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North Star Big Blue Extruder (970)

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The North Star Big Blue Extruder does not look like or work like any others.  It is designed to be simple and safe yet powerful. This model features a 6 x 6 x 12 inch aluminum barrel that holds a full 11kg of clay and can produce extrusions up to 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches, without an expansion box.

Other notable features include:

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    North Star Big Blue Extruder (970)

    The North Star Big Blue Extruder does not look like or work like any others.  It is designed to be simple and safe yet powerful. This model features a 6 x 6 x 12 inch aluminum barrel that holds a full 11kg of clay and can produce extrusions up to 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches, without an expansion box.

    Other notable features include:

    • With this extruder, there are no heavy bars or levers to injure head or feet, no hydraulic pumps or air compressors with their inherent hazards. Instead, it is entirely hand driven. Turning the large handle drives a compound rack-and-pinion gear box which dramatically reduces the force needed to make an extrusion. No more than thirty pounds of force at the handle is needed to make an average extrusion!
    • The barrel and die simply lift out as a unit (no tools required) so that cleaning, changing dies and loading can be done while you sit or stand comfortably at your work bench.
    • Wall mounted.
    • The WagonWheel Handle and compound gear drive make it possible for anyone to make large extrusions without help.
    • The WagonWheel Handle is held in place by a quick release pin. It is removed with a pull (again, no tools) so the handle can be quickly set aside whenever it is in the way.
    • More stock dies will be made available as demand arises, including larger versions of most shapes available for 4 inch extruder.
    • Custom dies available, made quickly and exactly to your needs.
    • Ships in two cartons.  Weight approximately 56kg and 15kg.
    • Warranty:  One year.

    Dies furnished with the Big Blue Extruder include: Hollow round, square and hex (all 4-1/2 inch OD with 5/16 inch walls), plus one blank die.

    • Solid construction is worry-free and almost no maintenance is required.
    • The barrel is heavy-wall aircraft-alloy aluminum and only HDPE plastic, aluminum and stainless steel can contact the clay. The housing is made of powder-coated steel and stainless steel. All gears and the gearbox are solid steel which has been either powder-coated or plated.  
    • Adapter available to use from North Star standard (4 inch) extruders.

    Big Blue 6" Extruder Dies 
    The 6" extruder dies are made of 3/4" HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) which is extremely wear-resistant and completely non-contaminating. The top edge of the die cavity is beveled to compact the clay as it passes through, giving a crisp, more solid extrusion. In the hollow dies, there is a bevel on both the interior and exterior portions under each side of the bracket (which holds the center of the hollow dies) that helps the extrusion to "heal" after is has been cut apart by the bracket. This bracket fits into a slot machined into the top of the hollow die and is held in place by the barrel of the extruder. If a hollow die is mounted in place, the center part of the die is in exactly the right place and the wall thickness will automatically be even all the way around. In general, the walls of extrusions 3-1/2 inches OD or less are 1/4 inch thick, while larger pieces have 5/16 inch walls. North Star have a selection of stock 6” dies available & custom dies are quickly made and are inexpensive.

    POTCLAYS ARE EXCLUSIVE AUTHORISED IMPORTERS OF NORTH STAR MACHINERY INTO THE UK. WE HAVE REGULAR CONTAINERS FROM THE USA (EVERY 2-3 MONTHS) THEREFORE ANY OUT-OF-STOCK NORTHSTAR ITEMS INCLUDING SPARES CAN BE ORDERED IN SPECIALLY FOR YOU IF YOU PLACE A BACK-ORDER. PLEASE SPEAK TO OUR SALES TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

  • Delivery & Returns

    Delivery & Returns

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    DELIVERY

    Your carriage charge will be calculated at checkout based upon the volumetric weight of your order, and your location. If for any reason your delivery charge cannot be calculated at checkout, you will see a message explaining that our sales team will contact you with a quote. You will be under no obligation to accept this and have the right to cancel your order. 

    We deliver throughout the UK and overseas using a trusted third-party distribution network. Delivery is to kerbside or letterbox only.

    Please allow up to 10 working days for standard delivery. Our Nextday service is suspended due to the impact of COVID-19. Collection from our Stoke-on-Trent warehouse is currently only possible by placing your order by phone +44(0)1782 219816. Although carriers will endeavour to deliver within the agreed timeframe, unexpected delays due to weather conditions, breakdowns, traffic and other factors may cause some disruption to schedules.


    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    We are bound by the terms and conditions of our carriers therefore we cannot pursue a claim if these instructions are not followed:- 

    Special Delivery Conditions: You must inform us at point of order of any special conditions such as restricted access or opening times, otherwise you will be liable for any consequential costs incurred.

    Damage/Missing Items: You must check your delivery carefully before providing a ‘clear’ signature to the driver. Outward signs of damage/disruption to packaging must be noted alongside your signature. You must notify Potclays of damage or missing items within 24 hours of delivery.


    RETURNS

    Returned Goods (Non-faulty): Subject to our prior consent having been obtained, products can be returned to us in an unused condition within 30 days of invoice date.  An administrative charge will be levied of 10% of the nett value plus transport, but subject to a minimum charge of £ 2.00. 

    Returned Goods (Faulty): If merchandise is returned because of some defect or due to error on our part, full credit/refund will be given.  However, customers must contact us in advance so that making methods and user error can be ruled out. 

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