This is a truly portable airline "carry-on" wheel weighing about 11 lb. that fits into its own heavy-duty canvas carrying case (included with the wheel). It spins four ratios and the ball bearings make it effortless to treadle. It comes assembled -- just unfold it! You won't lose the lazy kate--it's attached to the wheel. The wheel is single drive only but offers single treadle and double treadle models. Great for taking to workshops. It is assembled and ready to use.
The Joy specifications:
- wheel diameter: (15.75")
- orifice: (3/8 ")
- orifice height: 24"
- bobbin capacity: 3-4oz
- comes equipped with Ashford's sliding hook flyer
- ratios: 6, 8, 11 & 14:1
- weight: 5kg (11lb)
- polyurethane conrods and treadle hingles for even, smooth treadling
- 3 bobbins and built-in kate
If you are interested in bulky yarns or in plying your singles, you might consider the optional jumbo flyer called the "freedom flyer".
And remember--it comes finished and assembled with a carrying case.