North Star

NorthStar Standard Roller 18"

$495.00 $389.95 $105.05

Item #: NSSR502

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North Star's 18" wide Standard Slab Roller includes the 18" Standard Roller, a crank handle and canvas. The 18" model is great for both potters and handbuilders and for both small, private studios and school classrooms.

Like all of North Star's slab rollers, this model is made from carefully designed, rust-free parts, which add longevity to this tool. The North Star 18" Clay Slab Roller has two rollers, which function like the wringer of an old-fashioned washing machine. Both rollers have a small diamond pattern ("knurling") machined directly into the metal to grip the canvas. The bottom roller is turned by the slab roller handle, but does not move up and down. As the roller turns, a train of gears drives the upper roller, and as the two rollers turn, slabs are produced. The top roller can be adjusted up and down, creating slabs of variable thicknesses from paper-thin to over 2". A reference scale allows setting and repeating openings to within 1/100 of an inch. This 18" Slab Roller will produce clay slabs up to 16" wide, with length depending on canvas size.

The design of the North Star 18" Slab Roller allows for great flexibility in making slabs. Very thin, translucent porcelain slabs and thick, heavily textured architectural slabs are equally easy. What we love about this roller is that a wide variety of texturing materials, such as our rubber texture mats, can be passed through the machine along with the clay. Slabs can be rolled either direction or reversed on all North Star machines.

The North Star 18" Clay Slab Roller is lightweight, easy to clean and maintain and does not take up much room!

Please Note: This item does not include the Slab Roller Table.

Shipping weight: 31 lbs.


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