I am delighted with how heavy this turn table is...it does not move out of position when I am using it. I also love the fact that the top does not lift off the base. I can pick it up and move it without having to worry about the thing falling apart and hitting the floor...or worse yet, my foot. I am very happy with this sculpting wheel and am confident it will last a lifetime.
This is a very solid, well made turntable. Highly recommended. A very nice and heavy weight turn table. The potter who uses it has stated it is the best one that she owns. It is heavy enough to use without moving and seems to be well made.
I use this to rotate my small pottery for both initial shaping and fine detailing. The base is a very heavy cast metal with a slip resistant rubber boot so you can push and pull on it quite a bit without it sliding around. The bearing spins very smoothly and will make 10-12 rotations with just a spin. The plate surface is coated with something that grips your clay but reduces the suction cup effect when you are trying to remove the work piece. Love this thing!
I love this thing! Wish I would have bought it sooner.
This is kind of small. Great for cups and small items but less so for larger items. This is definitely NOT a flaw with the product. Just an observation, as after buying this I went out and got the 12" version. Just a better size for me. My girlfriend mostly makes cups, so she's putting this one to great use. Overall a great product.