bat system is not suitable for the Shimpo Tabletop RK5T. Please check with us before ordering if you are in any doubt.
Please note that a slightly loose fit, both over the pins and within the aperture, is normal as there are always tolerances with wood products and this should not impact on the product when in use.
Can I use the HEX© Bat System on my undrilled wheelhead?
Yes - we have tested our HEX© Bat System on an un-drilled wheelhead by using a dampened Xiem BatMate to grip the HEX© Bat System. Soak the BatMate in water, and wring out then place onto the clean wheelhead. Wipe a damp sponge over the underside of the bat system then press down firmly onto the BatMate for a good grip. This method is only suitable for throwing small to medium sized pieces as more upwards pressure when throwing larger pieces may result in the bat detaching from the BatMate.
How do I look after my HEX© Bat System?
- Wipe with a damp sponge to clean. Do not get the inserts excessively wet as they may swell.
- If the inserts do swell, allow to dry completely. You may need to lightly sand the edges to get them to fit again.
- Dry and store the inserts on their side in a washing-up drainer rack or similar so the air can circulate. Avoid stacking inserts unless completely dry.
Can I buy extra inserts for my HEX© Bat System?
Extra inserts can be ordered here>