Laguna Clay Company makes the pacifica pottery wheel
Pacifica Potters Wheels
Since it's inception in 1972, the Pacifica Potter's Wheel has been considered by many experienced potters to be the best wheel value on the market. During it's over 25 year existence, these wheels have been designed, redesigned, and continually improved based on comments received from potters, teachers, and technicians. The results of their work are the UL approved PACIFICA GT 400 and PACIFICA GT 800. Both models (GT400 & GT800) feature: 1) state-of-the-art electronics to provide extra torque and consistent RPMs at all speeds; 2) cast aluminum Magic Pedal renown for its smooth and comfortable operation; 3) a convenient reversing switch; 4) modular construction of electronic components allowing for easy and efficient repair; 5) 13" cast aluminum throwing head; 6) heavy duty welded steel frame; 7) large, durable molded tabletop; and 8) a 30-day Total Satisfaction Guarantee.
UL Approved: This prestigious designation stands for safety and quality.
Quality: There is no part of the PACIFICA where quality has been compromised. From the heavy, 13" machined aluminum throwing head, to the welded steel frame with its durable molded top, and easy to install, remove and clean splash pan, the PACIFICA gives you long lasting quality every step of the way.
Quiet and Smooth: The superior polyurethane belt drive system, two stages of motor vibration isolation, and a large electronic capacitor make the PACIFICA only "whisper" under working conditions. Its finely tuned control assures smooth rotation at fast, medium, and very slow speeds.
Torque and Power: Four separate polyurethane belt drive system, operating at 12:1 reduction, transmit more torque than you need to throw 80-100 lbs. of clay. The GT 400 develops over 1/2 HP, while the GT 800 develops over 1 HP. More efficient and quieter than a gear drive, the PACIFICA delivers high torque even at slow speeds. PACIFICA's custom designed load sensor increases the drive current in exact proportion to the load on the clay, thereby providing constant speed from 0 to 260 plus RPM. You can even set a separate maximum speed adjustment between 200 and 300 RPM.
The Magic Pedal: The PACIFICA Magic Pedal incorporates its celebrated, smooth, magnetic action in a solid, stable aluminum housing which eliminates pedal flex and provides the perfect fulcrum point for long hours of comfortable throwing. You can even buy the Magic Pedal and an updated control box for an older PACIFICA wheel.
2 Piece, Vacuum Formed, Durable Splash Pan included
Reversing: Control mounted built-in reversing.
Circuit Breaker: Push button instead of inconvenient fuses.
Large, Stable Table: PACIFICA's large table gives you a great work area over wide-spaced, sturdy steel legs which create an untippable unit which is also easy to clean. Equally important is that it maximizes your work space without adding unnecessary materials and weight to your wheel- important when considering shipping costs and the moving or your wheel.
Sturdy Steel: PACIFICA's steel frame is engineered to give maximum strength and rigidity without adding unnecessary weight. The steel legs are 2 inch in diameter with protective plastic feet. When welded to the frame and bolted to the heavy duty, one-piece, vacuum formed, laminated table top, the PACIFICA may not be indestructible, but it's close.
Easy Repair: Although you should expect years of trouble enjoyment and service from your PACIFICA wheel, it has been designed so any repairs that need to be made will be easy and inexpensive. The modular construction allows for easy replacement of a part - whether it be the motor, a belt, or the electrical control box.
Double Guarantee: Each wheel is tested in the factory before being shipped allowing the manufacturer confidence in offer a 2 year Limited Warranty against defects in workmanship and parts and a 30 Day Total Satisfaction Guarantee.