North Star Stainless Steel Extruder Package with Basic & Accessory Die Set
This North Star clay extruder features a Stainless Steel Barrel that will not stain porcelain or other light colored clay Everything that comes in contact with the clay is either stainless steel or plastic and will not discolor the most delicate porcelain even if clay is left in the machine.
This package deal includes the Basic Die Set and Accessory Die Set
The included Basic Die Sets give you 8 coil dies, 2 handle dies, one square coil, one hex coil, a blank die and a die mask. Several of the coil dies contain 4 cavities of different sizes and the die mask is used to block off any three of them. The Accessory Die Set consists of 3/4, 7/8, 1 and 1 1/8" coils. 2 and 3" ribbon dies, 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" round hollow dies, 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" square hollow dies, 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" hexagon hollow dies, die mask, and stainless steel Z brace.
This Stainless model offers the most versatility. It can be used with just about any clay type as long as the clay is soft and easy to work with your hands. Because stainless steel won't rust, it is ideal for use with white stoneware clays and porcelain. If you're going to be using these clay types, then this Stainless extruder will be your best choice.
The extruder's handle length and barrel size are matched to give plenty of leverage without ratcheting. The handle is anchored at one fixed pivot point, completely eliminating the danger of a heavy steel bar slipping or suddenly offering no resistance. Clay is loaded with the handle in the down position, again eliminating danger from a heavy, hard-to-control handle.
The barrel of the extruder holds approximately eight pounds of clay, which will give a longer extrusion than most artists can handle at one time.
All dies are made of 1/2 inch thick polyethylene, which is extremely wear-resistant and completely non-contaminating. The top edge of the die cavity is beveled to compact the clay as it passes through, giving a crisp, more compressed extrusion.