This is an excellent beginner wheel due to its easy learning ratios, double treadle and affordable price.
The double treadle and ball bearings allow for easy treadling and “hands-free” start. Treadles are hinged to allow a comfortable heel-toe action. The stretchy drive cord does not require any adjustment as you change from one ratio to another and always maintains the correct tension. The scotch tension allows easy control of the drafting process. The central flyer is convenient for right and left-handed spinners. The wheel is easy and quick to assemble with the Allen key supplied and the robust construction makes this an ideal wheel for individuals, schools and clubs. The wheel itself is made of MDF, a high-density durable wood product that can be painted or decorated.
Wheel diameter - 17½"
Orifice - ⅜"
Bobbin capacity - 4-5ozs
Ratios - 5.57 & 7.25 to 1
Weight - 12lbs
Options: high speed adapter kit, jumbo flyer unit and a skeinwinder.