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Shimpo RK-5T Belt-Drive Table Top Potter's Throwing Wheel (Hand Lever)

  • Sku - 7004-RK5T
  • In Stock

Choosing the right wheel

Shimpo tabletop wheels are excellent for beginners and for those needing portability. However some potters may find that a standard Shimpo fits their needs better. We recommend you try out the table…

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  • Description

    Shimpo RK-5T Belt-Drive Table Top Potter's Throwing Wheel (Hand Lever)

    Choosing the right wheel

    Shimpo tabletop wheels are excellent for beginners and for those needing portability. However some potters may find that a standard Shimpo fits their needs better. We recommend you try out the tabletop wheel in our showroom in Stoke (or at an authorised Potclays agent's showroom). Please contact us for more details.

    7004-RK5T- Shimpo RK5T Aspire Potter's Throwing Wheel – Hand Control

    The Shimpo RK5T Aspire tabletop potter’s throwing wheel is one of the most versatile wheels on the market today offering a high performance in a tiny package. The RK5T Aspire can handle your most creative challenges. Its lightweight, compact design makes it easily portable yet its 10kg centring capability makes it a permanent addition to any studio or classroom.

    • Supplied with a splashpan and two plastic bats
    • POTCLAYS SPECIAL OFFER Free 25cm wooden bat supplied in addition to the two blue plastic bats that come with the wheel
    • Electronic Controller - Actively maintains your desired speed
    • Reversibility: Accommodates right and left-hand users
    • Built-in area for tools and pots
    • Very low operating costs
    • One-piece moulded splashpan to eliminate leakage
    • Two year warranty for peace of mind


    • Lever control
    • Light alloy cast 7”pinned wheelhead
    • Drive capable of centring up to 9kg (20lb) of clay
    • Capable 1/8HP (100W) motor (AC230V 50Hz single phase)
    • Drive System: DC Motor with brush
    • Speed Control: Lever control
    • Wheelhead Speed: 0-230RPM
    • Wheelhead Direction: Clockwise/counter
    • Wheelhead: 178mm/7”” light alloy casting with bat pins & 2 plastic bats
    • Dimensions W365 x D515 x H230mm 
    • Ship weight 12kg

    Aspire Potter's Wheel Data Sheet

    Aspire Potter's Wheel Manual

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

    Why should I buy my Shimpo wheel from Potclays?

    Potclays are the ONLY OFFICIAL, AUTHORISED UK & EIRE DISTRIBUTOR for Shimpo wheels and pugmills and we can confidently offer you peace of mind that should something go wrong, we will do our utmost to resolve the problem and have the full support of Shimpo Japan in doing so.

    As we are the only official, authorised distributors for the UK and Eire, our Shimpo products are supplied direct from Shimpo's manufacturing facility on an authorised basis and are manufactured specifically for the UK market, therefore they have the correct electrical ratings, plugs, etc. and thus comply fully with UK regulations.

    We offer a full and comprehensive technical/after sales/warranty support: Our technical advisor is only a phone call away. You're never far from help when you buy from Potclays.

    We have regular shipments from Shimpo Japan, so in the unlikely event that something should go wrong with your wheel during its lifetime period, if necessary we can obtain spare parts quickly. All you need do is supply the model number and UK serial number and we can do the rest.

  • Delivery & Returns

    Delivery & Returns

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    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.

    Due to exceptional demand, please allow up to 10 working days for deliveries. Our Nextday service is suspended. 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.


    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.


    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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If you have any questions contact us now

If you have any questions about our range of products, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Potclays. Our team of experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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